Well sure, the C6 Corvette rolls off the factory floor with 400 HP even in base guise, but let’s be frank – with the ZR1 out there now with the supercharged LS under the hood, this silver C6 needed a little extra something to compete – which is what brought this car to see the Mod Experts. In store for this Corvette is a Vortech Supercharger Kit (CARB Legal we’re told) and though the OEM wheels for the C6 aren’t awful, they do kind of blend in with the crowd.
Being a fairly involved, intercooled supercharger kit from A&A Corvette, putting this car together took us a bit longer than expected, as a few needed components were missing, but once we had everything on hand, it all went together pretty smoothly.
Check out the outlet on that intercooler. You could drop a tennis ball in there!!
Here’s how the whole setup looks prior to reinstalling the front bumper – the heat shield you see here forces the air to travel through the intercooler ensuring a better thermal transfer, resulting in, you guessed it – more horsepower.
The Blow-Off valve is installed on the intercooler itself, we’re sure the BOV sound is going to confuse a few cars at stoplights.
The intercooler hides well behind the front grille.
Check out how the whole setup looks fully assembled. That LS2 will certainly breathe a lot better being forcefed – and being supercharged, it stays full volume, rather than quieting down like it would with a turbocharger. Now that we have the supercharger installed, the coup de gras was a set of HRE FF15 Flow Form Wheels.
We set this vette up with a staggered 19in / 20in setup in the Liquid Silver finish. Fresh out of the box they’re almost too pretty to mount.
We went with a fitment spec of HRE FF15 19x95ET55 and 20×11 ET78, paired with 255/35-19 / 295/30-20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires to match.
It does look glorious, doesn’t it?
After mounting, we had to take the Vette outside to see these beauties in sunlight.
And we weren’t disappointed with the results.
The weirdest part of Corvette fitments is the staggered wheel size, and we mean staggered diameter, not staggered width (actually that’s staggered too, but that’s beside the point).
The rears are now a very very beefy 295-series on an 11-inch wide wheel, meaning that even with the supercharger, this thing’s got a ton of mechanical grip.
And amazingly, the 11in wide wheel fits great within the OEM fenderwells.
Overall, we love the look of the car, though lowering its suspension would be a great idea.
Enjoy the rest of the gallery below.
That’s it for now.
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson
Select Photos Bryan Munoz