Perhaps in another dimension, this car could have existed on the original GM Motorama circuit. The thought of ‘prototype show car’ quickly comes to mind when first viewing this 1965 Corvette convertible, finished in rich Silver with Black accents. In keeping with the old-school custom ideas, it features shaved door handles, shaved head-lamp covers, and stack-style injection. However, the way-back machine accelerates right back into the 21st century when the details of this special performance car are unveiled. Created during a two-year, professional body-off restoration, it blends the past to the present. The big-block engine displaces a healthy 572 CI, featuring aluminum heads, body color engine paint, and billet fuel injection equipment.
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Craftspeople and technicians at the General Motors Design Center are painstakingly restoring the historic 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette damaged nearly 16 months ago when a sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
The restoration crew is part of GM’s Mechanical Assembly group at the Design Center, which typically spends its time building prototype and concept vehicles. The white 1992 Corvette is a challenge because rather than build an all-new vehicle from the ground up, the workers are trying to preserve the original appearance of a production vehicle.
- 632 CI Chevrolet engine built by Hans Feustal
- Dual Barry Grant dominator carburetors
- 2 stage nitrous
- Lenco 3-speed automatic transmission with reverser
- Titanium can
- 4.11 Ford 9 inch rear end
- Strange Engineering axles and center section
- Dry sump oiling system
- Barry Grant fuel pump
- 2-stage Nitrous Works fogger system set up for 2 bottles
1963 was a watershed year for the Corvette. Production hit 21,513 – split quite evenly between the new “roadster” and stunning coupe design from Larry Shinoda under the direction of Bill Mitchell, with the now infamous (and valuable) split rear window design. Subsequent model year Vettes added the new knock off wheels (1964), the 396 “big block” V8 (1965), and then in 1966, the 427, 430 HP L-88 model, ultimately one of the most collectible Corvettes ever.
To balance performance and efficiency, the Z06 leverages the same trio of advanced technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray – direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing – and leverages them with a new, more efficient supercharger. Combined with the fuel-efficient transmissions, aerodynamic design and lightweight construction, they help make the new Z06 surprisingly frugal.
Corvette Stingray’s provocative exterior styling is as functional as it is elegant. It makes a bold design statement that embraces the advanced technology of the car, while enhancing its overall performance in everything from the wind tunnel to the track.
Lighting is a signature element of the Corvette Stingray’s design and reinforces its high-tech aesthetic. At the front, indirect white LED lamps form a distinctive daytime styling cue. They are set in black-chrome lamp housings with standard HID projector headlamps. The turn signals feature edge-lit amber LED lighting.
With 708hp and maximum torque this Corvette does its name credit, and catapults the already factory good motorized 7th generation Corvette in the league of the supercars.
Since Guido Rüffer decided to optimize American cars, none of the vehicles have left his holy halls with less than 540hp.
Dodge Ram RP540, Ford Mustang, Jeep SRT8 RP600 and RP700, and as highlight, the Camaro RP1000, all got their substantial extra portion of power and torque.
O.CT Tuning – with company headquarters in Austria and own company location in Switzerland – has been focusing for many years on performance optimizations in the area of software and hardware.
O.CT Tuning has been the state-of-the-art provider in the field of software optimization for new development and programming via the OBD-II interface for years.
In the matter of hardware, the Compressor Engineering division has been examined with commitment and in the meantime has been increased with great success for the brands Audi S4 / S5 / RS4 / RS5 / R8 (V8 models), as well as for the US brands