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The Arrow SAM Project

The Arrow SAM Project C7 Z06 Corvette

Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt, once again can drive using only his head to control the car.

Arrow and Schmidt have driven oval tracks, road courses and mountain summit runs at speeds up to 152 mph. The purpose of the SAM project is not only to push the boundaries of our transportation system, but also to rapidly innovate new technologies in ways never before thought possible.

In September 2016, Sam Schmidt became the first person with quadriplegia in the United States to receive an autonomous vehicle driver’s license. He has since driven the SAM car on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada proving that the technology used in the SAM car is capable of much more than just turning laps.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is proud to have partnered with Arrow to further enhance the performance capability of the Arrow SAM car. Original plans were made to push the SAM car’s factory LT4 supercharger to its limits. Ideally this would enable the SAM car to achieve more power for high speed runs. With further review of the tasks at hand, Lingenfelter asked Magnuson Superchargers for their support to join this incredible build.

With both partners on board, the SAM car was upgraded to an aftermarket supercharger. The Arrow SAM car will be the first Corvette C7 Z06 in production with Magnuson’s NEW LT4 Heartbeat TVS2300 kit.

Together, Arrow, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Magnuson are working in the world of Five Years Out to turn what is possible into what is practical and help the SAM car reach its highest performance capabilities. Be sure to follow and share our journey on this incredible build. Stayed tuned for additional photos and video.

For more information, please visit www.arrowsamcar.com.

Two Corvettes Will Be Awarded to One Lucky Winner

Dream Giveaway 2016 - Lingenfelter Signature Edition C7 Corvette Z06 Convertible

Two Corvettes Will Be Awarded to One Lucky Winner at the Dream Giveaway Garage On February 3, 2017

Special Guests Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Andrew Marshall from Disabled American Veterans will attend.

Gravette, AR – January 27, 2017 – The 2016 Corvette Dream Giveaway, a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes–a charitable organization, ended on December 29, 2016. Sixty-nine-year-old John Wilson of Louisiana was the lucky winning ticket holder. Mr. Wilson will attend the award ceremony at the Dream Giveaway Garage in Clearwater, Florida, on February 3, 2017, at 3PM.

Special guest Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE), will attend the award ceremony to present Mr. Wilson with the keys to a classic 1965 Corvette Sting Ray convertible and an 800-horsepower 2016 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 convertible. The grand-prize also included $50,000 towards the prize taxes.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a globally recognized brand in the automobile-performance industry, is the Presenting Promotional Partner for the Corvette Dream Giveaway. The 2016 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 grand-prize launches the brand-new Lingenfelter Signature Edition line of ultra-high-performance Corvettes.
Special guest Andrew Marshall, the Past Department Commander for the DAV Department of Florida, Director of Services, will attend the award ceremony on behalf of the national Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization. Mr. Marshall is a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army.

The award ceremony will be streamed live on the Dream Giveaway Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dreamgiveaways/.

For low-res and high-res photography and video assets, please contact Kim Meyers.

A 2016 Corvette Dream Giveaway spokesperson is available for press interviews for traditional print, broadcast and radio media, and digital-only sites. Please contact Kim Meyers to arrange a press interview.

Life Going Sideways: Dirk Stratton Born to Drift

Life Going Sideways: Dirk Stratton Born to Drift

There is a tradition in the Stratton family, of Beloit, Ohio, that has been rolling along since at least 1928, and most likely began when the last bolt on the first internal combustion engine was tightened down. The automobile is the steel, glass, power, and glue that binds this family and holds them firmly on the road together.

Beloit, population 978, is a tiny town some 63 miles southeast of Cleveland. It has no great landmarks, no notable historical markers except for the old Norfolk Southern railway that runs through it, and maybe a little history in the making in an up and coming native son—drifter extraordinaire Dirk Stratton.

Read More: http://www.hotrod.com/articles/life-going-sideways-dirk-stratton-born-drift/

WHAT’S THE BEST VEHICLE FOR WINNING THE OUSCI?

WHAT'S THE BEST VEHICLE FOR WINNING THE OUSCI?

Danny Popp has won the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational a record-setting fourth time, with three of those wins coming in his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette. Does that mean the C5 Corvette is the best platform for taking home the coveted title? We’ll take a look into that question, but before we get into various options folks have, we should qualify all of these options by pointing out that all of these examples cited are extremely well-built cars, with very capable drivers behind the wheel. If you are considering any of these vehicles for yourself, you should be realistic about how you will stack up as a driver within in this group. You should also understand that many of these cars have been refined, modified and upgraded for several years, with the specific intent of being more competitive in the OUSCI. With that, let’s start looking at what some of the top cars in the OUSCI have been in recent years.

Read More: https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/experience/2016/11/whats-best-vehicle-winning-ousci

TECH QUICKIE: Plugging LS Blocks to Delete AFM/DOD

LSX Magazine: TECH QUICKIE: Plugging LS Blocks to Delete AFM/DOD
For any number of reasons, performance enthusiasts working with select LS and all of the new Gen V LT engines may want to delete the Active Fuel Management (AFM) system, also called Displacement on Demand (DOD). One of the key steps in that operation is plugging the oil-flow passages in the cylinder block that feed the system.

“If you do not, you may have significant internal oil leaks that can result in problems with low oil pressure,” says Jason Haines of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

Read More: http://www.lsxmag.com/news/tech-quickie-plugging-ls-blocks-to-delete-afmdod/

SEMA 2016: LPE Releases Modules For CAN Bus Integration

SEMA 2016: LPE Releases Modules For CAN Bus Integration

Automotive electronics have become exponentially more complex over the years and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While that is fantastic news in some respects, such as drivability and vehicle capability, it means vastly more complicated integrations for the average wrench turner. Thankfully, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE)—who is typically found on the bleeding edge of automotive electronics—has recently taken a few steps in making any gear head’s life a little less complicated when it comes to circuitry.

Read More: http://www.lsxmag.com/features/sema-coverage/sema-2016-lpe-releases-modules-for-can-bus-integration/

Concours d’Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.

Lingenfelter Bringing Some Chevrolet Performance To 38th Concours D’Elegance

Lingenfelter Bringing Some Chevrolet Performance To 38th Concours D’Elegance

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been invited to bring a little ruckus to the 38th annual Concours D’Elegance in Plymouth, Michigan.

Ken Lingenfelter himself, also a board member of Concours D’Elegance America, has been invited to show his personal 2007 Bugatti Veyron and 1996 Vector M12. But, Lingenfelter will also arrive with its 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which has been supercharged to produce 630 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Keeping the Camaro company will be Lingenfelter’s C7 Corvette Z06, producing 720 hp after LPE’s stage one package.

Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/07/lingenfelter-bringing-some-chevrolet-performance-to-38th-concours-delegance/#ixzz4FAJrqqdf

 

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