The German tuning studio Pogea Racing is known mostly for its work with the engines and styling of the German cars. However, the German tuners have found what to correct and modernize in the rarity Chevrolet Corvette: the roadster manufactured in 1959 accelerates up to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds.
The initiative of the modernization of the legendary Corvette is offered by an anonymous client, but the approach to the issue in the studio was careful and cautious. The old – timer had to gain a modern control and dynamics, combined with a classic design and elegant interior.
As a consequence, the roadster has been collected almost to the ground. The body received a new frame, specially designed in the U.S. studio Foose Design, an adjustable suspension and modern ventilated brakes. Choosing the engine, the Pogea Company used a V8 from the modern “Corvette”, by elaborating it accordingly.
Due to the new intake, camshafts, exhaust system, and obviously refined control program, the 6.2-liter engine develops 485 horsepower and 585 lb.-ft. of torque. According to the calculations of the Pogea Racing Company, this is enough for the elderly “Corvette” to accelerate up to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and further up to 288 km / h. It should be noted that LS3 V8 produces about 430 hp as built.
The Germans interfered with the classic design: that the rear arches fit great wheels, they had to be expanded significantly. Now the Corvette got 37 additional inches “in the hips”. The hind wings are crowned by a modern LED optics.
In the cabin there were red and white leather, a modern steering wheel, a multi-media installation by Alpine and a satellite navigation. In addition, the steering mechanism was supplied with the amplifier. The cost of the project is kept secret.