• May 21, 2009
Karvajal Designs ZX-1 - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Karvajal Designs has been displaying its Chevrolet Corvette-altering wares for some time, and it's finally giving up the details on its line of C6 exterior and engine modifications. The ZX-1 Stage One package includes a completely redesigned body kit that widens the 'Vette's haunches to 80-inches (with all the requisite ducting and panels), along with front and rear LEDs, custom exhaust, rear diffuser and 18-inch HRE aluminum wheels.

In addition to the other ZX-1 bling (aluminum sill plates, floor mats, flat-bottom steering wheel, alcantra swathed race seats, etc.), a performance package is available that includes Baer brakes, a Pfaft coil-over suspension, anti-roll bars, full under-body aero package and – most importantly – a Magnuson supercharger tuned to produce over 600 horsepower. If that isn't enough, all of the exterior bits can be had in carbon fiber and coated in a hue of your choosing. For all the details, head over to Karvajal's website or the eBay listing for the very first of ZX-1.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know about the rest of you guys; I think the woman is pretty hot. Forget the car, but gimme a cougar MILF anyday. Hey, don't knock 'older' women until you try 'em.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Disgusting. They ruined a beautiful Vette.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That lady's body language is telling me that she is very uncomfortable in that dress. The ZX-1's body language is telling me it wants to be a Ferrari.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Shall you ever come across a girl who is a model and never smiles in ANY of her pictures (modeling ones or not)! Run! Run like hell! They are crazy gold-diggers. If you stick around, baaaad things will happen, which will cost a lot of money. Brrrrrr just gives me chills thinking about it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        this chick is a Streetwalker. (gives peoples eyebrow)
        • 5 Years Ago
        damn dislexia...not a ZR-1 but a ZX-1...no wonder she is so disappointed. She probably thought she was getting to show off the beast and instead got this thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That model needs to crack a smile. It almost looks like she has to poop...You're leaning against a ZR-1 lady, most of us would kill to see one let alone touch it!

        As for the ZR-1, that kit definitely has a few similarities with the old 550M.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some of the curves are nice (both car & girl) but mostly it's cheesy (car, not girl) and a bit boring (car & girl). A more subtle touch (car) and a smile (girl) and this could have been worlds better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Pointless, ugly, and a waste of money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow.

      A bit of constructive criticism.... I wonder if the front and rear aprons are available without the hood or fenders... The hood is 'meh', and the sides are too simplistic. The ZR1 fenders look FAR better, and I am sure there are probably others that are better, as well.

      The front end:
      I want to like it. I like the peak of the bumper-cover, and the solid center, with side intakes. But the design and shape of the intakes looks a bit amateur, compared to the rest of the bumper cover.

      It looks like they took a nice solid, smooth, curved shape, and cut cardboard boxes to make the molds for the intakes, and hacked those into the bumper cover mold. The edges and lines of the intakes are very square edged, with very FLAT lines, when the bumper cover as a whole is curved.

      You can tell that the LED strips, which are kind of stuck in the middle, without being attached to a body-line, like say being molded into the top of more graciously shaped intakes, or something smoother than just a cut-in line.

      But you can tell the LED line follows the character line that defines the curve of the bumper cover, into the fenders... the LEDs aren't ON that line, but they are parallel to it, as are the headlight units...

      But then the intakes are NOT parallel and tied to that same line, they are more square edged, and more knife-straight than the curved line of the bumper. The lower edge of the intakes are too hard and harsh in the same way.

      The grilles in the intakes should have been blacked out, and covered both segments, and not covered the fog lights. grilles over the top of lights looks very amateur to me, as someone didn't have the motivation to finish the job properly, and un-cover the light fixtures. We aren't talking about brush guards on landie discoveries in sub-saharan africa. You don't need wire mesh over the light fixtures.

      I do like the two side intake theme, but it could have been executed MUCH better in detail and still been very close to this design.

      The back, similarly, interesting in theme, but the details are a let down.

      The full width tail lights are interesting. I like the idea. I think the LED arrangement could have been more dramatic under the dark cover.

      The license plate pocket, like the front intakes, is too harshly finished into the bumper cover. Nothing else on the car has such drastically un-radiused lines. if anything the C6 is too softly radiused in stock form, but breaking up a design that doesn't have harsh lines by adding a few of them, makes them look mis-fitting, and out of place.

      The giant corvette badge is a bit ostentatious, as well. Why would you so prominently display the name of a car, when you are changing the design of that car to an alternative design? Usually when people modify and change something, it de-emphasizes it's stock attributes, in favor of design choices of your own.

      I like the idea of LED reverse lights... but not that way. I get the thematic element of the LED lines... but reverse lights are almost more for other drivers, than for the driver of that car's vision assistance. It does both, but as a safety device, it advertises that you are backing up to all the other drivers in that area.

      A little narrow-angle strip of white LEDs near the bottom of the car is going to be a hard advertisement for other drivers to see, and the vette's rear end is high enough, that without a rear view camera, I doubt illuminating the ground just aft of the tail pipes is going to make any difference to the driver of that car, either.

      Again, the fenders, why bother, stock GM look better. Shark gills like C3 would look better. The front and back could have been fantastic, if some surface and line development were more carefully done.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Got cliff notes?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. I think the stock Corvette (not even the Z06 or ZR1) looks better. You normally can't go wrong with a red 'vette but in this case, you can.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Have you ever wanted to take a beautiful, brand new C6 Corvette, and make it look a kit-car???

      Well, just hand it over to the set/costume designers who were fired from both Star Wars and Tron for poor work ethic and lighting concept difficulties (aka Karvajal)!!!

      You'll get this, home-made, Joe-Schmoe's garage quality exterior!!!

      Hey....how about a photo shoot for you're new ride??? They'll take care of that too. They'll handle everything right down to the very last detail. Especially, hiring models that look like they'd rather be anywhere but the actually photo shoot, and could care less.

      AWESOME!!!

      (The only acceptable part of this car, is the interior and the HRE Wheels)
      • 5 Years Ago
      that chick ruins the pics and she looks like she'd rather be getting it up the butt then be on that car. jeez.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Frakin' hideous.

      (the car, not the girl)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed.

        I kept wondering... "over 600HP" is not that impressive when the stock ZR-1 does 650HP. But then I realized these are upgrades for the regular 'Vette.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Bloody hideous.

        (the girl, not the car)

        The car is ok I guess, but who ever told this lady she can be a model is laughing it up somewhere, she's nasty, face and body. I'll give her the eyes (color), but that's it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never seen a Cougar on a Vette before...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "It'll be another hundred bucks if you want me to pose with the car. You're not a cop, are you?"
        • 5 Years Ago
        LMAO!!! I'm over here cryin'!!!
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