Unless you have lived in a cave for the last 30 years, you've probably heard of Gale Banks Engineering with turbocharged race car preparations. Banks is probably the largest preparer of turbocharging systems for gasoline and diesel engines. Building its reputation on the preparation of twin-turbo Chevrolet engines (since 1967) for a marine application, its popularity was such that he passed quickly to a land application. So in 1978 he decided to build smallblock Chevrolet twin-turbo engines for application to the automobile. In the Chevrolet Corvette C3 1978 Banks therefore installs a 350 ci (5.7L) supercharged by two turbochargers and a NOS kit that pushed power to 720 CV !! The NOS kit was removed, power is now about 500 hp all the same! The engine is coupled with a mechanical 5-speed gearbox Heavy Duty (reinforced). It
is equipped with KONI performance adjustable suspension and large specific Modular Jongbloed wheels who bring a very good handling. Belonging to the owner for several years she rolls regularly and receive maintenance treatments performed by professionals of this type of installation. Many parts are new and / or revised. Inside, back to the seventies! Its upholstery in good condition in the colors of the body is a special order of the time that takes us immediately into the atmosphere of the 70s, with the
security of a hoop and harness more! Many control gauges inform us of the health of the mechanical operation (T ° water, T° oil, P ADM, P fuel, intercooler ...) It is probably the only copy now in Europe in good condition. A monster of power, 500hp of pure happiness! A true rarity that this splendid C3 Corvette Twin Turbo 1978. Impossible to go unnoticed with the meteor! A true gem for collectors of rare cars, his place is in a museum ... or on the road !!!
Dimanche 20 mars 2016 à 14 h30 / 150