The Lingenfelter Corvette was one of six high performance supercars tested at a California Naval Air station on Memorial Day weekend. This was no field of lightweights! Facing competition for the world’s fastest 0-200 mph in a stock or modified vehicle, running on DOT tires, were: Lamborghini Murcielago, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Ruf Rt 12 Porsche Turbo, Lingenfelter Corvette, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, and Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo Viper.
You can read the fascinating details of the results in September’s Road & Track, now in homes and offices everywhere. The story can also be enjoyed on-line.
The vehicles, shown in a group shot below, finished worst to best in the order listed in the first paragraph. If you want Corvette to be best, we’re going to have to find more than 880 horsepower to go against the 1000 plus hp of Bugatti and Viper.
Corvette Blog votes for future similar annual competitions to continue the fun!