There are plenty of reality shows documenting the transformation of a generic stock vehicle into a masterpiece of quick-on-your-feet engineering and design. But back in 2011, Ridetech took a stock first-generation Camaro and transformed the car into a monster restomod in only 48 hours.
The guys at Ridetech seem to miss the sensation of deadlines and lack of sleep because they’re gearing up to do it all again, this time with a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette is described as your typical eBay find Corvette, neglected and in need of some TLC. After 48 hours, the Corvette will feature a a Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 650 horsepower, 427 cubic-inch LS7 engine. But that’s not all. The team plans on replacing and upgrading the following:
- Cooling system
That’s a heck of a goal, but if it can be done once, it can be done again, right? Unlike shows where time-lapse and interviews play a part in the final product, this project will be streamed live in its entirety in three 16 hour shifts. The breaks will allow a few winks of sleep, but still the Ridetech guys will need to stay sharp in order to beat the clock. The two day time frame doesn’t leave much room for error to go back and rework something.
Although Lingenfelter will supply the heart of the build, many other aftermarket companies are jumping in on the project including, Ridetech, Holley and MSD.
So, what happens after the build is finished? The car is going straight to the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park on a lengthy road trip to see if the build is up to snuff with a few spirited laps.
The process begins on March 10th and ends the 12th, and as mentioned you will able to watch the whole process go down in its entirety. For now, have a look at the teaser video provided, and stock up on munchies for a binge-watching session.