This Modded C7 Has An Impressive Standing Mile Time

The new Chevrolet Corvette can hit the 200-mph mark in less than a mile. Talk about gettin’ it done. Popular Mechanics reports that TES Performance modified a C7 a few months ago to see if it could set a standing half-mile and one-mile record.

And it did pretty well. Its half-mile speed was 193.4 mph and the standing mile speed was 238.4mph. That makes it faster than production cars like the Bugatti Chiron. You can check out the full video at

As we begin PowerNation in 2018 we’re changing how we bring you all those cool cars and interesting builders and owners. Instead of them coming to us, we’re going to them! Starting in January Gannon Pritchard will join Katie on PowerNation as he fields reports from the shops, garages, homes, barns and any other car connected places we can find. Our first week’s show comes to you from Bay One Customs in Springfield, Tennessee. Owner T.C. Penick opens up the doors and lets Gannon inside his shop that has produced so many amazing builds over the years.

Plus we’ll have a stand-alone digital version story of each shop that you can find on It’s an all-new way to bring you PowerNation, so join Katie, Gannon and the rest of the Tech Center team as we strive to bring all new tech and how-to all year long.