Experimental Corvette -- SS
General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov,
to help them inject some performance into their brands.
Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe
like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track.
He organized a team to build the SS or "Experimental Corvette" and took it
Corvette SS Preps for Race at Sebring 1957
The 1957 Corvette SS 'concept car', was built in order to race at the 24
Hours of LeMans. Two chassis were built, 'the Mule' and the car to be
raced. Its first race would be the test for its preparations at LeMans.
This race at the 12 Hours of Sebring would determine whether it could take
on the world at LeMans.
Famed engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov, had lead a team of engineers to build
this ultra-lightweight (1850 lbs) and powerful (307 horsepower) racing car.
They were inspired by the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and the Birdcage
Maserati. To keep weight down, they used a magnesium body that surrounded a
tubular steel frame with coil-over-shock front suspension, a de Dion rear
axle and aluminum drum brakes. Its fuel-injected small-block V8 could
turn out 307 horsepower at 6,400 RPM.
Sounds of 1961 Corvette
This is from a 1961 Sales Demo 33 1/3 recording. Zora Arkus-Duntov - The
name Zora Arkus-Duntov has long been inextricably linked with Corvette in
the minds of automotive historians and enthusiasts. But the story of Zora
Arkus-Duntov runs far deeper than his twenty plus years of professional
involvement as both Corvette's primary advocate within General Motors and
as the fiberglass sports car's first chief engineer.
1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! - Roadkill Ep. 35
On this episode of Roadkill, we hack the entire body off a C4 Corvette,
cage it, and call it a race car! Freiburger and Finnegan fulfill a dream
that began four-plus years ago when they first wrote the "Vette Hack"
article for HOT ROD magazine, slicing 900 pounds of ugly fiberglass off of
a 1985 Corvette to prove that it would handle better in the autocross. Less
weight means more acceleration, better cornering, and better stopping. The
idea is proven once again here as the guys add a 350-horsepower rat-rod engine,
rebuild the trans, remove more weight, and make it rigid, safe, and stylish
with a full rollcage. Next, they head into a shootout with a 2014 Corvette
upgraded by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering with an Edelbrock blower,
Kooks headers, and Corsa Exhaust for a
wicked-sounding 640 horsepower. And then, of
course, there's the off-road mayhem. The Vette Kart rocks!
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The 2015 Corvette Z06: Is it Enough?
The C7 Z06 is being asked to carry the mantle of both track toy and
supercar - does the latest, greatest Chevy have shoulders broad enough for
the task? Can it replace both the C6 Z06 and ZR1, or does asking it to fill
both roles mean it doesn't excel at either? We drive the new top Corvette
on the track and street to answer that question.
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette progress update
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette. Subtly flared at all four corners. Custom body
modifications everywhere. C-4 Corvette suspension on a Newman Car
Creations-modified 1957 Corvette frame. Chassis features: a new Dana 44
differential, carbon fiber axles, carbon fiber driveshaft, 13" Baer brake
kit, Tremec T56 6-speed transmission, full length stainless headers,
stainless fuel tank, Bilstein shocks, Be Cool radiator, power brake unit,
and special Vette Brakes and Products composite springs. LS-7 Corvette
crate engine (from C6 ZO6, rated at 505 hp @ 6300 rpm, 470 lb-ft of torque
@ 4800), with factory ZO6 dry sump system. Full stainless Exhaust custom fabricated for this car. ZO6
mufflers. STACK gauge cluster. Hundreds of pounds lighter than a ZO6.
Anxiously waiting to hit the streets...
Playing With Cars! 1:6 Scale 1957 Corvette
Here's a video review, originally aired on the Internet show "Playing With
Cars", of Highway 61's giant 1:6 scale 1957 Corvette.
Check out www.thecarroom.com for more!
Hosted by Joe Kelly, Jr.
1958 Corvette - 3 Time National Best in Show Winner
Come check out this 3 time national best in show winner "58 vette"
featuring a fuel injected 290 hp engine. This 1958 corvette was
photographed at La Jolla Shores Park in La Jolla. See more photos of this
car and swimsuit bikini model Leslie at the SoCal Beaches Magazine website
1969 Corvette 427 test drive
1969 Corvette 427 test drive and inspection. For me, this is pretty much
the perfect Corvette. It's Black, it's got a 427, of course it has a 4
speed, and it's my favorite body style. Not to mention this car has
documented original low miles and it's nearly all correct.
For more info please contact a sales person at Buyavette. 770-414-5552
See more than 135 Corvettes for sale at http://www.buyavette.net
n2a Motors' Bitchin' 789
Fred Kanter is part genius, part visionary and part eccentric. He's the
kind of guy who makes you believe he could move mountains by his belief in
the power of his ideas and the sheer strength of will to bring those ideas
to fruition. That's why it was such a pleasure to meet him and his concept
vehicle, the 789, a combination of a 1957 Chevrolet front faschia, the
interior of a 1958 Chevy and the tail fins of a 1959, all built on a
Corvette C6 frame. His company, N2A Motors, which stands for No 2 Alike,
builds these one-of-a-kind vehicles. Someday, I hope to tour his warehouse
in New Jersey, where he's fortunate to store several Ford concept vehicles,
in addition to some of his other creations. See more content like this on
my site, www.nextgearshow.com, where comments are fully moderated--thanks!
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Review
The all-new Corvette Stingray Z06 is the fastest Corvette to date. With
650hp and 650 lb.ft. of torque, the latest Z06 and Z07 Corvette is track
ready yet city friendly.