Stripped-out C4 Corvette-Kart VS Lingenfelter C7 Corvette

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Guys at Hot Rod ripped off the fiberglass from a 1985 Corvette and shaved 900 pounds off the weight.

They converted the 1985 C4 Vette into an amazing Corvette-kart. Naturally, the result went faster, stopped quicker, and handled better.

1984 C4 Corvette-kart
The old 350 that used to reside in the ’85 has been replaced with a bone stock ’91 truck bottom end with high-flowing heads and a COMP cam making 350 hp and 361 lb-ft. The car features a full rollcage and at the end it got the mad max style. Most of the wiring is removed and at the end they have installed only a single switch panel with a few buttons.


They salvaged the old four-speed manual but put on new brakes, and it was off to the track to see what their “Vette-Buggy” or “Vette Cart” or “Junk Buggy” would do. Combined with a mild small-block Chevy and a stick, it makes for scorching performance and excellent donuts.

Lingenfelter Corvette C7
Then, they faced a Lingenfelter-tuned Corvette C7 with 640 horsepower on a racetrack. Here is part of the upgrade list: Edelbrock blower, Kooks headers and Corsa exhaust for insane-sounding 640 horsepower.


Although the C7 produces about twice as much horsepower than the Corvette-kart, it weighs more. The two take it for a whirl around the track, and after getting their best times, the two then try to beat them in the kart.

C4 Corvette-kart vs Lingenfelter C7 Corvette
What wins, lightness or sheer power? Well, at least one of them can go off-road.



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