Fastest C7 Corvette Ever Goes Nearly 200 MPH in Half-Mile

TES Performance C7 Corvette

The TES Performance C7 Corvette at the Colorado Mile Event.

With a velocity of 193.4 mph, the TES Performance 2014 C7 Corvette has not only claimed the title of “Fastest Corvette” at the Colorado Mile event for both the half- and full-mile marks, with the mile-long blast clocking in at 238.4 mph; they also reset the C7 Corvette half-mile and mile records in the process.

The Lubbock, Texas based speed shop brought its 6L80E equipped car to the three day event on September 8-10 to vie for top honors. And while it’s top-speed at the mile was an impressive 234.8 mph; the highest-speed of the event would go to a turbocharged 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 motorcycle of 248.0 mph.

TES Performance C7 Corvette

The 2014 TES Performance C7 Corvette at the Colorado Mile.

The released video has multiple angles as the the car runs down the Front Range Airport runway for its all-out top-speed run. Near the end of the video the driver exclaims, over-come with adrenaline, that his legs don’t work and can’t get out from the car, his hands still shaking.

Interestingly enough, in talking with the crew “the car was all over the track” and he attributes it to presumably cold tires. Even despite that, he expressed interest in attempting another run, feeling there was more left in the tank for the quarter mile.

The Corvette in question has a built 416 cubic inch stroker stuffed with forged Wiseco pistons, Callies crank and rods, and is topped by a set of factory LT4 heads while a custom ground camshaft tickles the valves. Twin Precision 6266 turbos feed the mill and a Nitrous Outlet direct port nitrous system brings the turbos online quicker and adds fuel to the fire.

The 6L80 that backs the potent bullet was built by Circle D Specialties, who also provided the torque converter. To keep the Corvette planted, a set of LG Motorsports coilovers was given the nod. With dual parachutes, dual nitrous bottles and a top speed near 240 mph, there is little doubt in the capability of this Corvette.

According to the company Facebook page here, its record bests all currently publicly posted and available records.

Hosted by The U.S. Mile company, the Colorado Mile is one of five mile-long events for 2017, the remaining occurring in Arkansas and Texas.

About the author

Dave Arnouts

From high-performance luxury exotics to domestic aftermarket parts and professional motorsports, I have worked and been involved with automobiles for more than 15 years. While in college to bolster my automotive chops, I interned with a prominent motorsports organization and subsequently worked at an automotive publication after graduation. When it wasn’t domestic performance, it was luxury exotics. That hobby turned marketing position with an automotive manufacturer gave me years worth of unbelievable stories. Nowadays it’s planning projects for when time and budget allows. Currently there are 54 full-builds in various states of planning and analysis on a master spreadsheet.
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