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#1 rvec

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 09:50 AM

The Corvette Grand Sport was a radical design that could have become a Le Mans winner in the early '60s. Unfortunately, the project was killed by GM management because of their adherence to the AMA ban on racing. I created a slide show for your enjoyment. See below:
 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for posting, Nice


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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:37 PM

Rich, this is a great article with many Grand Sport photos I hadn't seen before. About 10 yrs. ago, there was also. a more technical build article on the internet of these cars, including history, chassis & suspension photos, but it disappeared about 3 or 4 yrs. ago.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 09:41 AM

very nice..if you want to study internal combustion development ...look into WW2 fighter aircraft..i myself overlooked this angle but have since learned of ALL the tinkering that went on with differences of performance at even different altitudes..compression ratios, turbo chargers, fuel injection all of it done when our best engineers worked on war winning concepts..

 

the P-51 was a dud and under powered until the Brits swapped engines..the P-38 from Lockheed skunk works was responsible for power controls i believe (power steering)


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