Nothing beats a good driver. Road Test TV sent their own driver out to test a brand new C7 Corvette Z06, lightly modded with a pulley and tune, on stock Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
With the Z06’s 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8, laying down 650 horsepower, the owner managed to eke out a 12.03-second time at 123mph. Which is okay. But with Road Test TV’s man behind the wheel, the Z06 shaves nearly two seconds off its time: 10.56 seconds, at 131mph.
And another run sees 10.49 seconds at 130mph, with a hole shot victory.
It’s all explained in detail, in the video. Alas, with better track conditions—and drag radials, of course—this mean Corvette should be running in the low 10s.