European manufacturers like Porsche are likely to get all the starry-eyed protection referring to road-going race vehicles. However there are fashionable examples of American vehicles which have been made to honor race winners, and also you now have the chance to personal one.
This 2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6RS is certainly one of simply seven constructed by Pratt & Miller Engineering, the workforce behind the C6.R race automotive that competed within the American Le Mans sequence and received its class at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007.
Chassis quantity 4, it’s stated to have been owned by Ken Lingenfelter earlier than being purchased by its present proprietor. The Corvette legend didn’t have a lot time behind the wheel, although, as a result of this racecar-for-the-road reveals solely 209 miles (336 km) on the odometer—or round 25 laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe.
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Underneath the carbon fiber hood, there’s a, frankly, monstrous 8.2-liter V8 that was constructed by Katech Efficiency and is rated at 600 hp (447 kW/608 PS), which is funneled to the rear wheels by a six-speed guide transmission. It has a 7,000 rpm redline and the speedometer goes all the way in which as much as 200 mph (322 km).
As talked about above, the hood is made from carbon fiber as are all the different physique panels, apart from the doorways and the deck lid. That contributes to a physique that’s 1.5-inches (38 mm) wider than the usual C6 Corvette. The automotive additionally will get built-in brake ducts, ram-air induction, a carbon fiber diffuser, and useful entrance fender louvers.
Completed fully in black, it sits on 18- and 19-inch BBS solid aluminum black chrome wheels which might be shod in Michelin Pilot Sport tires, although they present 2007 and 2008 date codes, so their monitor days could also be behind them.
Inside, the C6RS will get black and purple leather-based seats with particular branded embroidery on the headrests. Regardless of being based mostly on a racecar, it will get dual-zone local weather management, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heads-up show, and a six-disc CD changer that performs by Bose audio system.
At present on the market on Carry a Trailer, this could possibly be fairly the collector’s merchandise sometime.