1200hp Twin Turbo Stick Shift Grand Sport Goes to Town on Those Gears
When it comes to drag racing, general consensus would tell us that it’s ...
When it comes to drag racing, general consensus would tell us that it’s probably a good idea to throw an automatic transmission in your car what you get up to a certain power level. Not only will it be a lot more consistent but it also break a lot less and cause a lot less headache. However, when somebody does choose to leave a manually shifted H-pattern transmission in a machine making tons of power, well, it could be a whole lot of fun to watch one of these brutal machines power their way down the strip with someone behind the wheel who really knows how to bang a couple gears.
This time, we take a minute to catch up with Brett Linville and his Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport that is throwing down a good amount of power, around 1200 be a little bit more specific, thanks to 427 cubes of ERL power and a pair of 69mm turbos that really promise to get this thing going. Watching it blaze its way down the strip is nothing short of impressive as the car really manages to provide quite the experience filled with plenty of power all the way from the first 60 feet through the traps that sit a quarter mile away. When all is said and done, it’s good for a low nine-second pass at almost 160 mph.
Follow along with the BigKleib34 video down below that takes you to the scene of the action at Maryland International Raceway that shows off this Vette that’s a pure pleasure to watch as it likes to make magic happen down the quarter mile. Whether or not you think a manual transmission is the way to go with a car this fast, it sure does look like a lot of fun yanking the gears and blasting through this span of track that quickly.