980HP Ringbrothers Chevelle Looks Epic, But There's One Problem
The Ringbrothers have reconstructed a 1966 Chevelle, nicknamed "Recoil" into a thing of beauty. Except it has one major flaw – see if you agree with us. Introduced this week at the Royal Purple booth at SEMA, this modern interpretation of a classic car boasts 980 horsepower from a Whipple-supercharged Wegner Motorsports LS7 engine and is wrapped in custom, hand-laid carbon fiber panels and trim pieces. Unfortunately it's painted a color called Sand Storm. RELATED: See photos of a 1966 Chevelle Malibu SS
Sand Dud might be a better descriptive. The sheet metal of this car is stunning. The fit and finish are amazing and the interior is impressive.
Yet it's all overrun by the custom BASF Glasurit 90-Line Waterborne paint color named “Sand Storm.” This is a vehicle that needed a bold color. A vehicle with all this '66 Chevelle has to offer shouldn't be wrapped in bland.
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But the details of the rest of this car? How's this for cool? The carbon fire cloth used is a hybrid of high strength, aerospace grade carbon fiber and a pure silver plated copper wire. Adding the wire retains the high strength carbon fiber is known for while giving a cosmetic appeal that creates an exclusive part. The combination provides a high-end cosmetic part with strength characteristics exceeding aluminum and steel while providing significant weight savings.
Maybe that's why the car is wrapped in Sand Dull. It makes the carbon fiber accents pop that much more.
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