Specter Delivers First Blown C6 GTR
Michigan tuner Specter Werkes/Sports recently delivered GTR No. 4, the first supercharged Chevy Corvette C6 GTR, to new owners Jim and Connie Powell-just in time for the couple to enjoy it on the Woodward Dream Cruise.
"Jim and Connie are very passionate about the automotive culture. [Since they're] lifelong Corvette enthusiasts and own other show-worthy Vettes, taking delivery of GTR No. 4 for the Dream Cruise made sense," said Jeff Nowicki, president of Specter Werkes/Sports.
The Velocity Yellow GTR boasts a supercharged LS3 delivering 520 horsepower to the custom HRE wheels. The interior is appointed with Spinneybeck Italian leather and Auto Meter A-pillar gauges to monitor the blown engine's operating parameters. Featuring dramatic bodywork and carbon-fiber details, the GTR is said to blend 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 the ZR1. For more information, visit www.spectergtr.com.
Ed Cole '67 Brings Big Bucks In Monterey
A '67 Corvette L89 special-ordered by former GM General Manager Ed Cole sold for $205,000 when it crossed the block at Mecum's first Monterey (California) Auction on August 15. The price was the highest paid out of the nearly 20 Corvettes that were sold at the event. Equipped with an L71 Tri-Power 427 and L89 aluminum heads, the Vette boasts more than 475 hp and is 1 of only 16 such cars manufactured in 1967. For more details, visit www.mecum.com.
Corsa Show Raises Money For Charity
More than 225 Corvettes were entered in this year's Corvettes @ Corsa Car Show, which raised almost $2,000 for the Berea, Ohio, Children's Home and Family Services. The annual event is held at Corsa Performance Exhaust's headquarters in Berea and features a facility tour, discounted exhaust systems, a DJ, food vendors, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Next year's show is scheduled for July 25. Point your browser to www.corsaperformance.com for updates.
Corvettes At Carlisle Celebrates 27th Year
Corvettes at Carlisle raced back to the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds for a 27th year over the weekend of August 28-30. The theme for this year's event was a race reunion. More than 3,000 Corvettes and tens of thousands of visitors attended the show.
In addition to special guests, unveilings, and giveaways, this year's show featured Chip's Choice, highlighting Corvettes of Le Mans; a Corvette Challenge Car display; a '59 Corvette Reunion; an autocross; the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation silent auction; an installation alley on the manufacturers' midway; a Corvette parade; and much more.