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02/10/2009 02:20 AM ID: 76902 Permalink   

2,400HP Corvette World's Fastest Street-Legal Car; Does 0-60 in 1 Second


Rod Saboury is the owner of a street-legal 1963 Corvette that is widely regarded as the world's fastest street-legal car after it was clocked at 210.54 mph at a drag strip. It boasts a 2,400 horsepower engine and can go 0-60 mph in only 1 second.

It is also capable of running the quarter mile in under 7 seconds, a feat which some in the hot-rod world claimed could not be done with his make and model. Saboury's ride made Car of the Year in this month's edition of Super Chevy magazine.

Jim Campisano, editor for the magazine, said: "Think of a plane getting catapulted off the deck of an aircraft carrier; it was insane. And the tires he uses are street legal tires. His car runs on pump gas."

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that car purrs...
  by: dook   02/10/2009 02:33 AM     
  0-60 mph..  
In one second that is fast!
  by: captainJane     02/10/2009 03:22 AM     
Did I see miniature jet turbines for a forced air injection?
  by: luc1ddr3am     02/10/2009 03:35 AM     
And probably gets 3 gallons to the mile.
  by: lafinjack   02/10/2009 07:41 AM     
  by: luc1ddr3am     02/10/2009 07:44 AM     
I'm interested in picking one up ....tell me what are the safety features of this particular model ?

Does this thing go around corners ?
  by: Hugo Chavez     02/10/2009 09:05 AM     
Yeah, but you have to do boring stuff like brake. What's the point in that?
  by: Lois_Lane     02/10/2009 09:14 AM     
  2 Words  
  by: lachs     02/10/2009 09:32 AM     
Gotta love American Muscle!!! Especially the good old Chevrolet's.

  by: NicPre     02/11/2009 02:54 AM     
I would love to take that thing for a ride.... I'm sure that it can't take a turn for crap but I dont care.
  by: rasputin502     02/11/2009 03:11 AM     
  I would like to  
see the car race against a SCC Ultima Aero TT and a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (video). It would be a killer race.
  by: ukpunk1   02/11/2009 11:19 AM     
I think I'd cack myself if I drove it!!!
  by: boris beaver   02/11/2009 12:54 PM     
I could take him.
  by: mcink2   02/12/2009 12:23 AM     
  Is it just me  
Or are those stripes on the hood totally retarded?
  by: caution2     02/12/2009 12:30 AM     
  I Probubly Could Drive Across Town  
With just the fuel he burns starting his engine. Still, that is impressive.
  by: ichi     02/12/2009 01:38 AM     
  Shinoda's the man...  
from vettes to stangs, his designs stand the test of time---
  by: Zmethod     02/12/2009 12:29 PM     
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