This Custom Race-Ready Corvette Was Built In Just 48 Hours


It will be auctioned off in January at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale.

Back in 2015, a team of specialists embarked on an ambitious challenge to build a race-ready Chevrolet Corvette in just two days. Behind the project was aftermarket tuner RideTech best known for its suspension components, which developed the custom Corvette in front of thousands of viewers watching the car being built in an online streaming event. The car was completed in three 16-hour days just missing the team’s target, but the engine was running within 48 hours.

Since then, it’s won the 2017 Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Bowling Green as well as the 2017 Goodguys Autocross National Series Championship. Now, the 48-hour Corvette is will be going under the hammer at an upcoming Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car started out as a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3 with 68,000 miles on the clock, but RideTech improved and upgraded almost every component. At the heart of the custom Corvette is a modified Lingenfelter LS7 V8 engine that produces 649 horsepower mated to a T56 Magnum six-speed transmission. It was also fitted with forged internals and titanium valves.

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In addition, the 48-hour Corvette was equipped with RideTech’s Track 1 suspension system, which includes billet aluminum spindles, tubular StrongArm control arms, and high-tech-Instinct electronic adaptive shock absorbers with electronic traction control. The exterior received a new coat of yellow paint, and comes with a host of aerodynamic upgrades at the front and rear, including a Z06-inspired hood and new wheels. In preparation for the auction, its original racing decals were removed apart from a few stickers that commemorate its 2017 motorsport victories. The one-off Corvette be auctioned off in January at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2018 sale with no reserve price.

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