• Nov 4th 2008 at 12:39PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the Corvette C6R replica

At SEMA last year we spotted a very real looking Corvette C6R replica whose owner had made lots of effort to duplicate the race car down to the last sticker. Since that time he has updated the car to reflect the 2008 paint scheme along with the new black wheels. The Corvette now looks even more like the real thing, and we didn't realize it was a street car until we saw the interior. We can't imagine how cool it would be to drive this thing on the street, and we applaud the owner for how much effort must have gone into sourcing the parts and building the car correctly, let alone having the guts to build it in the first place. You can view all the details of this very exact C6R replica in the high-res gallery below.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks nice. Does anyone know what exhaust that car is using?
      • 6 Years Ago
      OK so the "paint it like the race car" thing is a little cheesey, but for what it is it's extremely well executed. Also, if you get rid of the graphics, side markers, and ri-DIC-ulous spoiler, the body kit and rims look pretty sweet.

      P.S. You could paint Barney the purple dinosaur on it and it wouldn't look as dorky as those jacked up trucks in picture #7.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if you get rid of the graphics, side markers, and ri-DIC-ulous spoiler, the body kit and rims look pretty sweet.

        Then you have a bone STOCK Z06... the owner wanted to capture the look of the ALMS spec C6R.

        Go to a motorsports site & look at photos of the C6R. A street car could not run on the street with ALMS GT1 aero & ride height. The guy modified the front spliter. There is also no SPOILER on this car... its a copy of the C6R's rear WING.

        If you want to pi$$ on the theme, you have every right... just know what you are criticizing. I know you said it was "well executed" but then you dismissed 3/4ers of the mods... a bit of a backhanded compliment IMO.
        • 6 Years Ago
        OK then. It's dorky. As it would be if someone made a Michael Waltrip Toyota Camry or a John Force Mustang.

        I will not pi$$ or $hit or even $lobber on any theme. I didn't think "well executed" was in$ulting. Especially for something as dorky as this wa$te of time and $.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that a private owner or one of the GM Works marketing cars? There IS a car or two that runs, is outfitted JUST like the race cars, but is used for marketing appearances.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Love it. After all of that I'm sure putting a Katech 427 in it wouldn't be that hard, if he hasn't already.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "We can't imagine how cool it would be to drive this thing on the street"

      Or you look like a total dork.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. If there are no performance modifications, it is essentially a riced out Corvette.

        Still kind of cool, I guess.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I d rather put that money under the hood, but I guess some people are more into appearances.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I dunno - I think that with it already being a real Z06, there's quite a bit under the hood, already.

        Personally, I like that my C6Z is a little more low-profile, but I can see where ALMS fans would like something like this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        this guy is a fellow member on the corvette forum. it most definitely is not all show. He has just as impressive an array of performance mods too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its still registered in CA and my renewel is coming up... should I be scared that you superceded CA DMV and decided to cyber cancel it? haha
      • 6 Years Ago
      I definitely liked the 07 paint scheme better....
        • 6 Years Ago
        07 paint scheme? An all yellow C6R can't be called a paint scheme... more like MONOCHROMATIC!!!

        I do agree the 08 scheme is too cheesy & the Compuware corporate logo was also updated (badly).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hi All! I am the owner of the listed car and im going to try and clear some things up...

      The car was built to look like a Corvette C6R. If you dont know what that is, look it up. The original concept was of the 2007 scheme which I brought out to the 07 SEMA Show. I decided to update to the 2008 scheme since its much better in my own opinion. I also switched to the #3 car since I like Ron and Johnny better.

      A ton of exterior mods were done. All are nearly identical to the real C6R.

      All the graphics are authentic and were provided by the race team. The only graphic not original is the Vortech logo. This is because they sponsored me into the show and nearly gave me the blower. The sticker was the least I could do for them saving me thousands and quelling the masses who like to whine the "all show no go" jabber :)

      • 6 Years Ago
      Louvers in fender are nearly imposible to do... I tried Pratt&Miller but they wont give up their stuff for the C6RS. I decided to leave it the way it is unless I can do it right.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All that effort, but he forgets the louvers in the front fender? Not to mention, when did Vortech become a sponsor?

      Good effort, but he missed a few details.
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