Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been invited to bring a little ruckus to the 38th annual Concours D’Elegance in Plymouth, Michigan.
Ken Lingenfelter himself, also a board member of Concours D’Elegance America, has been invited to show his personal 2007 Bugatti Veyron and 1996 Vector M12. But, Lingenfelter will also arrive with its 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which has been supercharged to produce 630 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Keeping the Camaro company will be Lingenfelter’s C7 Corvette Z06, producing 720 hp after LPE’s stage one package.
If there is one downfall to having a car show in the middle of Summer, some might say it’s the heat. Well, the Holley LS-Fest is a “hot” event that eliminated the heated conditions by announcing that their 2016 event will be happening On September 9, 10, and 11. That might seem like a long time away, but you should probably make plans now, as Holley has announced that preregistration is now open for Holley LS Fest 2016.
Ah, the local early-morning cars and coffee meets. A relaxing drive to your favorite local hangout, good coffee and pleasant people. As a small-town Traverse City, Mich., resident visiting the Detroit area, I wasn’t fully anticipating all the action that Lingenfelter’s Cars and Coffee would bring to my morning. It blew me out of the water.
A partnership with Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) allows owners to consider engine options like never before. Supercharged, twin turbo or naturally aspirated engines can give your Kustom Corvette up to 1,038 horsepower…
In 1988, Bob Hunnicutt, a Florida car collector and hot-rodder, working with his famous tuner friend, Jim Formato, set out to transform a stock 240HP 1985 Corvette into what they came to call the “Bad Ass Vette of Miami.” Their timing was perfect because John Lingenfelter, who won an amazing 13 National Hot Rod Association titles, had just perfected an engine package based on over-boring the stock 350 cu in (5.7L) Chevy small block to 383 cu in (6.2L) and adding specially designed Lingenfelter camshaft, pistons, heads and manifold and multiple other goodies. Lingenfelter’s mods nearly doubled the horsepower and significantly increased the torque. When they were finished Bob and Jim had built one of the first Lingenfelter Corvettes.
Lingenfelter has a rich history in General Motors performance. For 43-years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has dabbled in Camaros, Corvettes and anything from GM it can make quicker with its go-fast expertise and engineering.
Dirk Stratton, driver for Stratton Racing, is a multiple-series champion who is driving in competition drifting in Formula Drift Pro Am and Pro Am 2. For the 2016 season, he is driving in the Formula Drift Pro 2 events, along with the Midwest Drift Union and U.S. Drift Series. He will be taking his 2009 “Driftvette” Corvette with him to get into the winner’s circles, yet again. The team has recently made some changes to the car to include a Lingenfelter 427 LS7 engine.
If you needed more proof that we’re living in the real golden age of performance, look no further than the current battle for pony car supremacy. Hot on the heels of Ford’s all-new Mustang for 2015 is Chevrolet’s counter-punch, the all-new sixth generation Camaro.