[PICS] Throwback Thursday: Zora Tests the Corvette’s V8 Engine in a 1954 Mule


[PICS] Throwback Thursday: Zora Tests the Corvette's V8 Engine in a 1954 Mule

It’s been a bit since our last Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. I was browsing through some various historic Corvette images on ‘the Google’ and found this great shot of Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov.

Our friend Walt Thurn had written a piece for Hot Rod Magazine last fall about the Mark of Zora on the new 2020 Corvette. Included were various images of Corvette’s first chief engineer including this shot of Zora inside a 1954 mule:

Zora was a hands-on chief engineer. Here he is shown behind the wheel of a 1954 V-8–powered test mule he drove to 163 mph at the Arizona Proving Grounds.

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: Zora Tests the Corvette's V8 Engine in a 1954 Mule

Imagine you are the Corvette’s chief engineer and you just blasted through the Arizona desert at 160+ mph after equipping a 1954 Corvette with a prototype V8 engine. I’m pretty sure that’s a smile on his face!

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