• Aug 4, 2009

SV Motor Company 9 Competizione - Click above for high-res image gallery

Italian style and American power -- it's a match made in heaven. The Iso Grifo of the '60s and '70s was birthed from this blissful union, along with more recent collaborations including the Giugiaro Mustang and Bertone Mantide. Upstart San Francisco coachbuilder SV Motor Company believes in the formula and and has officially released details of its upcoming 9 Competizione sports car. We previously reported on the car last month, but this is our first look at the Real McCoy. Based on a Chevrolet Corvette C6 and utilizing the LS3 powertrain, the 9 Competizione features Italian-designed carbon fiber bodywork that lowers the curb weight to just 3085 lbs. Performance figures are scarce, but SV claims the car can pull 1.03g and brake from 60-0 mph in 107 ft.

In typical coachbuilt style, the 9 Competizione offers a wide range of personalized options including 25 exterior color choices, multiple wheel options, and several interior colors and materials to choose from. Customers can even pick five different brake caliper finishes. SV has boldly capped production at 1,000 units, and while pricing has not been announced, the company claims the 9 C will cost no more than $100,000. More details can be found in the press release after the jump, and the very first photos of the car can be found in the high-res gallery below.




[Source: SV Motor Company]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like those wheels, wonder if they just sell them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not feeling this car. Honestly, it is pretty damn ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wrong color to begin with
      • 5 Years Ago
      There are much worse coach vehicles out there, but aside from better materials on the interior why would you buy this vehicle over a production Corvette (or other vehicle)? Not that anyone cares, but there is a serious lack of rearward vision with the rear end sticking up so high.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do most of these designs put all of their effort in the sides and front, then put the generic rear on? Seriously, people like looking at a car's rear too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's Vegas style, not Italian style. The Corvette has enough heritage, thank you. It doesn't need to borrow any from any other manufacturer. A really good expensive way to ruin a Corvette. Kill it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is just not good. I am sure that folks at Bowling Green may be flattered, but this is such an enormous waste of effort and resources that could have been used for something else. There are more than 40 years of heritage in the Corvette's design and you cannot hide it no matter what! You would have to completely change just about everything in order to pass it as something else, i.e. Bertone Mantide. Callaways, I think, are the only good looking alterations of the Vette and are not at all denying it - still muscle, still American.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can see the corvette in the interior and in some other aspects of this car... not a bad thing

      though I wish the interior was a bit different
        • 5 Years Ago
        I disagree. Recognizing the Corvette interior is NOT a good thing-- it's arguably the worst aspect of Chevy's supercar. Covering the stock pieces in leather and wood helps somewhat, but it still shows the dull stock design.

        Overall, though, nice job. Despite the Corvette's excellent performance, I'm not interested due to the styling (inside and out) and the old-man image. The 9 Competizione, however, is fairly appealing. The grille isn't the prettiest, but it's elegant in a Maserati sort of way, and that color looks good on the car. I love the simple round taillights.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like to see coachbuilders do their thing to Corvettes and whatnot, but with all the effort spent on the exterior, one would think they would redesign the center dash, too. I never liked anything about the C6 dash, from the nav system to the air vents to the A/C controls, the shifter, or the e-brake. They don't even put on a new steering wheel. Do they have to retain some of these things, or is it their choice? How hard could it be to change the layout of the A/C controls and rewire a new custom fascia on?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gack! It wants to be a Maserati in the front and an Alfa in the back and it is what it is in between.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car should be transparent.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uhhh what an ugly car. Between 8c and a Vette. Who would spend money on this crab??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, other than the nose, rear, rear window (C-pillar) and wheels, that's a gorgeous car.

      e.g. I like the interior, everything else is dorky to me.
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