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I know this is kind dumb question almost as having people guess my horsepower without seeing my car.... But Basically what does it take to beat a near stock c-5? I havent run one yet.. but I am curious. Can a stock fox 5 liter with a 8-10 pound blower ( any brand ) come close to or even beat the vette from a roll or from a dig? I have driven both but the vette ( feels ) Faster . Am i off base? Should be rather close in the HP range depending who's HP rating vette aprox 350 Hp.. compared to a vortech stocker 5.0 at anywhere from 315 - 330 or more.
Any thoughts ? Chime in..
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The C5 Corvette was from 1997-2004 and the power of them were:

1997: 340 hp
1998-2000: 345 hp
2001: 385 hp
2002-2004: 405 hp
 

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I believe the only 400 HP vette through those years was the z06 and the plain jane was at 345 round about... The new C-6 is at 400 for the base. And I am pretty sure these are flywheel figures not at the wheels.
I was thinking that a 5 liter @225 HP at the flywheel .. real RWHP may be in the 190 range plus or minus a few HP. and add the claimed HP from vortech 130.. ( I am sure that is inflated).. then it should be some where near a good race right?
 

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i beat 97 c5 with bassani exaust(6 speed) in my 97 gt(335rwhp)@8psi and pi intake, long tubes,o/r x pipe.\,flowmasters,3.73s,short throw,70mm trottle body,screamin demon coils and wires 9mm,aluminum driveshaft,nitto 555...roll beat him by 2 lenghts to 130mph and from a dig @ 100mph like 3-4 lenghts.so 5.0 @8-10psi and few boltons hell yeah, and 50 is lighter than my gt by few hundred lbs
 

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That is what I was thinking.. It should be close I guess depending on driver , conditions.. the whole nine, but it SHOULD not be a lopsided race. I doubt my Gutted 5.0 is much lighter than your car .. with me in it.. 6'1 310 pounder stuffed in it.. LOL.. But i was talking car to car.
Thanks for the responses.. I know bench racing is worthless.. but you have at least run against one just seeing if it is even close. I am going to run a friend of mine who has a 2004 conv. I figure from a roll it would out torque me but who knows.. I give it a try.
 

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Nothing wrong with trying.
 
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