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Superformance 1963 Corvette Grand Sport: What's old is new again

With a 525-horsepower engine and a fiberglass body, Superformance offers a restomod Corvette that's really something special.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
Steven Ewing
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This 1963 Corvette Grand Sport restomod comes from California-based outfitter Superformance.

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Superformance has been creating these modern replica cars since 1994.

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This Corvette restomod pays homage to the 1963 Grand Sport that never was.

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This particular car uses a 525-horsepower, General Motors-sourced V8 engine.

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Power goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

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The noise this thing makes is incredible. "Loud" doesn't even begin to describe it.

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Driving this car is a weird experience. Some of the controls are super vague, while others are modern and great.

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This Corvette isn't cheap, though. As-tested, you're looking at over $176,000 for this specific example.

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Still, you won't find a car like this one the used market.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of Superformance's Corvette Grand Sport.

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