Aug. 13, 2013 6:39 p.m.

I was at Denny's Sunday before last and saw this... It says Corvette, but the engine is in the wrong (right?) place. The cockpit is tiny; looks like it belongs on a track, but clearly was designed to be street legal-ish. I googled mid-engined Corvette, but found nothing much interesting. I wish I'd gotten a pic of the V8 under glass. Any Ideas what this beastie is?

JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
Aug. 13, 2013 6:45 p.m.

It's this it appears.

Corvette GTP replica kit. Looks to be pretty well done from the video. How was it in person?

jg

JohnyHachi6 HalfDork
Aug. 13, 2013 6:48 p.m.

I immediately thought of the Corvette Daytona prototype.

Looks like the same idea, but the one you posted looks like it's roughly based on a C4 instead of a C6.

jsymonds New Reader
Aug. 13, 2013 7:24 p.m.

I like the plate in the video. "LOL GTP"

1988RedT2 UberDork
Aug. 13, 2013 7:25 p.m.

That might just be the best thing ever found at Denny's.

Iusedtobefast New Reader
Aug. 13, 2013 7:28 p.m.

I kinda like this, don't know if I would drive it to Denny's tho'

jstein77 SuperDork
Aug. 13, 2013 7:46 p.m.

Aug. 13, 2013 7:57 p.m.
1988RedT2 wrote: That might just be the best thing ever found at Denny's.

The Moon Over My Hammy is pretty great too.

Will Dork
Aug. 13, 2013 8:29 p.m.

I like that way more than I probably should. I would drive the hell out of that.

LuxInterior New Reader
Aug. 13, 2013 9:00 p.m.
JG Pasterjak wrote: It's this it appears. Corvette GTP replica kit. Looks to be pretty well done from the video. How was it in person? jg

Nice. A link to the exact machine in question. It person.... It was incredibly low, wide and very serious looking. Didn't look particularly comfortable, but I think I could forgive it that. I think my miata is slightly more roomy. Appeared to built to a high standard. One of the prettiest things I've ever seen at Denny's.

LuxInterior New Reader
Aug. 13, 2013 9:17 p.m.

I was expecting it to be more expensive. Here's the auction where the car was sold.

Woody MegaDork
Aug. 13, 2013 9:37 p.m.

I don't hate that.

Aug. 13, 2013 10:41 p.m.

First off, is that exhaust even street legal?

Second, that interior looks uncomfortable as hell.

AngryCorvair PowerDork
Aug. 14, 2013 8:16 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: First off, is that exhaust even street legal? Second, that interior looks uncomfortable as hell. Third, my Bob Costas hurts.
pinchvalve UltimaDork
Aug. 14, 2013 8:33 a.m.

I want it for the hate it would create in those around me.

aussiesmg MegaDork
Aug. 14, 2013 8:52 a.m.
AngryCorvair wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: First off, is that exhaust even street legal? Second, that interior looks uncomfortable as hell. Third, my Bob Costas hurts.

Agreed, you really care about how comfortable you would be in that, cause if you do, you need to hand over your man card. Now.

Conquest351 UltraDork
Aug. 14, 2013 9:37 a.m.

Go here...

http://www.mongoosems.com/GTPSpecifications.php

Aug. 14, 2013 11:50 a.m.
Conquest351 wrote: Go here... http://www.mongoosems.com/GTPSpecifications.php

Looks like they use griffin radiators too! (big fan)

Aug. 14, 2013 12:45 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote:
AngryCorvair wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: First off, is that exhaust even street legal? Second, that interior looks uncomfortable as hell. Third, my Bob Costas hurts.

Agreed, you really care about how comfortable you would be in that, cause if you do, you need to hand over your man card. Now.

Too late, I handed that over a few years ago.

I'm just sayin'. I've driven 1920's Miller Indy Cars that look more comfortable.

Bobzilla UberDork
Aug. 14, 2013 12:58 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote:
aussiesmg wrote:
AngryCorvair wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: First off, is that exhaust even street legal? Second, that interior looks uncomfortable as hell. Third, my Bob Costas hurts.

Agreed, you really care about how comfortable you would be in that, cause if you do, you need to hand over your man card. Now.

Too late, I handed that over a few years ago.

I'm just sayin'. I've driven 1920's Miller Indy Cars that look more comfortable.

That's because when you drove them new you were a lot younger and able to get in and out of them easier.

4cylndrfury MegaDork
Aug. 14, 2013 1:25 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: that interior looks uncomfortable as hell.

does not matter, still fapping

Spinout007 UltraDork
Aug. 14, 2013 1:33 p.m.

Bookmarked for when I hit the lottery some day.

turboswede PowerDork
Aug. 14, 2013 1:34 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: that interior looks uncomfortable as hell.

Doesn't look too bad to me. You just can't be a chubby bastige.

Especially if you are a bit more careful in your work:

Aug. 14, 2013 1:43 p.m.

In reply to turboswede:

Well I am a chubby bastige.

Appleseed UltimaDork
Aug. 15, 2013 12:21 a.m.

I would have waited for the dude to finish his Grand Slam to ask questions,

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