Chevrolet Corvette C2 coupe to receive Italian V10 engine – DRIVE

The body of the Corvette is still native. The new “suit” can only be seen on renders. The Indian Karan Adivi is responsible for them. At the front, the coupe should have a new bumper with air intakes and a splitter. The headlights, of course, are also new – in the form of LED strips.

For many, the second-generation two-door Chevrolet Corvette is the most beautiful representative of the family in its entire history. In total, almost 118 thousand cars were produced under the C2 index from 1963 to 1967. One of them will breathe new life into the workshops of Corruptt Builds and American Legends Hotrods and Musclecars. In the American Phoenix on the old “American” they will try on a new body of Indian authorship, and an Italian engine will be placed under the hood. So far, only preparatory work is underway with the donor Stingray, and the finished car can be seen on the renders. Nevertheless, there is no need to doubt the idea – the bureau already had experience in similar projects.

At the 2018 SEMA Auto Show, the same team unveiled a 1968 Ford Mustang coupe powered by a Ferrari F430. The V8 4.3 unit was equipped with Nelson Racing turbochargers, and traction to the rear axle was sent through a six-speed Tremec T56 sequencer. Suspension – RideTech. Wheels – Avant Garde F461.

In the rear, a carbon fiber diffuser and a fashionable nowadays lantern appeared in the entire width of the stern. It’s a pity, the authors do not disclose the material they are going to use for the production of the shell. For example, Classic Recreations is not shy about using composite in its projects.

The engine for the new project will be shared by the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 supercar. The naturally aspirated V10 5.2 engine, which originally produced 570 hp. and 540 N • m, equipped with a manifold from the Huracan Performante model. Probably, this is only the beginning of improvements – the atelier plans to use bioethanol E85 as fuel. Yes, and over the exhaust system, which will have to pull further than in the “Italian”, you also need to think carefully. Details will not be available soon. The Americans plan to show the finished car at the SEMA auto show in 2023.


Source: DRIVE.RU by www.drive.ru.

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