Five years ago, a gent named Art Morrison won the Gran Turismo Award at SEMA for his 3G Corvette. A come-hither restomod, Morrison had tucked a bucket of modern internals – like his own chassis supporting an aluminum V8 with 538 horsepower and a Viper transmission – under the body of a 1960 Corvette. The prize meant that his car would appear in Playstation's GT5, which it did the following year (as seen at right).

Matt Farrah, in his guise as Mr. Smoking Tire, got the 3G Corvette out of the video game and onto the cambered apexes of Nevada's Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. What happens after that looks and sounds a lot better than anything you'll see in GT5. Follow the jump to check it out.



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      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good work, great video. What a car!
      johnb
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a beautiful car, That looks like so much fun.
      mike999
      • 3 Years Ago
      I prefer the C2.
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      i hate you matt farrah
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      You don't brake stand in a Corvette. What a gay start.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You can do a brake stand in anything...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You can brake stand in anything. Just because it's a Corvette, doesn't mean you can't.
          Matt Farah
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          So let's say, hypothetically, you wanted to do a burnout where the car was rolling at the exact same speed as say, an idling camera truck. How exactly would you do said burnout without using the brakes? And if you did use the brakes in that case, how would that demonstrate your "inability to do an actual burnout?"
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          I didn't say can't, I said don't. A 3-cyl geo metro can brake stand, and a forty year old Mustang can spin the tires by popping the clutch with no brakes. Brake stand = B.S. and that's only how you demonstrate your inability to do a real burnout.
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was never a huge fan of the C1 Corvette, but the painstaking craftsmanship of Art Morrison in combination with the indulgently picturesque camera work of The Smoking Tire have made me rethink my ways. I can now see that the C1 makes for the perfect roadster/speedster with its compact proportions, long hood, upright windshield, swept back A-pillars for perfect vantage points on every corner, and the best seat in the house to experience an American V8 as it cackles out a tantrum of torque trying to twist you into a pretzel. Sure looks like fun... The angel-eye headlights sound like a good idea in theory, but in practice, they look out of place on this car. I appreciate the effort it took to put them in there, but I could do without 'em. On the other hand, the body work and stance on this car are second-to-none.
        WhiteNoma
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EB110Americana
        If you like that, you should look at The Roadster Shop's 1962 C1RS. It's mind blowing. First link is completed photos, second is build pics... http://www.roadstershop.com/completed-projects/barry-s-c1-rs-completed-photos http://www.roadstershop.com/completed-projects/barry-s-c1-rs-build-photos
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @WhiteNoma
          Didn't that car win the 2010 SEMA Best in Show award?
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      What, no 'Ring time?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Robert Kyle
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's sweet, but I'm partial to '61/'62 for C1s. Or the '57. Need IRS for a true modern G-machine. Those roll bars look useless if you're taller than 5' 8".
      sExY aZz
      • 3 Years Ago
      hes not entertaining enogh to talk, let me here the sound of the car racing around the track.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is my favorite drift car on GT5, nothing slide harder than this thing.
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is by far the nicest Corvette that I have ever seen! I could not even imagine the ton of hours that went into all the fab work on the car. This is definitely my type of custom car. I love cars that are highly customized but still manage to maintain a factory look.
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