Brace yourselves for the wave of hate that is about to come crashing down on this unheard of swap brought to us by Jalopnik. What we have here is a Chevrolet Corvette powered by a turbocharged four-banger that makes 468 horsepower. It’s basically the polar opposite of the last Swedish-built racecar we saw.
You see, while all of us here agree that there really isn’t anything to fuss over, we just know there’s going to be folks who are downright disgusted by the audacity of TKS Racing, the Swedish racing team responsible for the build. But TKS didn’t build this Corvette to troll a bunch of
haters purists with a pension for performance cars made in ‘Merica – it did it because the SLC Racing Series it competes in puts a cap on engine displacement.
The engine used is an Opel 2.0L turbo that’s been built up to a 2.3-liter and fitted with a GTX28 Garrett turbocharger. It can scream to a redline of over 8,000 RPM, and makes 409 horsepower at the rear wheels. “But it’s just a four-cylinder,” indeed it is, and a respectable one at that. Memo: less cylinders, less weight. There’s a method to this madness, whether you find it in good taste or not.
See the Swedish Corvette put the power down on a dyno in this video, then let us know what you think.