Lingenfelter Performance Engineering brought the goods to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. If you missed everything, you can catch a recap of LPE’s showing right here.
But, we’re here to highlight one of the coolest Corvettes on the entire show floor: the 1964 Corvette Grand Sport, built by Superformance and powered by Lingenfelter.
Foremost, just look at it. It’s wide, has fat, meaty tires and houses side pipes to scare small children. It’s fantastic.
The noises come from an LPE 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, complete with Borla Semi-Cross Ram Fuel Injection, which adds eight individual intake stacks. Custom Lingenfelter, black anodized two-piece valve covers also help spiffy things up. Not only does the exterior look properly badass, but the engine bay does, too.
The heads are factory Chevrolet Performance pieces for the LS3 engine, CNC ported and polished by LPE. Lingenfelter has tuned the Corvette Grand Sport for 93 octane, and 11.5:1 compression and placed an LPE GT11 hydraulic roller camshaft. Altogether, the 1964 Corvette Grand Sport is good for 550 hp.
Does any of that send chills down your spine? Great, because you can actually buy one of these beasts. Lingenfelter and Superformance will build each as a tailor-made vehicle to the buyer, complete with a two-year/24,000 miles warranty.
Badassery comes with a price, though. Each example runs around $200,000.