When Chevrolet released the C7 Corvette, many were in awe of the latest iteration of the iconic American muscle car. With its sleek lines and aggressive looks, the vehicle also came with a hefty punch. As it should. This was a pure muscle car that brought back the iconic styling alongside impressive high-performance numbers. Owing its name to the legendary C1 Corvette that brought the famous Stingray design to the world, this C7 Stingray follows the same principles set forth over 50 years ago. And it does it well.
The Corvette C7 Stingray is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V8 engine delivering 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 pound-feet (620 N⋅m) torque. The vehicle is equipped as standard with an 8-Speed paddleshift automatic transmission system. In turn, this engine and transmission combo allows the C7 Corvette to take you from 0 to 60mph (0-97km/h) in just 3.7 seconds. Add the driver-focused cockpit and you’ve got yourself the perfect way to drive to work every day. Well, if that’s your thing. For the owner of this beautiful torch red Corvette Stingray, there are other things that its owner had planned for it.
Certainly, when you take the first look at this Corvette, you’ll immediately notice it’s wheel and tire setup. After all, Beadlock wheels and drag radials will certainly give away it’s true purpose: going fast down a straight line. For this vehicle, the owner went with a set of WELD Vitesse Beadlock forged wheels in the front and a set of WELD V-Series Frontrunner wheels in the front. In turn, this makes for a perfect drag strip setup, allowing this Corvette to put all its power down with ease. Add Mickey Thompson drag radials in the front and rear, and this C7 is ready to show its might on the track.
For owners that are interested in running a setup like this, you’ll be keen to know that these wheels clear out the large Chevvy brake calipers in both front and rear. You can order these wheels in several color combinations, but we gotta be honest here, this particular combination of Black Centers and Polished Shells, looks the best. However, you can order these in a Polished Center and Polished Shell combination as well. We’re certain this combination would look great on a black car, that’s for sure. Furthermore, these wheels also surpass all applicable race wheel & SAE street wheel standards, ensuring your safety on the track. In addition to that, these wheels offer a maximum load rating of 1200lbs per wheel or 2400lbs per axle for street application, all with a 28″ tire. In turn, these certainly make for a great choice for your next street & strip application.