RideTech's 1972 Corvette was the subject of an intense build project that spanned a short 48 Hour timeframe. Afterward, the 48 Hour Corvette went on to enjoy three fastest street car race seasons. Competition series include Goodguys Autocross, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car and various single events including The Motor State Challenge, LSFest and many others.
Together with its older “sibling” — the 48 Hour Camaro, the 48 Hour Corvette spawned an entire product line of “go-fast” parts at RideTech known as Track 1. The range of products include ultra-rigid billet modular spindles, advanced suspension arms and many other parts designed for the street car enthusiast who likes to attend track days and autocross events.
The 48 Hour Corvette project culminated with its sale at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction!
Body: stock fiberglass
Frame: stock with RideTech additions
Engine: Lingenfelter 649hp 427ci LS7 dry sump engine with forged internals, titanium valves and a Holley EFI
Trans.: Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed
Front Suspension: RideTech Track 1 suspension system with billet aluminum spindles, tubular StrongArm control arms and Instinct electronic adaptive shocks with electronic traction control
Rear Suspension: RideTech Track 1 suspension system with tubular StrongArm control arms, and high-tech Instinct electronic adaptive shock absorbers with electronic traction control
Rearend: Currie aluminum 9 inch IRS center section
Brakes: 14" Wilwood
Wheels/Tires: Forgeline wheels/BFGoodrich tires
See Currie F9 independent rearends here!
The Currie F9 9 fabricated 9 inch IRS center in RideTech's Corvette features a tig welded aluminum housing with heavy billet aluminum end caps and 4340 chromoly stub axles. Third member is an aluminum 9 inch unit with billet aluminum pinion support, billet steel 1350 yoke and 35 spline WaveTrac diff.