Pogea Racing has unveiled a modernized 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. It features a new LS3 V8 engine with 485 PS (357 kW / 478 hp) and 585 Nm (431 lb-ft) of torque.

Pogea Racing has unveiled a modernized 1959 Chevrolet Corvette.

Built for an unnamed customer, the car has been upgraded with a tube frame chassis, an adjustable coilover suspension and high-performance brakes. There's also a Ferrari Rosso paint job, LED taillights and new wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires.

Inside, the cabin features new seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and an Alpine audio system.

Power comes from a 6.2-liter V8 engine which has been equipped with larger fuel injectors, a high-flow air filter and a sports exhaust system. Thanks to these tweaks, the engine produces 485 PS (357 kW / 478 hp) and 585 Nm (431 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 288 km/h (179 mph).

Check out the press release for additional information

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