At first blush, the notion of throwing a small V8 into the back of a Chevy Corvair reads a little like splashing a plate of habanero poppers with a liberal dose of Ghost Pepper oil. Both recipes can only end in an amusing combination of tears and fire. Fortunately, Chuck Rust fears neither. Mike Musto of DRIVE recently stopped by Rust's garage to take a look at his most evil creation: a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa powered by a 283-cubic-inch V8.
The car is more than a tail-happy terror thanks to Rust's substantial modification. With hefty amounts of rubber, a fully custom suspension, and brakes to match, this Corvair is righteous at every speed. Check it.
The excellent Ate Up With Motor caught up with this very car way back in 2007, so for a little background info,