Houston's Fastlane tuning shop is working on this 1971 Corvette dubbed "Golden Rod." It's been fitted with a new, supercharged LS9 from a ZR1, and the suspension, brakes and other components will be upgraded similarly. We also hear it's dating a 22-year-old yoga instructor.
I just had a hilarious thought.
Everybody is always pushing SBCs into anything and everything, because it is so simple and inexpensive, even if it isn't supposed to have a simple and inexpensive engine in it.
What if someone put a different sophisticated engine, from another brand in this car, where an SBC should go.
Like a Jag XK, Toyota 2JZ, or a BMW turbocharged inline six with DOHC and the whole works. Corvette started with a straight six in the orginal model, after-all, anyway...
Even if you kept it in the GM family, what about a OHC Pontiac slant-6 from a Sprint version Pontiac.
How bad would that put out Corvette fans, as a little turn-about for people putting SBCs where they don't belong?
Turn about is fair play, is it not?
:flame suit on: