He started by sending it off to award-winning engine builder Tony Bischoff of BES Racing Engines, who fitted the Stingray with a fifth-generation LT1, which was bored, and fitted with all manner of performance aftermarket components, including intake manifold, cams, exhaust valves and too many more to list.
But the big add-on to the 427 was a direct-port nitrous system that helped jack output up to 600 horsepower, which is shy of where they wanted it to be.
After a lot of tuning later, and they were able to get the output up to 884 horsepower at the rear wheels. Typically, there is about a 15 percent parasitic loss as power makes its way from the engine to the rear wheels, so this thing is making in the neighborhood of a thousand horses.
Before they had the car completely dialed in, it was making 10-second quarter-mile runs, crossing at 141 mph. Ben fully expects the Weapon X ‘Vette to be a 9-second car. This is one Stingray that we need to see in action.