GWA is Bringing Back Studebaker in a Big, Scary Way

There are road races… and then there’s the Carrera Panamericana – an all out blitz from border to border across Mexico, and at a time referred to as one of the world’s toughest motor races. Following its cancellation in the ‘50s, the Carrera has since returned in a less dangerous format. Hazard a guess at which car has won the event most?  Not a Ferrari, Porsche or Mercedes, but a Studebaker. Since its return in 1988, race-prepped Studebakers have claimed no less than 20 overall wins at the Carrera Panamericana and tuning shop GWA is here to pay homage with this stunning tribute. Designated as the ‘Veinte Victorias’, GWA plans to build 20 performance-tuned Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupes – one in honor of each victory at the Panamericana. 19 of these coupes will be sold wearing yellow racing liveries, while one black liveried example is expected to be kept as a pace car. We think you’ll agree, they look stunning. RELATED: Take a Closer Look at the GWA Studebaker 'Veinte Victorias' Equally stunning is what’s going on underneath the hood. GWA plans to shovel a 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 from the late-great C6 Corvette ZR1 into the engine bay, good for over 620 horsepower. The engine transplant will complement a tubular spaceframe chassis, custom suspension setup, six-speed manual gearbox, Brembo racing brakes, GWA-designed wheels, and Fabspeed exhaust. The Studebaker Starliner has always looked like a car from the future, and as can be seen from its Mexican road racing record, performed like one too. Pricing has yet to be announced for these racy Studebaker tributes, but we'd imagine they'll require some coin. RELATED: Is this Studebaker Champion the Best Looking '60s Pickup Truck? ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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