Meet Pappas/Marinis’s Monster Corvette C7 Pro Mod Dragster and Try Not to Scream

If drag racers had a spiritual protector, they would look at this Corvette C7 Pro Mod like it was a divine gift from above. In reality, they have to thank Pappas/Marinis Motorsport for it.

Here’s how things work: yesterday, we brought to your attention a Chevrolet Corvette C7 dragster with 4000+ horsepower that shoots from a standstill so fast, you’d think the video was shot or edited in fast-forward mode. Thanks to that, we thought we’ve seen everything but Pappas/Marinis Motorsport had other plans. Like, for example, building a Chevrolet Corvette C7 Pro Mod. So yeah, you can call us impressed.

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It looks like Rambo got himself four wheels and now plans to hurt someone on the drag strip, but let’s see what hides deep down the beast’s guts. Let’s start with the engine, a BES-sourced 5.2-inch bore space, 820 cubic inches (13.4 liters) aggregate wearing a pair of Braswell/Book carbs.

The almost nuclear plant is addicted to nitrous, and will get its shot courtesy of a Speedtech four-stage system. We don’t get any info on just how much horsepower is extracted from this monster’s beating heart but hear this out: they needed a PST carbon driveshaft to send power towards the rear axle.

Now you do the guessing, we’ll just say Pro Mod regulations allow power outputs varying from 2,500 to around (and sometimes even over) 4,000 horsepower. It’s not a Corvette C7 anymore, but we’ll keep calling it that way for the sake of the story. You should also know it rides on Weld Racing V-Series wheels up front, and Delta-1’s in the rear.

For now, the dragster is on the verge of beginning its shakedown process, where it will be fine-tuned and prepared for drag strip action. Until it starts ripping apart competitors on the asphalt, let us enjoy the short presentation video below: By: autoevolution

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