• Nov 5, 2009
Specter Werkes C6 GTR - Click above for a high-res image gallery

We told you about the Specter Werkes C6 GTR last month, but now we've seen the latest super 'Vette in person and we like what we see. The Corvette tuners from Troy, MI unveiled their original C6 GTR last summer, but here at SEMA, they showed the new-and-improved version. This newest GTR has had its LS3-based engine yanked and is now propelled by an LS7 V8. Not just any LS7 either, mind you, this particular engine is force-fed via a Lingenfelter Performance Engineering twin-turbo setup. The result is a ZR1-shaming 800 hp.

There are a slew of styling changes to go along with the extra oomph, including a body kit that's aggressive without being cartoonish or over-the-top. It has a deep chin spoiler and an elongated tail bracketing more sculpted fenders and sills. Slathered in a flattering Pearl Blue paint and fitted with HRE CF40 carbon fiber wheels, the Specter C6 looks the business. It should stop as good as it goes too, with StopTech brakes front and rear. Hit the jump for the full press release and browse the gallery below for a healthy dose of post-Halloween eye-candy.



Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Specter Werkes]

PRESS RELEASE

The latest Corvette GTR by Specter Werkes/Sports debuts Nov. 3 at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Distinguished by its unique, BASF Pearl Blue exterior color and HRE CF40 carbon fiber wheels, the newest GTR will be on display outside the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Hall, as a feature vehicle for HRE.

Based on the Corvette Z06, this new GTR also represents a collaboration between Specter Werkes and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, with a Lingenfelter twin-turbo system powering the car – and pumping its 7.0-liter LS7 engine to 800 horsepower.

"Specter GTRs have been featured at SEMA for many years and we're excited to debut the most unique example to date at this year's show," said Jeff Nowicki, president of Specter Werkes/Sports. "From the BASF pearl paint and HRE carbon wheels, to the Lingenfelter engine, there's never been a GTR like this one and we think it will resonate with sports car enthusiasts of all stripes."

Featuring dramatic bodywork and carbon fiber details, the GTR blends racing-inspired design cues with uncompromising luxury and performance. The Specter Werkes/Sports GTR package is available on all C6 Corvette models, including the base coupe and convertible, the Z06 and ZR1. The new, Pearl Blue example's carbon fiber wheels and other carbon accents are complemented by a matte black rear fascia.

The use of HRE carbon fiber wheels is a first on a GTR. They weigh only 22 pounds apiece and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Zero Pressure tires. Additional features on the new GTR include:
  • StopTech STR big-brake package, featuring six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers
  • Mobil 1 synthetic fluids
  • Corsa exhaust system with GTR-specific exhaust tips
  • Spinneybeck hand-tipped leather interior accents
  • Matte-finish carbon fiber accents, including the headlamp housing, front splitter, outside mirrors and more
Specter Werkes/Sports is an automotive prototype and fabrication facility based in Troy, Mich. It specializes in race-proven engine performance enhancements and creating specialty accessories for the C5 and C6 Corvette, the Cadillac CTS and more.

For more information, visit www.spectergtr.com or call 248-583-9559.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it overall. Supercars are supposed to (or at least accepted to) be a little over the top, and I think this does it pretty well. That color is flat out amazing too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Chevy should have made the ZR1 look something like this. Mean and sinister. A stupid little plastic window to show a plastic cover over the supercharger doesn't cut it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      awful... Needs to be a lot less over the top in my opinion. I would have liked it to be more subtle. They should take tips from Novitec. I love Vettes and own one....and there is no way I would do that to my car even for free. No as performance goes that is a different story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That blue is amazing! I love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's nice
      • 5 Years Ago
      Overall not too shabby. I can't say I'm a fan of the double chin though. And those exhaust tips are just...nasty. I love the rest of the tail end though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice nice.
      Gorgeous and badass car.