Sports Car Modification

These Are 10 of the Unlikeliest Race Cars of All Time

The Doug Rippie Motorsports Corvette ZR-1 Le Mans seen parked.

For more than 20 years, Corvettes have been a mainstay of the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But back in 1995, General Motors wasn’t interested in contesting the world’s greatest endurance race, so it fell on Doug Rippie Motorsport to bring America’s sports car to the Mulsanne. The result was the baddest ZR-1 of them all — a converted production car with a nasty body kit and 525-horsepower “Black Widow” LT5 — piloted by an American and Canadian crew, mixing it up with the best McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Lister, Jaguar and even Venturi had to offer. Yeah, they just don’t do it quite like they did in the ‘90s anymore, do they?

Related Articles

Back to top button