Skunkworks 1970 “Le Mans” Corvette Road Racer Draws a Crowd at SEMA

IMG_0861Fresh from the epicenter of SEMA 2016, check out this fantastic 1970 Corvette suited up in old school ’70s Le Mans livery and packed with a laundry list of modern, go fast artillery.

We stumbled upon this ferocious build at the Stewart Warner display and talked with builders Kevin Tully and Chad Hill from Skunkworks Racing Division of Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle, who walked us through the finer details of their little red racer ‘Vette.

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Running a Borowski Race Engines 626 hp, LS 427 V8, topped with Hilborn EFI-R Individual Runner Injection and although installed in a mostly stock C3 frame, the suspension is where the guys make this C3 build unique.

Tully and Hill installed their own, in-house fabricated, cantilevered rear suspension and a front suspension nicked from a C7R. All of this gonzo hardware rolls on American Racing VF482 wheels mounted on Falken 315/30-18 Azenia RT615k tires.

Only the best here.

 

Add a huge NASCAR size radiator, a Skunkworks fuel cell, Flaming River steering rack and a myriad of other high-performance gear and this thing is ready to run hard.

Finally, Kevin and Chad admitted having a soft spot for C3 Corvettes and old school racing so they dressed the thing up with flares, bubble headlight covers, side pipes and a big ‘ol tail spoiler.

The icing on the cake is the red and white racer paint job and a interior restored to better than factory fresh, with a mod or two thrown in for good measure.

We don’t know where this ‘Vette will land next, but look for it running free in the wild soon.

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About the author

Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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