A pair of Auto Meter Sport-Comp gauges allow Murillo to easily monitor fuel and nitrous pr
Buckwheat laid down a 1.47 60-foot, and I was grabbing gears like the [expletive deleted] owed me money. The car moved over about 6 feet at the 1,000-foot mark, but there was no way I was lifting. I didn't even see "Mr. 408" at this point. As I crossed the finish line, I already knew it was a 9-second pass.
The scoreboard lit up with a 9.93 at 145 mph to a 10.61 at 140 mph. For whatever reason, I hadn't felt excitement and jubilation like that since I won the World Ford Challenge in 2002.
Now that he has proven that just maybe he does know a thing or two about Vettes, Murillo is going back to his roots and has built "The Star Car II," with the goal of making no less than 2,600 hp via a twin-turbocharged 541ci aluminum Ford big-block.
So is this the fastest Z06 in San Antonio? Yeah, it probably is. But as a hard-core racer on the strip and elsewhere, Mike Murillo knows there's always bound to be someone faster. Therein lies the challenge. And, ever the competitor, Murillo is "O-tay" with that.
|Owner||Mike Murillo Motorsports (MMM)|
|Compression Ratio||"Less than stock" (72cc heads)|
|Heads||AFR 225 with CNC porting by Kotzur Racing|
|Camshaft||Comp Cams LG Motorsports X4|
|Intake Manifold||FAST 90mm|
|Throttle Body||'07 Z06 90mm|
|Fuel Pump||Stock (engine), 255-lph (nitrous system)|
|Ignition||Stock coils with Granatelli wires and MMM|
|Engine Management||Stock ECM with custom tuning by Mike|
|Power Adder||Zex Direct Port Nitrous with MMM custom|
| ||secondary fuel system|
|Exhaust System||1 7/8-in LGM long-tube headers and x-|
| ||crosspipe, Borla mufflers, Corsa Tips|
|Transmission||Z06 six-speed manual, built by T56 Rebuilders|
| ||(Houston, TX)|
|Rear Suspension||'06 Z06 shocks|
|Rearend||Hardened shafts with 3.90 gears and DTE|
| ||strut brace|
|Wheels||Chrome 17x9.5-in Z06 (front and rear)|
|Front Tires||BFG g-Force T/A KD, 275/40 ZR-17|
|Rear Tires||BFG g-Force T/A Drag Radials, 275/40 R-17|
|Fuel Octane||93 (NA), 116 (with nitrous)|
|Weight||3,380 lbs with driver|
|Best ET/MPH||10.90 at 128 mph (NA)/9.93 at 145 mph|
|Best 60-ft. Time||1.42 seconds|
|Miles Driven Weekly||Approximately 50|