Preview: n2a Motors Stinger Corvette

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

It was announced just recently by n2a Motors that it is now receiving pre-order deposits for the Stinger, the most current version in their range of highly-revered coach-built vehicles.

The Stinger, which is set to be delivered by 2010, derives its inspiration from the second generation 1963, 1965, and 1967 Corvette Sting Rays and its chassis comes from the 2009/2010 C6 Corvette. The Corvettes of 1963-1967 are the most legendary and exciting cars in the history of automobiles.

The current Stinger gives honor to the famous second generation Corvette with a smooth, carbon-composite body highlighting the front face and hood air intake from the '67 Corvette, evocative of the mid-section '65 Corvette and the popular split-window rear end of the '63 Corvette and a performance and safety level which at that time seemed impossible.

Stinger, using a Corvette donor, gains a sprint rate of 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds with power output of 430hp and torque rated at 424lb-ft coming from the LS3 V8 unit that comes with 16mpg city and 26mpg highway fuel economy ratings.

Because the chassis and safety features have not been revised, the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty by GM applies and the Stinger can receive service at any GM outlet. Now, n2a Motors proceeded to take off the body panels of the donor Corvette and replaced it with the new carbon-composite Stinger body, a procedure that involves in excess of 800 hours to finish.

The inside is totally new with modified leather seats, leather dash, wool carpeting and interior panels wrapped in leather. The donor Corvette's wheels and cat-back exhaust are also replaced with bespoke components by n2a. The name "n2" stands for"no two alike," and speaks of the firm's policy of building unique cars for each customer (like, no identical color combinations, etc.)

For ZR1-derived Stingers, n2a Motors has already reserved the serial numbers 001, 002, and 003. The ZR1 is the most powerful and quickest Corvette to have ever been made with 638hp LS9 powerplant under the hood. Sitting on top of the ZR1 platform, it can sprint from standstill to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds reaching a maximum speed in excess of 205mph.

The numbers 004-010 are set aside for the Z06-derived Stingers, which come with 505hp and 3.7 sprint rates from 0-60mph. The firm is currently accepting reservation deposits for the serial number and place in the production list. The production of the Stinger will begin on October 1. After the successful 789 and Anteros models that were introduced in 2007 and 2008, correspondingly, the Stinger is na2a's third model.

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