When perusing your favorite vehicle marketplace, do you ever have to stop and skeptically roll your eyes when a seller claims that their car makes 1000 horsepower? Well, leave those doubts behind when you view this Daytona Sunset Orange 2005 Corvette from GR Auto Gallery (GRAG) of Metro Detroit’s massive inventory.
GRAG is claiming four-digit ponies at the wheels and one word in the listing makes that assertion completely credible: Lingenfelter. This first-year C6 Corvette wasn’t just some customer car built to cost either, it was a one of one piece put together specifically to compete in a 2006 Motor Trend shootout at total cost of nearly $226,000!
Some details are a bit fuzzy and we aren’t sure if the original LS2 was retained as a base for this build or if the twin-turbo 427 is a bespoke mill from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Either way, during Motor Trend’s test this car struggled for grip and still finished the quarter mile at 134.1 MPH on stock Michelin PS2s then, when fitted with BFG Drag Radials, it trapped at 151 mph during an 11.1 second pass that still saw significant rear wheel spin! If you are a regular at the Texas Mile, imagine the velocities this thing could achieve with four times the runway of the MT test!
This build didn’t just focus on the animal under the hood either. Massive after-market Brembos, a Bilstein coil-over suspension, and custom end links help this Lingenfelter C6 handle as long as you only feather the throttle.
After Motor Trend was done with the car, it was picked up by professional golfer, Paul Azinger (300 weeks in the top ten of the World Golf Rankings between 1988 and 1994) who somehow survived over 6,000 miles in this tail happy beast.
So there you have it, a true 1000 horse Corvette in a great, rare color (only 4,710 Daytona Sunset cars were built in ’05 and ’06) with celebrity ownership history and is famous in its own right from the MT test where it was featured on the cover.
Unlike GM’s factory C6 Super-Vettes, it can also be driven without the top on for 200+ MPH wind in your hair! All of this can be yours for $121,900. This is a lot of car for that kind of money and the best part is that it gives you the ability to instantly silence non-believers with a quick flex of your right foot.
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