Gordon Vogel of
In Gordon’s own words “this thing is beast”! Driving this Z can be a very intimidating experience. The power of this Z06 is intoxicating. The intoxication comes via a 250 shot dose of Nitrous that boosts the already heavily modified LS7 to 850+ RWHP. At full gallop it seems as if you can hear this black stallion from a mile away.
Custom blue pin stripped Breed wheels fitted with Nitto Invo 355x 20 rear tires help tp put all of those juiced horses to the ground. The engine was fitted with a special grind Comp cam. A set of Cooks long tube headers help to get things get interesting. The dual tank laughing gas is controlled with a graduated accelerator system and as mentioned previously is good for an extra 250 horses.
The rest of the intake system utilizes a FAST 102 manifold,
Hurricane air intake, large capacity fuel injectors and a high output
electronic fuel boost system. Here is the real trick; Gordon’s “Z” is equipped
to use E85 fuel. E85 is the stuff that is making American corn farmers
rich. The ethanol based fuel is rated to
yield about 106 octane. The high octane of E85 facilitates
forced air applications, or in Gordon’s case heavy nitrous, while minimizing
the potential for engine destroying detonation. A custom built LS7 racing block
helps to contain the mind boggling internal pressures of nitrous. The racing
block was added after an engine destroying encounter with the
Gordon’s Black Stallion is fitted with various exterior carbon fiber add on’s that include a very neat carbon vented hood, carbon front splitter, side rocker extensions and rear valance.