Modern Corvette chassis to provide base for custom classic 'Vette
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.
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.
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!