After almost 2 years, I finally got to run my vette yesterday. Mechanically the car had no dramas (in 34c heat) and drove pretty much as I expected - except for the torques - OMG this thing is a freaking bullet! The T56 is quite a shit gearbox so that will be on my replace list as soon as money allows but the handling was quite good out of the box, the brakes were awesome (AP 6 spots with Carbotech XP20 pads). Lots of grip from the 18x10 and 18x12 Michelin shod wheels and the car is very stable on the track, less twitchy than the MX5 for sure. I wasn't really pushing hard, rolling off the throttle quite a bit and just getting a feel for the car. Funny thing is I really didn't even notice the difference driving a LHD car on the track - it was all rather normal - except for the sound and the brutal acceleration. The fastest lap I did was high 1:05s (Wakefield) but there is seconds in this car once I get it setup right. Biggest change I need to make is the seating position and the clutch and brake pedal heights. Can you believe the vette is more cramped than an mx5 - crazy.
Car has upgraded ARE dry sump and scavenge pumps, customs radiator and massive oil, gearbox and diff coolers on it. LG Motorsport long tube headers and dual 3in exhausts. Engine has an LG motorsport Comp Cams race cam package. I run a Mantic 9000 twin plate clutch (which is awesome), Pfadt Racing suspension and solid engine and box mounts, ATI damper and that's about it. It makes 385rwkw. Evolution Motorsport did the cage, DBA supply my rotors and will own the cars livery, and Ricol Performance do all the mechanicals and tuning - I highly recommend their work.