The repairs allowed Anderson to produce four 9-second time slips with the best being the aforementioned 9.72 at 145 mph and a back-up run of 9.74 at 146 mph! The FT600 engine management system has been critical in the ability to not just crank big power but manage it as well. The factory ECU has yet to be cracked so all of the fuel supplement is accomplished using a second fuel system, which is controlled exclusively by the FT600. An Aeromotive fuel system and fuel cell are mounted in the front luggage storage compartment and it supplies VP Racing Fuels M1 fuel to the port-located 1700cc fuel injectors. The cooling characteristics of methanol eliminate the need for an intercooler, simplifying the turbo kit’s cold-side packaging.
The FuelTech C8 Corvette employs two WB-O2 Nano meters with Bosch LSU 4.2 LSU O2 sensors in the exhaust to monitor the air/fuel ratios. Other sensors wired into the FT600 are a backpressure canister, 0-150 psi pressure sensor to monitor the port fuel injection, two backpressure sensors for each turbocharger as well as turbocharger speed sensors. The team also added two FuelTech EGT-4 kits, which allows individual cylinder EGT monitoring for all eight cylinders, aiding in complete data collection and engine safety.
The PowerFT the internal boost controller offers enthusiasts complete control over their turbo system. In this application the FT600 is setup to drop boost on the shifts, preventing the factory torque management from being activated. It is an important function to get the C8 Corvette to run flawlessly at wide-open throttle with clean auto-shifts, which can be seen clearly during the in-car video footage.
Repairs are being made to the sheetmetal lid so Anderson can increase the turbo boost back to 21 psi and take aim at the quickest pass by a C8 Corvette, which stands at 9.41 at 144 mph. That time slip belongs to YouTube star Emilia Hartford. For now, Anderson and his team are thrilled to hold the quarter-mile speed record—even at low boost—showing the power capabilities of their combination, and it’s a performance they expect to eclipse in the coming months.