Enthusiasts Watch This Corvette Hit 238 MPH in One Mile

18:30  19 december  2017
18:30  19 december  2017 Source:   Road & Track

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A decade ago, the fastest supercars around would need miles of straight pavement to hit 200 mph . Watch for yourself to see the Corvette ’s entire mile -long 238 mph run from the cockpit.

A decade ago, the fastest supercars around would need miles of straight pavement to hit 200 mph . Watch for yourself to see the Corvette 's entire mile -long 238 mph run from the cockpit.

a car parked in a parking lot: Watch This Corvette Hit 238 MPH in the Standing Mile© TES Performance Watch This Corvette Hit 238 MPH in the Standing Mile

A decade ago, the fastest supercars around would need miles of straight pavement to hit 200 mph. But thanks to ever-improving technology and engineering, even a Chevy can smash the 200-mph mark in less than a mile.

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TES Performance, a shop in Northwest Texas specializing in American performance cars, brought out its highly modified six-speed automatic C7 Corvette in September to set a standing half-mile and one-mile record. It was able to set a half-mile speed of 193.4 mph, and a standing mile speed of 238.4 mph. For context, that's faster than any new production car you can buy today, save for the Bugatti Chiron and of course, the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Remember, the Corvette pulled of this speed in just one mile. Imagine how fast it could go if it was given some more space.

Watch for yourself to see the Corvette's entire mile-long 238 mph run from the cockpit.


Here's A Simple Proposal: Make Corvettes With Straight Sixes Again .
One of my favorite car enthusiasts is currently starting a project to put a Toyota 2JZ, the legendary Supra motor, into a 1982 Chevrolet Corvette, and this got me thinking: what GM should do is make new Vettes with straight sixes. The logic is simple: the first Corvette came with an inline six cylinder. Cool. The current Corvette (and all other Corvettes other than those first few years of production) comes with a V8. Less cool.© Provided by Univision Interactive Media, Inc. A 1954 Chevrolet Corvette foldout. The car came with a 150 horsepower “Blue Flame” straight six.

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