Originally built for Car & Driver's One Lap of America in 2003 and featured in the January 2011 Corvette magazine, this nearly 600 hp street-legal C5 coupe now competes in hillclimbs throughout the Northwest. The 427ci aluminum block has been fitted w/Dart heads and has just been totally rebuilt by Shaver Racing Engines in Torrance, CA. The car will be delivered to its new owner w/a 0 hours engine w/dyno time only. A full build sheet along with dyno results is available.
Besides a fresh, full-race motor, attention has been paid to the Vette's suspension and bodywork resulting in a complete, balanced package. The chassis is by Mallet Cars and has been "tubbed", allowing for wider wheels and tires. It has a hood and rear wing made from carbon fiber and the suspension includes Penske dampers, P1 anti roll bars and heavy-duty Baer brakes. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a special close-ratio 6 speed gearbox with a heavy duty twin plate clutch. There are both diff and trans coolers along with an extra set of wheels.
The car currently competes in events organized by the Northwest Hillclimb Association and took an overall victory in 2009's Bogus Basin Hillclimb in Idaho w/former Corvette Challenge series champ Bill Cooper at the controls. Cooper is the long-time former chief instructor of Bob Bondurant's school and is offering a complimentary day's coaching at the track of the winning bidder's choosing [track rental fee not included]. This was also the car used to train current NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr.