Insane Corvette Drag Racer Is $40,000 Well Spent

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This beast can cover the quarter-mile in just 7.5 seconds.

With a starting price of just $58,900, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is an undisputed performance car bargain. Power is provided by a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

With the Z51 Package equipped, the C8 Corvette will hit 0-62 mph in less than three seconds – that's nearly as fast as the last-generation Z06and ZR1. Reports also suggest it will do the quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds at 121 mph. But for nearly $12,000 less, you can own a dedicated Corvette drag racer.

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Listed for sale on Racingjunkin Quebec, Canada, the drag racer is fitted with a Suncoast fiberglass C5 Corvette body and is certified to cover the quarter-mile in only 7.5 seconds. And that level of performance can be had for just $38,500. If you hadn't already gathered, this is an extreme machine that requires a lot of skill to tame.

Packing a big block Chevy V8 and Powerglide transmission, the dragster weighs only 2,300 pounds, which is significantly lighter than a C5 Corvette road car. According to the sales listing, it also features a mandrel-bent four-link coilover suspension assembly and uses Strange double adjustable shock and spring assemblies.

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It also has Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners and Dana 60 housings with Strange 4.88 ratio gearing, as well as a pinto rack and pinion mounted to an A-arm forward frame.

Safety equipment includes a Moroso double transmission cooler that prevents the gearbox from overheating and a full chrome-moly roll cage. Since the C5 Corvette drag car was unleashed onto the drag strip in 2007, it's only had around 100 runs, so it's virtually brand new according to the sales listing. It's been up for sale since February 2016, so this beast is begging to return to the drag strip.

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