1963 Split Window C2 Corvette: Unleashing 650HP Supercharged Power

650HP Supercharged 1963 Split Window C2 Corvette - Roadster Shop Build Profile

Welcome to a thrilling automotive journey as we delve into the world of classic cars and witness the power and beauty of the 650 horsepower supercharged 1963 Split Window C2 Corvette. In this article, we will explore the intricate details, design modifications, and driving experience of this iconic American-made car. Join us as we take a ride through time and embrace the fusion of modern performance and classic aesthetics.

The Iconic 1963 Split Window Corvette

The 1963 Split Window Corvette holds a special place in automotive history. Revered as one of the most iconic American-made cars ever, it combines timeless design with impressive performance. Even on a winter day in Chicago, with temperatures as low as 20 degrees and strong winds, the allure of this legendary car remains undeniable.

The RS Fast Track Chassis

To harness the immense power of the 650HP Split Window Corvette, Roadster Shop utilized their cutting-edge RS Fast Track Chassis. This chassis features an independent rear suspension and narrow track front and rear, addressing the visual appeal issues often associated with C2 Corvettes. With this foundation, the 1963 Split Window Corvette achieves a perfect balance of performance and aesthetics.

Wheels that Bridge the Gap

Complementing the overall design of the 650HP Split Window Corvette are the striking forged line RS6 knock-off wheels. These wheels seamlessly bridge the gap between classic and pro touring styles, showcasing both influences in their design. By maintaining a shallow backspace, the wheels retain a sense of visual appeal, adding an extra touch of elegance to this powerful machine.

Highly Modified, Yet Appreciated

Modifying a split window Corvette can be seen as sacrilegious to purists. However, the modifications made to the 1963 Split Window Corvette are tastefully executed and appreciated by both die-hard Corvette enthusiasts and pro touring aficionados. The style, look, and function of this car capture the essence of automotive artistry, making it a crowd-pleaser that transcends traditional boundaries.

Interior Comfort and Style

When you step inside the cabin of the 650HP Split Window Corvette, you will be greeted by a captivating fusion of comfort and style. Avant-garde, an automotive customization company based in Stuart, Florida, has undertaken a meticulous reworking of the factory seats and upholstery, guaranteeing a driving experience that is both enjoyable and comfortable.

One remarkable aspect of the interior is the generous space it offers, even for taller drivers. Whether embarking on a thrilling road trip or simply enjoying a leisurely drive, there is ample room to stretch out and find the perfect driving position. Avant-garde’s attention to detail ensures that every journey in the 650HP Split Window Corvette is a delight for the senses.

The interior design strikes a harmonious balance between classic and modern elements, resulting in a truly captivating aesthetic. Vintage toggle switches add a touch of nostalgia, harking back to the golden age of automotive design. Engraved aluminum panels further elevate the interior, exuding a sense of luxury and refinement. Every stitch and detail is carefully executed, showcasing Avant-garde’s commitment to delivering nothing short of excellence.

In summary, the interior of the 650HP Split Window Corvette is a testament to Avant-garde’s craftsmanship and their ability to seamlessly blend classic and contemporary elements. Prepare to embark on a journey where comfort, style, and attention to detail harmoniously coexist, ensuring an unforgettable driving experience.

Exceptional Driving Experience

What truly sets the 650HP Split Window Corvette apart is the unparalleled driving experience it offers. The car handles with remarkable ease, making every turn and maneuver effortless. The goal was to create a car that feels natural to drive, eliminating any compromises in cornering or power. As you take the wheel, you’ll find yourself fully immersed in the joy of driving, forgetting that you’re behind the wheel of a classic car.

Powerhouse Performance

Powering the 650HP Split Window Corvette is a T-56 Magnum 6-speed transmission combo. This performance setup has proven to be a reliable and exhilarating choice. With a low-profile supercharger lid, the car’s hood retains its classic aesthetics while concealing a beastly 650 horsepower engine. The lightweight nature of the car, weighing in at around 3,200 pounds, ensures that the power-to-weight ratio is perfectly balanced for an unforgettable driving experience.

Custom Instrumentation by Dakota Digital

The instrument cluster of the 650HP Split Window Corvette is a testament to attention to detail. Dakota Digital, renowned for their high-quality gauges, has crafted a unique and customized instrumentation setup for this car. Inspired by vintage Stuart Warner gauges, the cluster blends classic aesthetics with modern functionality. The result is a set of gauges that are not only super legible but also a nod to the rich heritage of classic cars.

Jeremy Gerber’s Final Thoughts

Jeremy Gerber, with immense pride, concludes our journey through the 650HP Split Window Corvette. He expresses his satisfaction with the craftsmanship and performance of this exceptional vehicle. As co-owner of Roadster Shop, he eagerly anticipates future projects and hot rods that will continue to push the boundaries of automotive innovation. To stay updated and witness more captivating creations, be sure to like, follow, and subscribe to their YouTube page.

In conclusion, the 650HP Supercharged 1963 Split Window C2 Corvette stands as a testament to the harmonious fusion of classic design and modern performance. This extraordinary car captures the hearts of both purists and enthusiasts, offering an unrivaled driving experience that will leave a lasting impression. Embrace the power, beauty, and exhilaration of this automotive masterpiece, and discover the artistry of the open road.

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