General Motors produced one of the greatest sports cars in the automotive history, and you are already guessing, it is the Chevrolet Corvette, which stands as a symbol for power and freedom. Since 1953, there are seven generations of Corvette’s, which many of them are very rare. However, this 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Manta Ray Mako Shark II is the rarest of all.
This concept was developed back in 1965 as a show car, however, influenced the redesigned of the 1968 C3 Corvette. Actually, there were created only two examples, one of them is this in the video below and is fully functional.
This Mako Shark II Corvette is powered by an All-Aluminum 427 cubic-inch, 7.0-liter ZL1 big-block Mark IV V8 engine, which was originally developed for the Can Am racing series. This engine is capable of producing 524 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque.
Despite the fact, that the only place where you see this piece of art, both Mako I and Manta Ray, is the GM Heritage Center Collection. Today we have a rare footage where we can see the Manta Ray running and to hear the big-block ZL1 engine. Enjoy the video.