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2400hp 1963 Corvette is fastest of all street legal race cars

Corvette is fastest of them all...

Carroll man's street-legal speedster can do a quarter-mile in under 7 seconds.

Going from zero to 60 mph in one second will make people stop and stare, but Rod Saboury need not drive his 2,400-horsepower, twin-turbo-charged Corvette that fast to grab attention.

Sometimes, the Millers resident and National Hot Rod Association driver cruises along Carroll County's streets or pulls up into a McDonald's drive-through, and then heads turn - fixated on the Corvette's dragster-engine sound, fire-red exterior and hot-rod designs.

"It's like driving a UFO on the highway," says Saboury, 58, whose 1963-model Corvette is widely regarded as the fastest street-legal car on the planet. The car so impressed the editors at Super Chevy magazine that the 35-year-old publication named Saboury's Corvette as its inaugural Car of the Year in its February issue.

Added: Feb-8-2009 Occurred On: Feb-6-2009
By: wet501
Arts and Entertainment
Tags: horsepower, corvette, chevrolet, street legal, world record, 2400 bhp
Location: Carroll, Maryland, United States (load item map)
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