Ron brought us his Atomic Orange Metallic 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to address the LS7’s infamous valve drop issues, and also add another ~125whp worth of naturally aspirated power in the process! Up first in the shop, John installed a set of CNC ported cylinder heads from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a custom billet-core camshaft from Cam Motion, push rods from COMP Cams, rocker arm bronze bushing trunnion upgrade from Smith Brothers Pushrods, fasteners from ARP, all new OEM GM gasket, seals, fluids, and timing components (along with a C5R timing chain), with a set of long-tube headers from Stainless Works to top it all off.
After the mechanical work wrapped in the shop, Matt strapped her down to the rollers for Vlad to bring it all together with a custom calibration via HP Tuners. The results? 574.01whp & 536.79lbft! This output with a naturally aspirated C6Z is an absolutely blast of a car both on the street and on the track. Needless to say, Ron is enjoying the new performance!