Car '96 coupe
Owner Russ Buckner
Block Stock LT4 iron
Displacement 350 ci
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Heads Stock LT4
Valves Stock 2.00/1.55
Camshaft GMPP LT4 Hot Cam (0.525/0.525-in lift,
218/228-deg duration, 112-deg LSA)
Rocker Arms Stock 1.6 roller
Pistons Stock hypereutectic
Crankshaft Stock cast iron
Rods Stock powdered metal
Intake Manifold Home-ported stock
Throttle Body Stock
Fuel Injectors Stock
Fuel Pump Stock
Ignition Stock OptiSpark with Taylor wires
Engine Management Stock with PCMforLess mail-order programming
Power Adder N/A
Exhaust System Hooker coated long-tube headers, dual 3-in pipes,
Flowmaster mufflers
Transmission Stock ZF six-speed
Clutch Stock
Driveshaft Stock
Front Suspension Stock
Rear Suspension Stock
Rearend Stock Dana 44 with 4.10 gears
Front Brakes Stock 13-in J55
Rear Brakes Stock 12-in J55
Wheels Stock 17x9.5 Corvette (front), Pontiac 16x8 (rear)
Front Tires Hoosier A6 autocross
Rear Tires Mickey Thompson ET Street, 26x10.5x16
Current Mileage Approx. 97,700
Amount Driven Weekly
Best ET/MPH 12.380 at 114.66

'01 Z06
Regular readers may recall Kevin Helmintoller's '01 Mallett Z06 from its appearance in our Aug. '06 issue. For the rest of you, the car played the tricked-out foil to a stock C6 Z (also Helmintoller's) in what was the magazine world's first published dragstrip test of the new LS7-powered model. Since then, Helmintoller has further upgraded the C5 Z's Cartek-built 436 with a rev-friendly top-end package from Tampa-area tuner (and regular VETTE coconspirator) AntiVenom.