Monday, 8 October 2012

In the sixes & on the 'Bay

Up for sale on everybody's favourite auction site is the world's fastest street-legal car: a '63 split-window Stingray with 2,600bhp.
Of course, 'world's fastest street-legal car' is a subjective concept, and one that's also claimed by the UK's Andy Frost with Red Victor 3; you can get bogged down in fiddly details over country-specific road regulations, competition regs and so forth, or just enjoy the fact that any car making such a claim is going to be a) usable on a day-to-day basis (to a degree), and b) really bloody fast.
You might have noticed that this Corvette has cup-holders within its beautifully detailed interior. But you probably first noticed the vast turbos poking out of the bonnet and the cartoonishly large rear tyres, or the Lenco gearbox with one shifter for each gear. As the licence plate suggests, this car runs in the sixes, and the full spec list is nothing short of staggering - click here to see. And if you've got $675,000 burning a hole in your Swiss bank account, you could have this astonishing machine sitting in your garage. (Careful, though - it might melt the garage doors off, and it'll probably eat your cat.)

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