Well, folks, we have a rare triple threat video to share with you today. It features a monster ‘Vette build with a cool story behind it as well as a very likable interviewee.
First, let’s talk about the video’s essentials:
Who: Monster Corvette owner, builder, and driver, Feras Qartoumy.
What: YouTube channel Hoonigan AutoFocus stopped Feras at the track to hear about and walk around the day’s fastest, and craziest, car, his twin-turbo C6 Corvette.
The car and the story: Qartoumy begins with some backstory on his ‘Vette which was traded up to from a Nova. His new car originally featured a big, naturally aspirated 468. Later on, Feras ran a Super Lap Battle event where the winner took home a Garrett turbo. Wouldn’t you know, he ended up taking top honors and when the fine folks at Garrett heard what was planned, they threw in his new turbo’s identical twin.
From there, the mods kept rolling in. Feras settled on a new, 430 ci LS V8 to side-mount the turbos on, added lightness (as former GM subsidiary, Lotus famously says), and did numerous other tweaks to get the car where it is today.
Some of those tweaks include a roll-bar that he scored from a friend for a case of beer, a wing that would look at home on a Pikes Peak car (or a 747), Baby Yoda stickers on the tail lights (courtesy of his kid), the aforementioned, and insanely loud, fast-shifting sequential transmission, a unique front fascia that features ZL1-1LE-esque dive planes, and, the pièce de résistance, a lack of bodywork where the front fender used to meet up with the side scoop that now shows off the fully exposed turbos behind the front tires. It is a really striking look that is backed up by a sinister gargle and even more insane speed (the video is worth it for the clips of this car at full-tilt, alone!).
Hoonigan AutoFocus / YouTube
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