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The upcoming Speed Racer movie just got a whole lot more interesting to us since learning about this sweepstakes that's being held in conjunction with the premier on May 9th. The prize is a Speed Racer-inspired Mach 5 Corvette, but it not just any 'Vette . It's actually a C5 Corvette wearing a body inspired by the '63 - '67 C2 Corvette. Despite its classic outward appearance, the interior is all C5 wrapped in custom leather and painted red, and the motor is a very modern 350-hp LS1 V8. The Speed Racer decals and color scheme put it over the top, though. The purveyors of the sweeps peg the car's value at $100,000, and to win it you have to visit this site and enter you cell phone number and carrier, or just text "fast" to 90736. You'll then get a text message on April 18th with a Speed Racer trivia question, which you'll have two minutes to answer correctly. Ten of those people who answer correctly will be flown out to the premier and race mini cars of some sort to win the actual Speed Racer Mach 5 'Vette. We know, those are a lot of hoops through which to jump, but a Mach 5 Corvette is kind of cool.



[Source: Warner Brothers]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Q: Want to win a $100,000 Speed Racer Mach 5 Corvette?


      A: No
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks very similar to a car sold at Barrett-Jackson a few weeks ago, a company built a car like this (could even be this car) a few years back as a prototype- turns out no one was buying so there were only a couple made.

      The announcers were somewhat surprised to see that it only went for like $45k despite being brand new. I personally thought the buyer overpaid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FAIL
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its a shame that they took a classic like this and ruined it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's not an original, looks like a modified C5
      • 6 Years Ago
      No.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hate when people do this. If you want a C2 with modern power, do an engine swap. It can be done. you can even modern up the interior.

      Taking a modern car and making it look old just doesn't work for me. Things like the A pillar look goofy and out of place.

      If I won this i would immediately turn around and find someone to sell it, parts or whole.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No! Make it go away.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Want To? No. No I'd rather have the new pilot or the x6, both, while the epitome of ugly, are better looking then this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        U must be high....
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's the base steering wheel in the C5
        • 6 Years Ago
        YUCK!! If I won that car, I probably couldn't unload it for more than $6,000. WTF?

        How about giving away a Nissan GT-R???

        • 6 Years Ago
        Whats with the two-generations ago Chevy truck steering wheel?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Zamafir can keep his Kia Sedona, more high horsepower love for me! Vroom!
      • 6 Years Ago
      We all know no one's going to win that....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why do you say that?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No average person will actually win THIS car. It's probably just something to boost the movie up when it hits the box office.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks good if one got rid of the garish paint scheme. The C5 and the C6 and the C4 looks as though it was designed with a butter knife. Corvettes have big box butts. And an elbow from a walrus for side mirrors.

      Gm has been re-designing and cutting better on other models. GIVE THE BUTTER KNIFE A REST. The Corvette needs to join the modern era.

      I'll take the engine and drive train though! keep the bread box.

      • 6 Years Ago
      There should be laws against ruining classic cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're turning a C5 into a C3 then turning that into a travesty. Defaming two Corvettes at once.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Have to give them some credit, several people thought it was a classic C2 that was ruined. Maybe it's just me, looks cool for what it is, a modified C5.
        • 6 Years Ago
        since when has a C5 been a classic car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not liking the Speed Racer logo's but I love modern cars with retro bodies.
      And there's a number of different kits you can use to turn newer Vette's into classic looking cars.

      Plus I never liked the C5 so this would be the perfect C5 for me. Takes care of the exterior looks all together.
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