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Haltech Heroes: Brian Bugh’s Time Attack Corvette

Brian Bugh loves his Corvettes and is seriously into time attack racing. This Z06 C5 is a happy marriage of these two passions.

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Brian competes in the WTAC Open Class which allows a fair bit of freedom in terms of aero aids.

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Time attack cars are easily identified by their distinctive aero and Brian’s Corvette is no different sporting a massive rear wing, diffuser and a wide front spoiler.

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Powering Brian’s car is an LS6 V8 with an over-the-radiator (OTR) intake feeding into a 102mm billet throttle body.

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Internally, aside from a custom camshaft, the engine is almost stock and makes approximately 440hp at the wheels.

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The cabin is all business with the control centre dominated by a Haltech IQ3 logger dash.

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The engine runs a Haltech Elite 2500 ECU and a dual Wideband Controller kit connected to the engine via a Haltech terminated LS harness.

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Power is connected to a SmartWire module with a dash-mounted switch panel giving Brian instant access to the starter motor, ignition, accusump pump, lights, cool down (thermo fan and water pump), fuel override, wipers and fuel door release.

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Apart from looking after the fuel injection and various engine functions, the Elite also manages the vehicle’s traction control.

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While time attack racing might be dominated by AWD Japanese cars, Brian’s Corvette is a perfect example of a well sorted, reliable and deceptively quick American muscle car that can mix it up with the high tech, high revving, turbocharged brigade.

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