People who drive Aston Martins have James Bond fantasies, Supra Drivers all want to be Paul Walker and Corvette owners dream of thundering race cars.
GT Motor Cars in Wallingford, Connecticut has the chance for one lucky member of the Corvette faction to live out their Le Mans dreams in a C6RS built by Pratt & Miller Engineering and Fabrication, the same people who built the Championship winning C6R race cars.
After major successes in 2006 that included taking first in the GT1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the first year of C6 Z06 production, Chevrolet approached Pratt & Miller to build a street version of the C6R based on the Z06. P&M answered the call and built a run of seven C6RSs featuring hand-made carbon fiber body panels including a waterfall hood, custom BBS center-lock wheels, and active rear spoiler, air ride suspension, new Brembo brakes, and leather-wrapped roll bar. The car debuted at SEMA and Jay Leno secured the keys to the first car built.
Each of the seven were unique works of art and the car up for grabs was originally built for the official photographer to Corvette Racing, it features a one-off 8.2L (that is 500 cubic inches!) naturally aspirated V8 built by Katech, the official engine building partner of Corvette Racing, mated to a T-56 six-speed manual gearbox. This massive powerplant makes over 600 Horsepower (unheard of at the time; remember the supercharged Ford GT of the time made 550 HP and the closest comparable engine without supercharger or turbo power was the Viper which wasn’t built in 2007 but the 2006 was rated at 510 ponies).
On top of the breathtaking motor, this specific C6RS was beautifully upgraded inside by Caravaggio Corvettes of Ontario, Canada with full Alcantara, quilted leather, a Carbon Fiber steering wheel, and electric carbon fiber bucket seats with huge bolsters and racing harnesses to hold drivers in place.
This bespoke Corvette doesn’t come cheap, it will part some fortunate soul with $350,000 of their hard-earned Dollars. If you are considering this remarkable, tailor-made piece of Corvette Racing history, perhaps you could get GT Motor Cars to include a large set of Compuware, Mobile1, and Jake stickers to complete your dream-machine.