Underneath, the car featured a cooling fan powered by, of all things, a snowmobile engine that would actually pull the car to the ground with about 1,000 pounds of downforce, which is how it got the name “Sucker Vette.”
The Blue Devil ZR1 Corvette, one of eight ‘Vettes swallowed in that sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, will be making an appearance at SEMA this week in a much brighter light.
Here’s a good video of someone else giving the NCM course a solid run. Sure, there’d be nothing like hitting those apexes in a C7 myself, but for now, this video posted by Mike Allen doing a hot lap with Ron Fellows will certainly hold me over.
With all the focus on the new motorsports park at the National Corvette Museum, there hasn’t been a lot of buzz around the sinkhole that once had the world captivated. Now it looks like things will be revving up again around the site as officials begin filling the sinkhole in three weeks.
Under the new partnership, ExxonMobil will support a number of new initiatives at the park including the NCM Corvette delivery program and the Z06 “Build Your Own Engine” program.