Here’s an example of mixing old and new in a way that complements both sides of the equation. The clip in question was shot at last year’s SEMA show but just recently made its way onto YouTube thanks to our friend ScottieD, and we’re glad it did.
Nicknamed “Scar”, this 1965 Corvette was acquired by Greg Thurmond as a flared out drag car shell. He and his crew at GTS customs then set about making it into the specimen you see here, one which is as much about “go” as it is about show.
Motivated by an LS7 V8 that’s been warmed over by the folks at Lingenfelter Performance, the Corvette is outfitted with RideTech suspension, Wilwood disc brakes, and Falken tires wrapped around Forgeline DE3C Concave wheels. We presume the gear changes are handled by a six-speed Tremec gearbox, as evidenced by the shifter and the fact that it would be the most logical and hassle-free option to mate with that 427 V8.
That’s all good news on the performance front, but what really makes this car special is all the subtle detail work – like how the original headlights have been taken out and the panel gaps sealed, with illumination now handled by LEDs at the edge of the front clip. Carbon fiber also abounds throughout, from the chin spoiler to the filler cap.
The interior is all business though: Purposeful gauges mounted in the stock location, a pair of well-bolstered sport seats, and racing harnesses to keep the occupants in place when on the track or autocross course at speed. Gone are unnecessary components like the sound system and air conditioning, keeping both weight and distraction to a minimum.
Sign us up for a ride in this one, it looks like a blast.