One of the beauties about any American sports car is their abundance of aftermarket support, thanks to their bolt-on simplicity and performance capabilities. The Chevrolet Corvette, being one of them, has proven to the world that the Americans can make a decent sports car. And just like the Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, the GTO and more, the Corvette receives a lot of attention from aftermarket firms. And this Romeo Ferraris Corvette Z06 is no different.
Romeo Ferraris takes the Z06s LS7 7.0L V8 and adds a Vortech centrifugal supercharger, an air-to-air aluminum intercooler, and high-flow injectors. The result: 667 hp and 606 lb-ft of torque, up from 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. That power also comes from the help of a new sport exhaust system. Additionally, with enough power to spin the Earth in the opposite direction, RF fitted larger performance disk-brakes. Bringing everything together, 0-60 is clocked in at 3.3 seconds and if you”re feeling lucky”¦.punk”¦will continue to thrust you like Dirty Harry”s .44 Magnum to 124 mph in under 10 seconds. Top speed isn”t a surprise, at 211 mph.
Visually, the RF Z06 receives new wheels and a matte black paint job. Inside, Romeo Ferraris also adds an in-house “Commando” sport steering wheel by himself truly, Recaro Sportster seats and other leather touches to replace plastic interior moldings.
But as much as the Corvette is a performance bargain, majority of the stuff isn”t exactly bespoke to Mr. Ferraris himself and seems like almost anybody with the slightest knowledge of aftermarket tuning. Do the modifications done to this here Corvette justify the extra cost it could potentially inflict on prospective buyers?
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Romeo Ferraris Chevrolet Corvette Z06:
– By: Chris Chin