For those that love vintage Corvette racing, we’ve got just the thing to make your day. This video comes from a Gentleman Driver’s race of pre-1966 cars at the 2018 Motor Legend Festival at the Imola racetrack in Italy. Watch this replica 1963 Corvette Grand Sport racecar as it goes all out around these corners and the huge sound of the Chevy V8 fills the air.
Zora would refer to the original Grand Sports as “lifters” due to their propensity of the car’s front end to rise under heavy throttle and you definitely see that characteristic represented here.
Here is the description of the action from the original youtube poster:
Italiansupercarvideo, 19Bozzy92 and I filmed the Stena Line Gentleman Drivers Pre-66 Cars race at the Motor Legend Festival 2018 at the Imola Racetrack, a great event dedicated to modern & past motorsport.
In the video you can see a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport during the race in the best of action on the circuit: flatout acceleration, downshift, fast fly bys, sideways, overtake, drifting and curves. Listen to the music of the engine driven full throttle on the track. Also start up of the engine, details and on board laps.
The Corvette Grand Sports were raced with several different engines, but the most serious factory engine actually used was a 377 cubic inch displacement, all-aluminum, small block with four Weber side-draft carburetors and a cross-ram intake, rated 550 hp (410 kW) at 6400 rpm. Thanks to my friends Italiansupercarvideo and 19Bozzy92 for the collaboration.
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