Thankfully, car owner Mike Craig has a healthy respect for the Z1100's otherworldly capabilities. "I don't get scared [much]," he tells us. "I was a state trooper. The Z1100 C6 Corvette has a top estimated speed of 220 mph, but when I got it up to 180 mph in a controlled condition, it scared me. It was the fastest three-quarters of a mile of my life." At the track, the car has gone as fast as 10.38 at 145 mph on radials. With Hoosier RI street slicks in place, the numbers tumble to a scarcely believable 9.67 at 150. "It's almost too much power," Mike says.

Incredibly, the Z1100 is also street legal. "It meets all DOT requirements for being on a public highway," Mike says. "The best thing about it is its daily driveability. I enjoy it about 50 miles a week." Was the $150,000-vehicle worth it? "The saying 'you get what you pay for' applies. It's definitely worth it."

Having beaten Suzuki GSX1300 superbikes, Dodge Vipers, and Ferraris, don't be surprised if Mike takes on a jet airliner in a half-mile race sometime in the future. For earthbound competitors, Mike tells us he'd like a shot at a particular twin-turbo Ford GT owned by Heffner's Performance of Sarasota, Florida. "We've never tested a street car that accelerated to 150 mph quicker than this twin-turbo GT," said Car and Driver in a road test of the blown Ford. "I'd like to see the Z1100 go heads-up against the GT from a 60-mph roll to 150 mph, and see if they feel the same way," Mike says. "I'm confident that there's nothing out there that can match [this] Corvette, other than another Z1100 from MDMC."

The Z1100 is Mike's sixth Vette, and his second one from MDMC-his last car was a 650hp C5. Horsepower is now in Mike Craig's psyche. He lives for it. He dreams about it. "Now that I've gotten into tuning, I would never own another stock Corvette. It's the difference between night and day."

Think you deserve a spot in the 1100 building? Send us the details of your 1,100-plus hp Corvette, and maybe you'll see it featured in the pages of VETTE magazine. Residents of lower floors are also encouraged to apply.

Spec Sheet
Car '05 Coupe
Owner Mike Craig
Block Stock LS2
Displacement 364 CI
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Heads AFR 205, CNC ported and prepped by Ed potter of Late Model Speed
Valves Ferrea stainless steel, 2.08/1.6
Camshaft MDMC Custom; 237/242@50; 598/605 lift; 114 lsa
Rocker Arms stock GM 1.7-ratio
Pistons JE forged with ceramic-coated tops,
  Teflon-coated sides, and full-floating wristpins
Crankshaft Lunati forged
Rods Lunati forged
Intake Manifold stock
Throttle Body ported and polished stock
Carburetor/Fuel Injectors Motron 65 lb/hr
Fuel Pump Twin Bosch 420
Ignition stock
Engine Management Stock ECM, tuned by Modern Day Muscle Cars
Power Adder Custom F-1R Procharger kit with aluminum
  custom tubing and Mondo race blow-off valve
Maximum Boost 15 psi
Intercooler MDMC custom 3-core
Exhaust System 1 7/8" Kooks long-tube headers
  3" Borla "Stinger"-style Cat-Back
Transmission T56 with carbon blocker rings
Clutch SPEC 5 clutch and aluminum flywheel
Driveshaft stock
Front Suspension stock
Rear Suspension QA1 shocks
Rear End cryo-treated 3.42 ring and pinion, HD clutches,
  hardened 4340 steel output shafts
Front Brakes stock Z51
Rear Brakes stock Z51
Wheels HRE 541; 19x8.5 (front), 20x12 (rear)
Front Tires 275/30-19 Michelin Pilot
Rear Tires 335/30-20 Michelin Pilot
Fuel Octane 93
Weight 3,410
Best ET/MPH 10.38 at 145 (radials), 9.67 at 150 (slicks)
Best 60-ft. Time 1.845
Current Mileage 5,700
Miles Driven Weekly 50