The C8 Corvette is well-suited to a number of different performance tasks, whether it’s attacking a winding two-lane during an enthusiastic weekend drive, or clipping apexes at the local track day. Now, one group of builders is transforming the C8 Corvette Stingray into something a bit unexpected, namely a high-speed food truck. Renderings of the upcoming Vette-based food truck were recently posted online, giving us an early sneak peek at what’s to come.
Making its way online thanks to automotive designer Oscar Vargas (@wb.artist20), the renderings show an International Metro Van, originally produced by International Harvester, in a wild patina with tons of go-fast elements. The whole thing is slammed to the ground, which large, boxy fender flares tucking in a set of five-spoke C8 Corvette wheels, finished in white. A large splitter is seen up front, while an even-larger spoiler is attached in the rear. The exterior is covered in sponsor stickers, while large branding in the rear advertises Luc’s Garage Bar and Fajita Hut. There’s also a tribute to the late Ken Block.
Based in New Jersey, Luc’s Fajita Hut mixes tasty looking eats with a strong motoring theme, and as such, the Luc’s food truck is getting a Corvette-inspired speed infusion via the new C8 Stingray. According to the recent social media post, Luc’s team is aiming to earn a Guinness World Record for the fastest food truck, dropping the International Metro Van body onto the Corvette Y2 platform, complete with engine.
Making the go will be the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which, from the factory, is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The engine will apparently continue to sit in the middle of the machine, while the kitchen will be mounted over on one side, with the bar on the other.
It’s an ambitious undertaking, to be sure. We hope it happens.
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