I have been working on a 1984 Corvette project car for a while now and the car now looks like a Corvette again. The 1984 is the first year of the C4 generation and the lightest weight car of this generation. When you want to go fast lighter weight means faster performance and lightweight cars are much easier on parts. I also selected the C4 Vette because the engine is set REALLY far back in the front suspension which makes for a very quick weight transfer when you launch the car.
Here is the run down on what I have done:
Removed the 350 crossfire engine and replaced it with a solid 406 Small Block Chevy with roughly 500 horsepower on pump gas and it has a nitrous system that will easily put the engine over 700 horsepower with a mild set up. We removed roughly 300 more lbs from the car and I have another 200 lbs to go...and the goal is to make the weight reduction not obvious to keep with the street sleeper look. I installed Aerospace brakes, fabricated coilovers for the front suspension, bought an ultra lightweight cowl hood, twin fuel cells with twin pumps, replaced the old bumpers with the 1996 style front and rear bumpers, I lowered the car about 2 inches on all 4 corners. Final interior is in the works and a new Lamborghini orange paint color is soon to be applied. The car should be on the street in 2 months or less if all goes well. I will post some photos when I get it done except for the paint.