Ivo knew that his super creation had to sound super, too. To that end, he removed the Z06's stock manifolds and upgraded the exhaust path with Kooks 1 7/8-inch headers and an off-road X-pipe. Deliberately tuned for an aggressive sound, the system exits through a set of B&B Bullet mufflers.

Force gets to the ground via a heavy-duty DTE differential housing 3.42 gears. Goodyear Eagle F1s, size 275/35-ZR18 on the front and 315/30ZR18 in the rear, provide plenty of grip so the OE Customs Z06-style wheels can tame the track and the pavement.

The horsepower and torque measurements-a whopping 525 horses and 497 lb-ft at the rear wheels-make this Corvette a monster at the dragstrip and surprisingly easy to drive on the street. According to Ivo, "Z06s are meant to be driven, not parked in a garage. And the difference between a Z06 and my C5-R Corvette is night and day. It's outrageous. The torque is unbelievable. It's scary to hear it coming down the street and know it's not stock." Crate balls of fire, Ivo. We couldn't agree more.

Car: '01 Z06
Owner: Ivo Medina
Block: GM C5-R
Displacement: 427 ci
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Heads: FLP Stage 3, 66cc, fully ported
Valves: 2.080/1.570 stainless steel
Camshaft: Anti-Venom custom grind (0.617/0.647-inch lift,
244/248-degree duration at 0.050 inch)
Rocker Arms: Jesel, 1.7 ratio
Pistons: Lunati forged, -0.17cc dish
Crankshaft: Lunati forged
Rods: Lunati forged
Intake Manifold: FAST
Throttle Body: Anti-Venom/FAST 99mm
Fuel Injectors: 42-lb/hr
Fuel Pump: Stock
Ignition: Stock, coil relocation by Anti-Venom
Exhaust System: 1 7/8-inch Kooks long-tube headers, Kooks off-road X-pipe,
B&B Bullet mufflers
Transmission: T56 six-speed manual
Clutch: SPEC Stage 5, billet steel flywheel
Driveshaft: Stock
Front Suspension: Stock
Rear Suspension: Stock
Rearend: DTE with 3.42 gears
Front Brakes: Stock discs
Rear Brakes: Stock discs
Wheels: OE Customs, black, Z06-style, 18x10.5-inch (front and rear)
Front Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1, 275/35ZR17
Rear Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1, 315/30ZR18
Fuel Octane: 93
Weight: Unknown
Best ET/MPH: Never tracked
Best 60-ft Time: Never tracked
Current Mileage: 22,000
Miles Driven Weekly: Approximately 20-30