Last week at the 2015 Detroit Autorama, Chip Foose took home the Ridler Award for the best hot rod in show. His winning car was a 1965 Chevy Impala, which he has named the “Imposter.”
This two-door hot rod may not seem like it went through any sort of heavy modification, but that’s why it’s been named the Imposter. So, don’t be fooled, this thing is still a top-notch monster.
The interior of the ‘Vette has been restyled to match a 60s vibe, but with modern upgrades, including OnStar navigation, a modern audio system, and everything in-between. But that’s not the main attraction of the ride…
Taking a closer look under the hood, this bad boy really shines. The old school ride– which was originally created for Foose’s longtime customer Don Voth and has been dropped on a 2008 Chevy Corvette Chassis– features the Corvette’s 6.2-liter V8, upgraded of course with a Foose-added supercharger.
Car and Driver says of the engine, “the Imposter features the exacting level of polish we’ve come to expect from Foose and his creations, and it beat out seven other finalists for the Ridler honors that were every bit as impressive. The Chevy’s underhood detailing is awesome, and you could eat off of the thing’s chassis.”
Sounds amazing, right?? Well, if like all that, you might want to take an even closer look at how Foose made all of this. Check it out…
Chip Foose: Building The Imposter, Part 1 from Chip Foose on Vimeo.