When you think about Corvettes, going muddin’ is usually not the first thing that pops into your mind.
But a couple of guys named Dan Linden and Tom Hahn are quickly putting a halt to that kind of thinking.
They’ve constructed the Mud Slinger, a 4×4 atop a gigantic set of tires and sporting the look of a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe.
Running through the pits, the Mud Slinger takes on all competitors and leaves them in its wake – beating opponents to the finish line in half the time no matter how deep the mud.
In a comment to Corvette Online, where we found this video, Hahn points out that he and Linden built every piece of the vehicle from scratch themselves.
“We didn’t start with a vehicle at all,” Hahn writes. “It sports a full tube chassis and a 572 crate motor with a full manual race 400 turbo and in case you’re wondering, it’s not a real Vette. We used a highly modified race body and added badges and lights to make it look real. We lowered the rear of the roof and added length to make the huge wheel wells appear right.”
This car is definitely right.
If you’d like to see some photos of the build, e-mail Hahn at Tajgarage@me.com and they’ll oblige you.
And in case you haven’t figured it out by the time you get through watching these videos, the Mud Slinger “goes where we point it with no hesitation” and “it’s a blast to drive.”