Those crazy guys over at Motor Trend’s Roadkill have fulfilled one of their dreams now.
And it sure was a lot of fun in the process.
David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, in their latest episode for MotorTrend.com, finished the hack job on a C4 Corvette they started four years ago, in the process seeing what it would do against a 2014 Lingenfelter Corvette Stingray.
By the time they whacked off every piece of plastic on the Corvette they could find, they had reduced their 1985 Corvette by 900 pounds, slicing it to about 2,100 pounds.
After letting the “naked” Corvette sit out in the desert for the past four years, the engine was a worthless piece of junk so they replaced it with a bone-stock 1991 truck bottom end engine lying around their shop. They salvaged the old four-speed manual but put on new brakes, and it was off to the track to see what their “Vette-Buggy” or “Vette Cart” or “Junk Buggy” would do.
Like any car enthusiast, they naturally loved the Lingenfelter C7, but if you watch the video, you may be surprised at the times they come up with it versus the Vette Cart!
“If we had a few more laps or a few more hours or a few more wrenches, this would be an awesome race car,” they say about their creation.
They believe the whole Vette-hack idea could be legitimate, especially if you science out the suspension, give it some more horsepower (“imagine a Lingenfelter crate motor in this car – it would destroy all”), and it would be an actual threat at a time attack event anywhere.
Roadkill on YouTube.com