UgurSahinDesign Corvette Z03 – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're big fans of Ugur Sahin, who in the past has penned a modern interpretation of the Ferrari Dino that made our knees weak. Last year he unveiled renderings for a reinterpretation of the C6 Corvette called the Z03. Being used to seeing his designs remain on-paper fantasies, we were pleasantly surprised this morning to learn that his firm, UgurSahinDesign, has partnered with well known tuner Mallett Cars to bring the Z03 to life.



Since we last saw it, the Z03 has undergone further styling revisions, and we say for the better. They tell us all the tweaks were made to increase engine cooling and improve downforce, while the new headlights were redesigned to better accompany the car's Z06-like see-through hood. That new powerdome provides some extra clearance for what Ugur Sahin and Mallett have planned for the Z03 powerplants. The base engine will be a supercharged version of GM's LS7 V8 producing 700 hp. For those interested in the ultimate of bespoke Vette conversions, however, there's an optional engine upgrade featuring twin turbos and an expected output of 999 hp.

Just to convert your C6 into the Ugur Sahin design with carbon fiber bodywork will set you back $69,000, not including the price of the donor car. The engine upgrades will run $32,700 for the 700-hp, supercharged version and $35,795 for the 999-hp, twin-turbo version. At only a couple thou more than the supercharged engine, the 999-hp option seems like a steal. That is, until you tally the total cost and realize you've just spent six figures creating a super Corvette that still has the same interior.

Be sure to inspect every inch of Ugur Sahin's new Z03 design in our high-res image gallery below and peruse more detailed tech specs after the jump.


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PRESS RELEASE

UgurSahinDesign Mallett Z03

"Since the first press release early 2008 Ugur Sahin and his team have been involved in a lot of preparations to take the Z03 concept from art to parts.

Several exterior design adjustments have been made for optimal engine cooling and improved downforce. The headlight units have been shaped into a more aggressive, yet distinctive design to fit the shape of the new powerdome hood.

For fabrication and engine tuning of the limited Corvette series Ugur Sahin Design has teamed up with Mallett Cars from Berea, Ohio.
Mallett Cars has a long history with racing Corvettes and the Mallett brothers have tuned and upgraded hundreds of Corvettes over the years.

Now that Ugur Sahin Design and Mallett Cars have set their minds on the Corvette C6, they are aiming to push the bar even higher for the American performance car enthusiasts.

Proof of this statement is that Mallett Cars has developed a full 24000 mile/ two year guaranteed 999 hp Twin Turbo engine upgrade, which makes the Mallett Z03 the most powerful Corvette series ever produced. Every body part will be precision engineered by the state of the art engineering equipments to ensure the maximum build quality.

Pricing of the conversion of your Corvette C6 or Z06 into a USD Mallett Z03 is set at $ 69.000 for the full bodywork conversion including reference class paintwork.
Pricing does not include cost of the donor vehicle, which will be supplied by the customer.

The Mallett Z03 will be available with two optional performance packages based on the GM's LS7 engines, a 700 hp supercharged conversion and a 999 hp twin turbo conversion.


Mallett Z03 700 hp Dead Blow Hammer Conversion $ 32,700.00

Technical specifications:
Vortech Supercharger Kit w/ Mallett Modifications
Custom Designed Fuel System Upgrade
Custom Ported LS7 Heads, Flow Matched & CC Matched
Custom Ported / Polished 90mm Throttle Body
Custom Mallett Billet Monster Camshaft
Custom Crower Valve Springs
Custom Crower Titanium Valve Spring Retainers
Cometic Headgaskets
Manley 4340 Chrome-moly Push-rods
2618 Alloy LS Series Pistons & Rings
K1 Technologies Forged Connecting Rods
Clevite 77 Coated Engine Bearings
Professionally Balanced Rotating Assembly Service
Kooks Headers, Cats & X-Pipe
Corsa Touring Muffler System
Mallett Body Graphics & Seat Embroidery
Mallett Custom Shifter
Custom Number Plaque
Custom ECM Calibration With Dyno Tune4.0 C6 ZO6 Corvette 700hpn


Mallett Z03 999 hp APS Twin Turbo Hammer Conversion $ 35,795.00

Technical specifications:
APS Twin Turbo Hammer Conversion
Custom Designed Fuel System Upgrade
Custom Ported LS7 Heads, Flow Matched & CC Matched
Custom Ported / Polished 90mm Throttle Body
Custom Mallett Billet Monster Camshaft
Custom Crower Valve Springs
Custom Crower Titanium Valve Spring Retainers
Cometic Headgaskets
Manley 4340 Chrome-moly Push-rods
2618 Alloy LS Series Pistons & Rings
K1 Technologies Forged Connecting Rods
Clevite 77 Coated Engine Bearings
Professionally Balanced Rotating Assembly Service
Mallett Body Graphics & Seat Embroidery
Mallett Custom Shifter
Custom Number Plaque
Custom ECM Calibration With Dyno Tune