eBay Motors has a new video series on their YouTube Channel called “Between 2 Rides” and the second episode launched today featuring Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette nicknamed Phoenix. The series is about pushing automotive parts and accessories to the limit, and oh yeah, you can buy those parts and accessories for your ride at eBay Motors.
The series is hosted by fellow female racer and car builder Collete Davis who brought along a stock Elkhart Lake Blue C8 Corvette Stingray that we will see in action later in the video. With eBay hosting the series, the production values are high and there is a bit of a Top Gear stunt at the end when Collete surprises Emelia by telling her she is going to race a helicopter.
And speaking of Top Gear and helicopter racing, does anyone remember a similar race hosted by Top Gear Korea in which a C6 Corvette ZR1 raced a helicopter and won after the helicopter crashed? Now that was good TV!
After all the introductions and promos, we finally get down to business as Emelia is asked to give a rundown of the mods on Phoenix. So here is that shopping list for your next visit to eBay Motors:
- 2020 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe with 2LT Trim Package
- Texas Speed built LT2
- Dodson Stage 2 Dual Clutch
- G Force Axles
- Foregeline Beadlock Wheels
- Port Injected Auxiliary Fuel System
- Carbon PTR Intake
- Holley Dominator ECU
- Racing Harness
- Mickey Thompson Racing Slicks
- Heatshield Products automotive thermal insulation
- Peitz Performance C8 Twin Turbo Kit with Precision Turbos
Eventually we get to racing and the first race pits the 1200 WHP Phoenix versus the stock C8 Corvette in the quarter-mile and the gap between the cars was highlighted by the camera at the finish line. It was untimed but still interesting none-the-less.
But it’s the helicopter race that we came to see and that didn’t disappoint either. It would be freaky going full throttle down a dragstrip with those chopper blades beating the sky right next to you. There’s some fancy editing done for dramatic effect, but in the end, the twin-turbo C8 Corvette comes out on top.
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