The trick fluid in the dampers varies its viscosity, and thus damping force, with electrical current, making for a ride thats smooth when you want it and firm when you need.
The electrified Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, no less.
There still is a good amount of flex in the base seats when the Corvette is pushed to its extremes, something we have come to live with.
In reality, the project is not so much an Outlander engine going into a Model A as it is a Ford Model T being modded to look like a Model A and then grafted onto the chassis of an Outlander.My plan is to check in on the WCC crew a few times over the next couple months as they make Mitsubishis dream of resurrecting its heritage come to life.This Corvette Grand Sport, though, is a slightly different animal.Country Living, sAVE 75, car and Driver, sAVE.Mitsubishis 100-year anniversary is what inspired the company to fund this unique build, and West Coast Customs had the vision to mate the old car body with a new car powertrain.And by help, I mean stand in a corner and try not to hurt myself while the craftsmen at West Coast Customs cut and weld and create, and Mitsubishi writes checks to make it all happen.Save 73, road Track, sAVE 79, veranda.The Chevrolet Corvette, grand Sport might as well be twirling a butterfly knife at the intersection of Performance Avenue and Value Lane with a pack of unfiltered smokes rolled up in the sleeve of a plain white tee.Pimp My Ride where, x to the Z Xzibit would get ahold of peoples beaters and have them turned into the most obscene and hilarious custom cars you could imagine?Less than a year ago, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 knocked off a Z51-equipped Corvette Stingray in a two-up comparison test.Arguing the merits of one to the others fan base is a futile exercise, as blue ovals and bow ties wont get along until a common enemy materializes.
Save 82, redbook, sAVE 89, harper's bazaar, sAVE.
Its a bully that goads others into street fights they cant win and starts just as many brawls among friends (or co-workers if you happen to work here).
Cosmopolitan, sAVE 77, o, The Oprah Magazine, sAVE.
Or what about a bowling ball washer, I asked West Coast Customs chief Ryan Friedlinghaus, who had definitely heard that question before.
At this point, the Outlander has been stripped down to a skateboard and the Model A has pretty much been gutted to have its wooden structural components replaced with metal ones and receive some more reinforcement.Similarly optioned, the cars carry essentially the same price tag.Yeah, it didnt make total sense to me at first, either.Thats really not what we do here, he said with a laugh.Cars this quick and with this much grip arent expected to deliver comfort and composure like a family sedan, but this one does.Its off by, like, feet.Welcome TO hearst magazines!