High-speed runs might seem simple enough: lots of runway, a straight line, and your foot to the floor. But they can go horrendously wrong at a moment's notice. That's what makes this 231-mph standing mile run by the Late Model Racecraft 1,500-horsepower twin-turbo Corvette in the video below all the more impressive.

It also gives a good feel for just how bumpy World War II-era concrete is, and how unsettling it might be at one-third the speed of sound.

As for the car, it's built on a 440-cubic-inch engine with twin turbochargers pumping 1,500 horsepower to the rear wheels--possibly more. The car pegged the shop's dyno.

[High Tech Corvette via Corvette Blogger]