2005 Chevrolet Corvette - Two Turbos, Please. No Waiting

Z06-Look '05 Built For Long-Distance Performance

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Data File: '05 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Owned by: Jimmy Pezzulich, Port Orange, Florida
Modified by: Atomic Autosports, Port Orange, Florida

BODY
Modified production '05 Corvette convertible
Modifications: Z06 widebody conversion with OEM Z06 front bumper/carbon-fiber front fenders/rear spoiler, Caravaggio quarter-panels and Classic Design Concepts rear valance
Bodywork and paint preparation: Atomic Autosports
Paint: Black PPG Deltron 2000; Paint applied by: Atomic Autosports

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Impressive: The '05's overall quality impressed former GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Wil Cooksey so much that he added his signature to the LS2's engine cover. APS twin turbos take up no room in the engine bay-they're downstream of the cats.

CHASSIS
Frame: Production '05 Corvette
Suspension: Pfadt coil-overs and Z06 sway bar, front and rear
Steering: Production '05 Corvette
Brakes: (Front) DBA discs with two-piece rotors and Hawk pads (Rear) DBA discs with one-piece rotors and Hawk pads
Wheels: CCW SP 16A, black with custom carbon-fiber finish on centers, 18x10 inches (front), 19x13 inches (rear)
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport, 265/35ZR18 (front), 345/30ZR19 (rear)

ENGINE
GM Powertrain overhead-valve V-8 (RPO LS2)
Built by: GM Powertrain Performance Build Center, Wixom, Michigan
Modifications: APS twin-turbocharger system (running up to 8 pounds of boost)Displacement: 364 ci (5.99L)
Ignition: Production GM coil-on-plug
Induction: APS dual intercoolers
Exhaust: Borla cat-back mufflers and exhaust pipes
Horsepower: 545 at 5,700 rpm
Torque: 538 lb-ft at 5,100 rpm

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Stock, Plus: Aside from the Eclipse sound/navigation system in the dash, Jimmy's only other cabin upgrades are the three Auto Meter gauges (fuel pressure, boost, and air-fuel ratio).

TRANSAXLE
Production '05 Corvette automatic (RPO MX0) with paddle shift on steering wheel
Modifications: 3.15:1 rear gear ratio
Shifter: Production '05 Corvette

INTERIOR
Modified production '05 Corvette interior
Modifications: Leather-wrapped door pulls, painted center console and speedometer bezel
Seats: OEM buckets
Upholstery: Black leather
Carpets: Black cut-pile with Lloyd mats
Instrumentation: OEM '05 Corvette with Auto Meter triple-gauge pod (fuel pressure, boost, and air/fuel ratio) on left A-pillar
Entertainment/navigation system: Eclipse 6600 DVD/navigation system with rear back-up camera
HVAC: OEM '05 Corvette

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