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Check out this 42-year-old Corvette C2 propelled by a fighter jet engine

29-03-2020 10:30
This unique 1978 Chevrolet Corvette is currently on display in the Rock’n’Roll Auto Museum in Austin, Texas, USA. Watch the video to see what it is capable of!

This unique 1978 Chevrolet Corvette is currently on display in the Rock’n’Roll Auto Museum in Austin, Texas, USA. Watch the video to see what it is capable of!

The second-generation Corvette packs a Pratt & Whitney ST-6B gas turbine under the hood, complete with the afterburner. It is the same turbine model that goes into Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters employed by the U.S. Air Force. Packing 880 horsepower (656 kilowatts) at the output end, it takes the ancient Chevy from standstill to 60 mph (0-97 km/h) in less than three seconds and all the way up to 180 mph (290 km/h).

This isn’t to say that the driver can always take advantage of that kind of acceleration. On the contrary, he seems to exhibit utmost care – which is entirely justified, given that one wrong movement may turn the sports car into a heap of flaming metal.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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