• Jun 17, 2010
Rossi SixtySix – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's always refreshing to see a car move from rendering to real life. When we first laid our eyes on the Rossi SixySix, we were immediately smitten with the car's design. It promised to blend the hefty horsepower and handling prowess of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette with legendary looks of the '63-'67 Stingrays. That was nearly two years ago, and we had all but written the SixtySix off as nothing but a sexy piece of vaporware. According to CorvetteBlogger, we were wrong. The company has just finished all of the tooling necessary to bring the vehicle to life, and the first car will get an unveil this weekend at Detroit's EyesOn Design event.

The car has undergone a few changes on the road to reality, namely in the front end. We're not entirely smitten with the new nose design, but the rest of the car has stuck fairly close to the renderings we fell for not so long ago. Under the new bodywork, the drivetrain remains unmolested, and word is that the company can perform the whole conversion, including the cost of a brand-new C6 Corvette, for around $130,000. Yeah, it's good looking, but for that kind of money, one could conceivably lay his hands on a ZR1, or even a very drivable original '63 split-window.



[Source: Rossi via CorvetteBlogger]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The proportions look pretty good to me, and the rear clip is perfect. But the over-bite on the front end is a failure. Concealed headlights from the C-2 would be tough to restyle, and I really dislike the lights on the C-6, but this isn't the right answer, either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not a big Vett fan, but that is pretty damn cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really think people should stop trying to reinvent the styling of Vetts; I have never seen one that actually looks better than what GM started with.

      Also, wasn't the point of them killing off the split window after one year because you could not see out of them?

      Retro is nice, backward is dumb.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nope. Just nope.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is not as bad as that C1 on C5, but still not very good.

      The retro C3 that surfaced 2 years ago is the one that needs to be made. I would even vote for this to be the C7 Vette
      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/24/pics-aplenty-2009-c3r-retro-corvette-stingray/
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like that C3R concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      doing it wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Headlights from Alfa Romeo Brera / 159 :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's what I thought too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Very true....not very original indeed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice, and much better than the C6 transformer...but I vote NO for the split windows...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the BMW 850csi.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ughhhh.... that back end is more '74 Matador Coupe looking than anything else. The front end is a mess!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This execution is so much better than the other concept stingray that has been floating around the intertubes. I actually really like the front end.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nose looks the same in the old renderings as it does here..... its not BAD, but flip up lights would be the bees knees.
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