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Your 2020 Chevrolet Corvette can get the Lamborghini treatment for only $2,999

Eikon Motorsports is selling a scissor door kit for the new Chevrolet Corvette.

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The bull logo and the scissor doors are perhaps the two most identifiable parts of any Lamborghini. The Countach was the first production Lambo model to ever feature the door style. Sure, they are cool looking, but the doors weren't just for looks. In an era before rearview cameras were commonplace, the doors enabled the driver to lean their upper body out and see behind the car as they back it up.

Despite the fact that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette comes standard with a rearview camera and a fine set of more traditional doors of its own, Eikon Motorsports is now offering a scissor door kit for the model.

The kit includes two gas shocks, two Vertical Doors Inc. Lambo door hinges, and all requisite mounting hardware. The equipment is made of domestic hardened steel.

Installers use the kit and the original doors that come on the Vette to complete the look. The DIY price is $2,899 when the kit becomes available. If you want Eikon to install the kits for you, the final price goes up to $4,300. The shop is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company says that installation can happen in the owner's driveway or garage.

However, you can get the kit and installation for just $2,999 when you pre-order. A limited number of pre-order slots are available.

The parts are covered by a lifetime warranty. Eikon Motorsports says that the work does not void the warranty on your Corvette, however, you might want to check with your dealership before committing.

This modification is reversible.

Vertical Doors Inc. is a U.S. company located in Lake Elsinore, California, just north of Temecula. The Chevrolet Corvette is made in the U.S. as well, at the General Motors plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The Corvette is all-new for the 2020 model year. The big news is that its engine has been moved to the middle and it's gotten supercar-like looks. It's faster than a Ferrari 488 GTB. The 2020 Corvette starts below $60,000.

Eikon Motorpsorts is currently accepting pre-orders for the kits via their website.

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This 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer was custom built for hip hop star Future.

Photo courtesy of Ringbrothers

Future has gotten a new vintage car. The hip-hop star from Atlanta, Georgia has received delivery of a 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer that was fully customized by Ringbrothers.

Under the hood is a 6.2-liter LS3 engine that is paired with a 4L80-E transmission. The crate engine was standard in the fifth-generation Camaro SS and C6 Corvette and is now sold as an aftermarket part by Chevy. It delivers 430 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a heavy-duty offering from General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, that has been used in everything from the Suburban to a Bentley Continental.

1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer 

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Ringbrothers, a shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin, gave the Blazer a custom BASF British Racing Green paint scheme after restoring the body of the Blazer with 3M products. It rides on gold 18-inch HRE wheels.

"We first started building Blazers a few years back, and they've really taken off in popularity since then," said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. "There is no assembly line at our shop, as each build is completed by hand, bespoke to the owner's request. There is no other Blazer in the world like this one."

Future's K5 Blazer also has a custom tan interior designed by Upholstery Unlimited and an exhaust provided by Flowmaster.

"We're humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this," said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. "We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It's an honor we don't take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We're glad Future appreciates that."

In addition to K5 builds, Ringbrothers has released several K5-specific products, including a glove box door, hood hinges, and a dash gauge bezel. Future's Blazer features those parts, along with a custom carbon fiber hood and custom tailgate with integrated seating. The musician's Blazer also has a JL Audio sound system.

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The Ferrari Omologata comes from a strong family tree filled with performance and Italian beauty. It's a one-off model that takes its DNA from seven decades of Ferrari GT tradition. The model has been crafted by a European client.

It's taken two years to complete the model since the presentation of the initial sketches. It's a model that took its inspiration from a variety of sources: racing heritage, sci-fi, and modern architecture.

A Ferrari 812 Superfast is the underlying package of the car, but the designers kept just the windscreen and headlights from the body. They set forth to create a model with smooth volume and undulating reflections. The car's front end is tapered and faced by a flattened oval grille. At the back, the car takes a more muscular stance, has deeply set taillights, and is finished off with a prominent spoiler.

Ferrari Omologata

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Dressed in a triple layer of Ferrari's Rosso Magma paint and a racing livery the car combines track day prowess with daily drivability.

Inside, the car sports electric blue seats finished in a combination of leather and Jeans Aunde fabric with four-point racing harnesses. The rest of the interior is finished in black.

Unlike modern vehicles, the Omologata does not have a screen in the center of the vehicle, giving the model. a historic tinge. Metal parts on the dashboard and steering wheel are finished with the crackled paint effect associated with the great GT racers of the 1950s and 1960s as well as with Ferrari's engine cam covers. A hammered paint effect so often used in cars such as the 250 LM and 250 GTO finds its way on details such as the inner door handles and on the Ferrari F1 bridge.

The mid-engine car has a 6.5-liter V12 engine, harvested from the 812 Superfast. In that car is generates 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Ferrari isn't divulging the price of the Omologata.

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