Recall the Sebring Orange Chevy Corvette that was wrecked right after only 26 hours of having delivered to its operator in Florida? To give you a refresher, that mid-engine sports activities car or truck met its demise via a T-bone incident with a Hyundai sedan driven by an alleged drunk driver. We can only envision the emotions that the operator felt having only a hair more than a working day to appreciate his prized ride.
Very well, as it turns out, that wrecked Corvette C8 will reside to see yet another working day but not in the arms of its unique operator. Rob Dahm, a rotary engine enthusiast, made the decision to acquire the wrecked car or truck and resurrect it in a quite abnormal way – by supplying it a coronary heart transplant.
For the uninitiated, Dahm is a huge supporter of rotary engines. One of his achievements would be the four-rotor turbo Mazda RX-7 wherever he was equipped to squeeze out almost one,000 horsepower (746 kilowatts). He continued his desire four-rotor undertaking but this time, he is having a opportunity in a mid-engine layout, albeit, with a wrecked car or truck.
One issue that baffles us is that why would you resurrect a wrecked mid-engine car or truck, with most of the large damages upfront, by replacing its perfectly fantastic engine? Very well, we can only believe that that Dahm sees this as an economical engine swap – plus the price of repairing the aesthetic damages, of class.
Of take note, Dahm is set out to convey this Vette “back to stock,” as he said on the video clip embedded on prime of this webpage. Yeah. Excellent luck with that.
Then once again, if he can make the similar one,000 hp from his four-rotor setup on this Corvette C8, we will not it would be a negative plan at all.