• 1963 Chevrolet Corvette V7 Twin Turbo @ Russo and Steele

It’s not too often where you see a vehicle that grabs everybody’s attention at the mere sight of it. But that’s what this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette V7 Twin Turbo commands: your unbridled attention.

Combining the true heritage of America’s sports car with modern-day super car technology, this original Corvette Stingray coupe was reinvented to become an attraction everywhere it goes.

Created by Phil Somers and Art Johnson, with the help of Mark Harlan of the fabled Harlan Design Limited, the ’63 Corvette was given a twin-turbo 1,000 hp Chevrolet LS motor, a monster engine that can run roughshod over even the fastest of sports cars. In addition to that, the car was also built around a GT-inspired architecture that assimilates a mid-engine race-inspired tube chassis and a Mendeola sequential paddle-shifted transaxle.

Despite having built a reputation as a tried-and-tested sports car, this ’63 Corvette takes the boundaries of unbridled speed and power and, as a result, has been transformed to an authentic super car.

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Not content with the enormous power of its engine, the designers tinkered with the Corvette’s body and cab-forwarded it by 24” and likewise, widened another 10”. As a result, their work of art – which combines the Corvette’s slick and classic style with a more contemporary design – the car bagged a number of prestigious awards, the most notable of which is the GM Design Award.

In the history of supercars, there rarely comes a vehicle from the 60’s that comes back into the scenes and has the capacity to shame even the fastest and most expensive supercars in the world. But if there was one car that can do it, it’s this one.

Source: Russo and Steele

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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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  (1) posted on 08.1.2014

I am the proud owner of this car for a couple years, and am selling my building so looking for a new home for this one of a kind show car!!! PLEASE no tire kickers.
Offers to dakarbmw@aol.com

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