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1959 Chevrolet Corvette refined by Pogea Racing

By Adrian Prisca


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We have a surprise for hot rods and retro cars enthusiasts. One classic 1959 Corvette was recently refined and brought in 2012 by Pogea Racing. Let’s do some check up on the process. The head of Pogea Racing, Eduard Pogea, declared that their intention was to combine modern gears and performance with the elegance of a classic body. Thus, the monster has been installed a home-made tube frame designed in collaboration with Foose Design, for more torsion swiftness, plus new brakes and custom coilover suspension.

The motor was changed with a 2011 Corvette LS3, festooned with LS7 injectors, as well as a returned exhaust with Edelbrock exhaust manifolds and stainless steel end pipes, direct open intake with tip cone filter and new camshafts. In this configuration, the vehicle now delivers 485 HP (357 kW) at 4,400 RPM and 585 Nm at 6,200 RPM.

All this power goes to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox with ceramic clutch and Dana 44 diff. All these improvements now allow the beast to reach a maximum speed of 288 km/h and to get from naught to 100km/h in a whopping 3.9 seconds.

The paintjob consists of the original Ferrari colors, white and red, while the wheels where changed in favor of a brand new unique set, the rear boasts with LED light clusters and the interior got festooned with smooth leather, cozy carpeting, a flat bottom Vallelunga steering wheel, an immensely powerful Alpine multi-media system and Cobra seats.

The car is available to everyone that can afford spending $225,000 on such a gorgeous piece. It’s old on the outside, but brand new on the inside.


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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry.

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