22+ x Track Records, 1 x 1300HP Corvette C6

What makes this 1300hp V8 time attack machine tick?

With 780hp at 8psi low boost and 1300hp at 20psi high boost (that's 969kW at 1.38 Bar) options on tap via 2 externally-ish mounted Garrett G35-900 turbochargers and an LME-built, 430ci LSX, Feras Qartoumy 's C6 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette is no stranger to a trophy or two as discussed at SEMA.

Corvette C6 engine bay

The LSX is a 2000hp spec build using an RHS block, Callies crank, rods, Diamond pistons, Brodix head, a custom-ground camshaft from Comp Cams, and an MSD Atomic Airforce intake manifold. Part of building up to this level over the years involved using a lot of aftermarket parts that would support the required power levels, but were more suited for drag racing and dyno queen runs (no offence intended!), leading to some unexpected development requirements all for the better.

Corvette C6 rear

The car uses a MoTeC traction control system via the M150 ECU to help keep the full boost from 3500rpm under control, and a Bosch Motorsport ABS system at the other end of the straights which has had the biggest impact on car confidence so far.

Corvette C6 in car

So what next? One of the biggest future goals is to reduce weight. To get where it is at 2950lbs (1228kg) other than general parts stripping, the car has shed 40lbs thanks to carbon fibre body panels from Anderson Composites and a whopping 60lbs from the removal of the stock wiring harness some years ago. Adding a paddle shift setup to the PPG 6-speed sequential is also high on the list along with suspension data solutions and some tidying up of the impressive Verus Engineering & Feras developed aero package.

Corvette C6 front wing 2

At the time of filming the car holds at least 22 track records.

0:00 - So, NOT A C5, Wording Is Hard!
0:03 - Feras Qartoumy - Owner/Driver/Builder/Spellchecks Worst Nightmare
0:35 - Engine Package
0:50 - 6 Bolt Block Vs Factory Block
1:21 - Drag Racing Parts For Time Attack
1:57 - Cooling System Intro
2:25 - Turbo Location | Cooling
2:33 - Radiators Front & Rear | Cooling
3:14 - 4 Stage Dry Sump
3:42 - Turbochargers Garrett G35-900
4:20 - Full Boost From 3500rpm
5:04 - 6 Speed Sequential
5:26 - 780hp to 1300hp
5:44 - Traction Control
6:38 - Throttle Mapping
7:03 - Boost Vs Throttle #allin
7:18 - MoTeC M150
7:24 - Engine Protection Strategies
8:43 - Knock Control
9:21 - Mechanical Noise & False Knock
9:41 - PPG Sequential Setup
10:07 - Auto Blip On Downshift
10:42 - Heel & Toe Inconsistency
11:05 - Shorter Braking Distances With Good Setup?
11:27 - ABS - Bosch Motorsport
12:12 - Motorsport ABS Settings
13:00 - ABS Vs Driving Style
13:30 - Aero Package
14:24 - Downforce Vs Drag
15:00 - Aero Tuning/Adjustment
15:50 - Mechanical Grip Vs Downforce
16:50 - Suspension Tuning
17:16 - Future Plans - Weight Loss
17:30 - Future Plans - Aero Tidy
17:38 - Aero Design Vs Manufacture
18:20 - 3D Printing Front Splitter
18:44 - Future Plans - Paddle Shift
19:02 - Future Plans - Suspension Data
19:13 - Carbon Fibre Body - 40lb Saving
19:54 - See You At WTAC Team
20:13 - Click Things. Learn Stuff. Free

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