Corvette Sting Ray Returns

Retro style
Retro style
A new project from California custom shop n2a Motors promises to mate the 21st century dynamics of the C6 Corvette chassis with the retro-styling of the classic 1960s Sting Rays.

Their new Stinger model will have a carbon composite body featuring design cues from various iterations of the 2nd generation Corvette. n2a says the sharky front end and hood scoop is styled after 1967 cars, the swoopy mid-ships section is from 1965, while the iconic vertically split rear window comes straight out of 1963.

Modern performance
Modern performance
The Stinger project has advanced to the final styling buck stage, and the first three cars will shortly be under construction with ZR-1 underpinnings, including the 638bhp LS9 V8 engine.

Apparently the rebodying process takes n2a’s craftsmen around 800 hours before the re-trim starts. All Stingers will have bespoke interiors, with re-contoured leather seats, leather dash and interior panels and wool carpets. The wheels and exhaust will be custom made, but otherwise the running gear will be stock C9, thus ensuring GM’s 100,000 mile warranty remains intact.

Plastic body?
Plastic body?
The first three ZR-1 based cars should be pretty special – n2a reckons Stingers built on this platform will clock just 3.4secs on the 0-60mph sprint, and top 205mph flat-out.

The company is accepting orders now, and expects the first Stingers to roll off the line in October. Prices are dependent on specification, and as we can’t afford it we haven’t asked!

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  • 5 USA 30 Mar 2009

    thirsty said:
    That is a really cool looking car. Gotta link with more info?
    Best I can tell you is that particular car is based on a C5 chassis though I believe there's also a C6 option.
    More pix and details on the links below. I think they're converted by an oufit called crcoachworks,

  • thirsty 30 Mar 2009

    5 USA said:
    If you like the idea of old Vette looks on modern Vette chassis you can already buy one of these

    Edited by 5 USA on Friday 27th March 13:01
    That is a really cool looking car. Gotta link with more info?

  • FC3SCorey 28 Mar 2009

    The removal of the headlights would make the car look like the original.

    Asides from that minor flaw, looks gorgeous. Would like to see a GS version smile

    Edited by FC3SCorey on Saturday 28th March 00:35

  • ROCKY VIAZZANI 27 Mar 2009

    Gimme a ZR3. Anyone seen the mock up designs?

    This one is raw though!

  • Balmoral Green 27 Mar 2009

    MSTRBKR said:
    ApexJimi said:
    Anyone else seeing Ferrari 575M / 599 ?
    Yeah. I was about to post this.
    "Gee Ethel, why'd they build the medieval castle so close to the airport?"

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