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 |  Nov 07 2012, 7:31 AM

The concept of shoehorning a giant motor into a lightweight compact has been around for decades, but this Chevrolet Spark powered by a 7.0-liter Corvette V8 motor takes that idea to a whole new level.

Packing 550 hp under the hood, this Chevrolet Spark hits 62 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds and tops out at 161 mph. Those numbers are a massive upgrade from the factory 1.2-liter’s 84 hp rating.

To give the Spark a look to back up its potency, Fourdin Auto Sport equipped it with a widebody kit and 18-inch wheels that almost look too small compared to on the extra-wide Spark.

The powerplant isn’t all that was borrowed from the Corvette sports car. The steering and brake systems were also custom fitted on to ensure the Spark can handle the 7.0-liter power.

The Spark was recently up for sale on eBay and it appears to have been sold for around $55,000.

Watch a video of the 550-hp Chevrolet Spark below.

GALLERY: Corvette-Powered Chevrolet Spark

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[Source: eBay via Corvette Blogger]

  • http://www.tomsforeign.com/ Angela

    I think its cool what they were trying to do with this car but the shape of it seems so out of place. It literally looks like they tried to put two cars together. The design of a car is supposed to flow and look like one unit and I don’t think this car does.