A Phoenix, Arizona-based shop has generated some buzz online after sharing more details on its latest project: a C2 Corvette Stingray with a 5.2L V10 engine out of a Lamborghini Huracán.
This won’t be the first time the shop, American Legends Customs, has swapped the engine from a pricy exotic into the front of an American muscle coupe. It gained a following online after building a custom first-generation Ford Mustang with a 4.3L V8 from a wrecked Ferrari, which it nicknamed “Corrupt.” That build has long been since completed, so the shop is now turning its attention to its Lamborghini-powered C2 Corvette.
This build, nicknamed “Decepttion,” is still in the early stages to say the very least. American Legends Customs has already obtained the 5.2L V10 engine from the Lamborghini, but it has yet to take delivery of the C2 Corvette chassis that it will use. With the body still in transit, the shop turned its attention to renderings and sketches, hiring Instagram-based artist Karan Adivi to turn its vision into a digital drawing. The finished product blends the C2 Corvette’s retro styling with Lamborghini-inspired design elements, including a redesigned front fascia with angular intake vents, narrow LED headlights, LED taillights inspired by a Kia Forte and deep hood vents. A set of Lamborghini-inspired Rotiform wheels completes the exterior look.
We’re eager to see how this build comes together. A Lamborghini-powered C2 Corvette may be sacrilege, but the unused chassis the shop has sourced may otherwise just sit around unused, so we’re all for giving it a new lease on life. American Legends Customs also seems to be doing this project right, hiring a designer to get the exterior look finalized before it sets to work and starts cutting up the Corvette’s body.
Learn more about the project in the video embedded below.