As for the mods: - RMRacing TwinFlow intake - Crane cam (220/220) - A&A stage II heads - Kook headers, X-pipe, and cats - Borla XR-1 exhaust - C6 Z06 wheels and tires - trailer hitch for my "track" wheels/tires - window tint - clear Euro taillights - Engine work and tune by Alex Nelson at Rocky Mountain Corvette, now in Castle Rock, CO. - The HP figure is based on dyno runs from a C5 that had the cam and heads that I'm using now; I've never had my car dyno'd but that car ran at 400 rwhp without the headers/exhaust setup that I've got. You can do your own figuring for what that means at the crank...15%, 18%, whichever. - The weight figure is the heaviest weight that Car and Driver lists for a C5 coupe - I'm heavy on options (disk changer, HUD, etc) so I figure go with that.
In the interest of keeping it as a charity car, every dollar I spend modding the car I match to one of the charities above. Plans include adding a camera/roll bar, brake upgrades, installing the T1 control arms I've got in the garage and switching to coilovers. It's a Z51 car and handles pretty well as is, but I'm looking for more grip and adjustability. Plus everyone knows that coilovers are dead sexy! I'm leaning toward Pfadt for the coilovers and adjustable anti-roll bars.