It's not just about adding turbos - it's about where they're mounted.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 delivers some of the best bang for buck on the market. Recently, we saw just how quick a stock C8 is when it posted some insane quarter-mile times. Of course, when it comes to speed and power, there is almost always room for improvement, which is why Late Model Racecraft saw fit to add not one, but two, turbochargers to the Corvette's 6.2-liter V8, which already produced 490 horsepower on its own. With the turbo kit completed, a figure of up to 1,200 hp was mentioned, which is more than double what the stock C8 makes and not far off the 1,479 hp of the Bugatti Chiron.
But more than just the titanic power is the sound and the appearance. The custom catback exhaust system helps provide this modded C8 with a sound worthy of its tremendous output. And, unlike several other aftermarket turbo upgrades to the Corvette, these top-mounted turbos aren't positioned behind the rear bumper but are mounted above the engine. With the turbos mounted high up, turbo blankets still need to be fitted which will help to minimize heat transfer to the engine lid when it's closed. Bespoke brackets were used to hold the turbos up. For now, the stock ECU hasn't been touched.
It's undoubtedly one of the most impressive turbo conversions we've seen in some time, and when the final bits are in place, we can only imagine the type of performance that this turbocharged C8 will deliver. The stock C8 already hits 60 mph in under three seconds, so this twin-turbo version could dip below 2.5 seconds if the rear wheels can find a way to manage all of that power. Once it's rolling and traction is less of an issue, it should be an absolute monster. Towards the end of the video, the sight of those twin turbos through the rear windows is an awesome reminder that this is no ordinary C8. Add a widebody kit to really beef up the looks, and you'll have yourself a true Lamborghini slayer for a fraction of the price.