Back in June was the 2018 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack – a 1/2 mile side by side roll race and trap speed competition featuring 200 hundred of the most powerful street cars in the nation.
One of the competitors was a father/sons team who brought a 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe to the shootout for its first opportunity to run and the car didn’t disappoint.
In this video of the 1967 Corvette captured by 1320 Video, the owner Kyle answers questions about his very fast mid-year build. The car was previously owned by Kyle who sold it 12 years ago and then recently had the opportunity to buy it back after the car blew a motor. The Corvette was given a LT1 powerplant with two 62mm turbos which feature around 18-20 lbs of boost. The owner says he has cutouts on the sidepipes with each side having catalytic converters and two bullet muffles to try to reduce the sound of the exhaust note from the engine which Kyle says is making around 900 horsepower.
Kyle tells us that the best part of the Corvette is that it’s a project that he and his sons worked on and it was his sons idea to go with the turbos. During the weekend, the Corvette saw speeds in the half-mile shootout ranging from 157 to 175 mph! They call the car the “prodigal” and once you see it ripping down the airstrip, you’ll see why this car is really special.
Here is the description from YouTube and then the video:
Who knew an American classic from the 60’s would be whooping up on some modern Supercars? From McLarens to Lamborghinis – this Vette was GAPPING anything that lined up against him! You’re probably wondering what the powerplant of this beast is? A twin-turbo LT1! Bet ya didn’t see that coming! This is one of the coolest family projects we’ve seen in a long time. Big thanks to Kyle for showing us the ins and outs!
1320 Video / YouTube
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