• Mar 27, 2009

n2a Motors Stinger Corvette – Click above for high-res gallery

n2a Motors have made quite a name for themselves over the past few years, designing and building unique coachbuilt cars like the 789 and more recently the Anteros. They were kind enough to send us some renderings and clay model photos of their next upcoming project dubbed the "Stinger", which takes styling cues from the '63-'67 Corvettes. Like the aforementioned 789 and Anteros, the Stinger will be based on the C6 Corvette and utilizes its chassis and powertrain. That's where the similarities end, though, as the car receives all new carbon composite body panels, custom interior, wheels and exhaust system. The standard Corvette with its 430-hp V8 is used for the base model, but customers can use a Z06 or a ZR1 as a donor vehicle, as well. n2a is currently taking deposits to reserve a serial number, with production planned to start in October of this year. More details in the press release after the jump.



[Source: n2a Motors]

PRESS RELEASE:

n2a Motors announced today that it is accepting deposits on the Stinger, the latest model in their line of critically-acclaimed coachbuilt automobiles. Slated for January 2010 delivery, the Stinger is inspired by the
2nd generation 1963, '65, and '67 Corvette Sting Rays and is built atop the 2009/2010 C6 Corvette chassis.

The '63-67 Corvettes are among the most revered, iconic, and beautiful cars in automotive history. The Stinger pays homage to the historic 2nd generation Corvette with a sleek, carbon-composite body featuring the front end and hood scoop from the 1967 Corvette, a mid-section reminiscent of a '65 Corvette, and the famous split-window rear end of the '63 Corvette, and has a level of performance and safety that engineers of the era could never have dreamed possible. Utilizing a new Corvette donor car, the Stinger achieves 0-60 in 4.3 seconds with a 430 hp/424 lb.-ft. torque LS3 V8 engine rated at 16 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. Since the chassis and safety equipment remain unmodified, GM's 100,000 mile powertrain warranty remains completely intact and the Stinger can be serviced at any GM dealership.

n2a Motors starts by removing the donor Corvette's body panels and installing the new carbon-composite Stinger body, a process that takes over 800 hours for n2a's coachbuilding craftsmen to complete. The interior is entirely new with re-contoured leather seats, leather dash, wool carpeting, and leather-wrapped interior panels. Wheels and cat-back exhaust are removed and replaced with n2a's custom-made components. The n2a moniker stands for "no two alike," referring to n2a Motors' policy of building unique vehicles for each customer. No two vehicles will be built with identical color combinations, ensuring that each customer receives a unique car customized to his or her tastes.

n2a Motors has reserved serial numbers 001,002, and 003 for ZR1-based Stingers. Featuring the 638-hp LS9 engine, the ZR1 is the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever produced. Stingers built on the ZR1 platform rocket from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 205+ mph. Serial numbers 004-010 are reserved for Z06-based Stingers, which are 505 hp with a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds. n2a Motors is accepting deposits to reserve a serial number and a place in the production order. Production is expected to commence October 1st.

The Stinger is n2a's third model, following the successful 789 and Anteros models that debuted in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Both are built on the C6 Corvette platform and utilize carbon-composite bodies, a carry-over from n2a's background in stealth technology prototyping for military contractors.
About n2a Motors

n2a Motors was founded in 2004 to revive the art of American coachbuilding. The n2a moniker stands for "no two alike," referring to n2a Motors' policy of building unique vehicles for each customer. No two vehicles will be built with identical color combinations. Kanter Concepts, n2a's parent company, produces concept cars for Detroit and foreign automakers and stealth technology prototypes for military contractors.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      SIgn up now to get your Corrari... everything in front of the windscreen is 599/612 looking, the a piller to the b piller is c6 vette, and the ear is 63 vette retro...

      I still think that front end looks like a Ferrari, granted I think it looks alot better then the C6, and I hope the rear window split makes it to the production car.

      My fears are though, how stable will it be at speed, it should be slightly lighter then the c6, but not as aerodynamically clean. I doubt any wind tunnel testing was done on this car, and I see nothing to increase downforce at speed on this car. So how stable will it be at speed? Granted any shelling out the cash for this is not likely to drive it hard.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could live without the hood scoop. I wonder what Larry Shinoda and Bill Mitchell would think of the Stinger?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rear fender bulge looks like it is "sitting" on a shelf. the beltline needs to be softened or stopped back there. the renderings are much better, the foam really shows off that little akward bit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Corvette needs a huge extreme-makeover ASAP.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, NOT a retro make-over. Nothing wrong with NEW concepts. Last I checked it was not 1963 any longer!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's probably not high on GM's priority list at the moment...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't GM get with the program here?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Really cool!

      Not a fan of retro cars, but this is very tastefully done........thumbs up for the artist too, excellent renderings and perspective.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Looks way better than the current C6 Vettes. They look cheap!

        I I forgot it's GM. : P
      • 5 Years Ago
      nice little camel toe on the edge of the rear deck....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not trying to spam or anything, but there are a lot more pictures of the Stinger and its variations on n2a motors' website. They even have some cool renderings of the 'vert Stinger. Nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps this is what that Centenial Corvette concept should've looked like...
      • 5 Years Ago
      As beautiful as the retro design elements are... I'd love to see the rear-end on a production Vette. Unfortunately all those beautiful shapes are not aerodynamic... and in a time when certain car manufacturers disregard aesthetics in favor of wind tunnel shaped ugliness, it would be impossible to achieve the levels of performance and efficiency a modern Vette requires while looking as gorgeous as this one does. But I guess compromises like the C6, Viper, F430 (who are we kidding, it's not as beautiful as the 350 GT, 355, or Testarossa) are more than good enough for me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a CORVETTE Enthusiast, I think the design is right on. I espescially like the
      Split Window and the return to Dual Exhaust; and I believe that Larry Shinoda and Bill Mitchell would of like this C6 version if they were with us today. Why criticize the car before it's been built?
      Frank Pope
      www.vettester.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gee, it seems people like cars that have modern amenities but look like updated versions of the classics. Wow, if anyone at GM's desing team had cracked open an issue of Hot Rod magazine or similar in the last 10 years they might have noticed the phenomenon of enthusiasts spending $150k or more to make this dream happen, and then they might have actually built some of these cars for $30k to sell to the public. Oh wait, the 2007 Camaro is almost here, right, almost forgot....
        • 5 Years Ago
        its not as simple as making a car look old...

        see: ford thunderbird.

        how do you redesign a retro car?

        see: VW New Beetle, Chrysler PT cruiser, Ford Thunderbird, Plymouth Prowler, and to some extent the Ford Mustang

        It may seem like a lot of people really like the idea of a retro car... when you see one in Hot Rod magazine. everyone who reads Hot Rod probably likes.... you know.... Hot Rods. So a retro redesign of a modern car or a hot rod with modern ameneties will probably get rave reviews from the few thousand people who read Hot Rod magazine. GM and everyone else has to worry about selling cars to more than just one very specific demographic.

        i hear Morgan makes some cool cars...
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