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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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.
Serial Number One 1955, 1956 and 1957 Corvettes
Serial Number One 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet Corvettes will be offered
at the Mecum Bloomington Gold High Performance Auction during the
Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA show, June 27 and 28, 2008.
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.
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
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...
Corvette SS at Sebring Race Day 1957
The Chevrolet Corvette 'SS' is an experimental magnesium-bodied car and set
a new lap record at Sebring, Florida, in 1957. It has served as the
forerunner of many Corvette sports/racing models.
The Corvette SS raced for the first time at Sebring, where suspension
problems and other mechanical defects forced its retirement after only 23
laps. General Motors was enthusiastic about the potential of the SS based
on results from practice and lap speeds.
Juan Manuel Fangio, the winner at Sebring in 1957, was impressed enough
with the car to test the SS under practice conditions. The results was
astonishing: Fangio completed a full lap a full 3:27.4 seconds faster in a car he had never driven before
than other drivers could in cars they were experienced driving.
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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
Totally Custom 1970 Corvette Stingray C3 WideBody
This is a totally custom Corvette Stingray. If you love the C3 generation
Corvette, this is the car for you! It is a widebody, it is drifting on the
track, it does burnouts, and it is fast! This is the coolest Vette ever!
This Corvette is a built car, as you can tell from the sound!
It is cammed and custom, and almost wrecks on the track several times. This
hot Corvette is the one most guys dream of owning.