Some of you may be familiar with the ’67 Camaro Ridetech had built a few years ago, dubbed, the “48-Hour Camaro.” It was a build where they took a standard, unmolested first-gen Camaro and morphed it into a track terror using a combination of the latest hardware and a team of experts to build the car in just two days.
It went on to not only become a viral internet sensation, but quite competitive on autocross and road racing circuits all over the country. Recently, however, they’ve announced that they’re about to accomplish a similar feat all over ago. In this case, they’ll be sourcing a ’72 Corvette from eBay and will be implementing all of today’s latest technology from Lingenfelter, Holley and of course Ridetech, among others, into the Y-body HERE.
Learn more from the official press release from LPE below, and don’t forget to follow along with the build!
BRIGHTON, Mich. – For three days, starting March 10, some of the best manufacturers in the performance automotive aftermarket will team up to transform a typical 1972 Corvette purchased on eBay into a pro-touring ride that will go straight from the garage to the track. Working in Ridetech’s Jasper, Ind. shop, the 48-Hour Corvette will be updated with the latest suspension, brakes, engine, transmission, rear axle, air conditioning, wheels and tires, and a whole lot more. Leading the performance charge will be engine experts from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Lingenfelter will supply a custom-crafted LS7 crate engine assembly whose 650 hp will help turn the American classic cruiser into a bona fide racing demon.
Mike Copeland, vice president of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, says the project is the result of the tremendous reaction to the 48-Hour Camaro build in 2011. “Once again, we’ll be working with our aftermarket industry partners to demonstrate how something like this is done,” says Copeland.
“With support from some of the top manufactures and car builders in the country, this Corvette will be finished in three sixteen hour days, March 10, 11, and 12. We know it’s totally conceivable that a group of hotrod friends could get together and duplicate this car in their garage. They might have to thrash for more than three days to finish it, but we know it could be done.”
Project partner, Summit Racing Equipment, will distribute the webcast via their website and social media properties. Summit Racing is making it easy for customers to replicate the build by posting Ridetech 48-Hour Corvette Parts Combos on SummitRacing.com when the build is complete.
When complete, the Corvette will be taken to the track to see what it can do. “The day after the car is done we will drive it to Bowling Green, Ky. to the new road course at the National Corvette Museum and race it,” says Copeland. “From there it will compete in Goodguys autocross and OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car events all over the country through 2015.”
For more information, visit www.48HourCorvette.com
Holley Performance Products’ Parts List is below:
- Holley EFI Dominator ECU
- Main Power Harness
- LS2 Main Harness
- LS Injector Harness
- GM Drive-By-Wire Harness
- J1A/B Input/Output Aux Harness
- J2A Connector & Harness
- NTK Wideband oxygen sensor
- Coolant temperature sensor
- Air temperature sensor
- 100 psi stainless steel pressure sensor
- Hooker engine mount plates
- Hooker Competition mid-length headers
- Earl’s Ultra Flex plumbing products
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.