Enthusiasts Watch This Corvette Hit 238 MPH in One Mile

18:42  11 march  2018
18:42  11 march  2018 Source:   Road & Track

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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.

CAD renderings appear to show new mid-engine Chevy Corvette .
It looks like it still uses a naturally-aspirated engine.Given the quality, it appears these are photos from a computer screen. Presumably GM has some lockdown on screenshots. User firebirdfan breaks down the photos pretty well. The transverse leaf spring appears to be gone, replaced by coils. The suspension look beefy, though it's hard to tell if the car uses spool-valve or magnetorheological dampers. Firebirdfan says the front control arms are similar to those on the current Corvette.

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