Brito is an Army Vet that spent his life defending our nation. He
spent fifteen of those year at the Pentagon and survived that fate-full
day on September 11th 2001. Carlos tells us that he loves the
Corvette and car scene because it is a common denominator that brings
people together regardless of race, religion or background. Corvette
people are in a unique position as they have an almost instant common
bond with each other.
toy is a 2014 velocity yellow C7 that was equipped with the factory Z51
performance package. Factory performance was not nearly enough
for Carlos. The C7 is currently pushing out over 710 WHP and 640 TQ on a
stock bottom end thanks to some nasty little mods.
The mods to this modern day rod includes an ECS Supercharger kit with 3.7 pulley, a
Fasterproms E85 flex fuel and Alky Control dual nozzle meth kit. A 170
degree thermostat, ported throttle body, MGW short throw shifter and
Vitesse Throttle Controller help. A K&N Air Filter, 2" long tube
headers with a 3" X-pipe move the exhaust to the rear. A set of
255/335 Cup2 tires transmit all of those horses to the ground.
C7 is not only all "go', the car has a lot of "show" built into
it. The body mods include a high tech G3 Carbon splitter,
rockers, rear diffuser, and carbon fiber spoiler. An ACS wide body kit,
Z06 grille and spats, Oracle LED Side Markers, Xpel front end, black
wrap and eyelids by Redline Design update the C7. An airbrushed hood
liner by Big Boy Airbrushing shows off Carlos's military inspired
redesign. The C7 is Erick's third Corvette.
so many of us family and career placed his high performance dreams on
hold until life calmed down a bit. Carlos's C7 sees duty as daily
driver and on the track. His best quarter mile time of 10.39@134,
154 mph on the half-mile and his best lap at Palm Beach international
was 1.26 with a backstretch speed of 155. That my friends makes for a
very interesting street car.
Carlos spends his spare time running the Central Florida Corvette club and of
course modifying his C7 with the help of family and friends.