Dirk Stratton's Formula Drift competing C6 Corvette recently upgraded its powertrain with a little help from Lingenfelter.

Since the new C8 Corvette has been driving for over a year, General Motors has had plenty of time to perfect the mid-engine redesign. 

The C8 is a real supercar from Chevrolet despite the base Z51's naturally aspirated V8 positioned amidships producing "only" 495 horsepower due to the advantages of weight distribution. 

Because higher-spec versions are likely to have delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, C7 and C6 Corvettes can nevertheless provide a substantial amount more power than the C8.

For aftermarket businesses, this presents a golden opportunity. 

For instance, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering recently showed a video of their improved C8; 

if it has anything like the 820-horsepower Eliminator V8 under the hood of this drift-ready C6 driven by Dirk Stratton, it may be a major competitor in the market.

Burning Tires All Day Stratton competes in Formula Drift with his C6 Corvette, known as the "Driftvette," and recently improved its powerplant with a little assistance from Lingenfelter. 

In particular, he is currently driving a 424ci LS7 that Lingenfelter refers to as the Eliminator Spec R, 

which when powered by ethanol produces an astounding 820 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

The T56 sequential transmission sends that oomph to the back wheels, amplifying the engine's banshee scream as Stratton tears up the road in the video up above.

Built For Competition The Eliminator Spec R from Lingenfelter is all about power and reliability, with the engine build featuring a blueprinted and sleeved block