BADASS: Specter Werkes C6 GTR coming to SEMA

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2009

Specter Werkes/Sports’ Corvette GTR is characterized by an exterior color in BASF Pearl Blue and its carbon fiber HRE CF40 wheels. The GTR will make its official debut during the annual SEMA Show to be held in Las Vegas on November 3. It will be displayed as a HRE feature vehicle outside the Convention Centers Central Hall in Las Vegas.

The GTR is founded on the Corvette Z06 and its Lingenfelter twin-turbo system that embodies the partnership of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Specter Werkes. Powering the GTR is the 7.0-liter LS7 engine that can deliver 800 horsepower.

According to Specter Werkes/Sports president Jeff Nowicki, Specter GTRs have long been a fixture at SEMA and the company is thrilled that they are able to show its most unique model for this year’s show. Starting with the BASF pearl paint on the exterior, to the HRE carbon wheels, and even the Lingenfelter engine, this GTR is unlike any other and the company expects that this will continue to resonate with the many sports car enthusiasts.

Based on the carbon fiber details and the bodywork, it is clear that it combines performance and luxury with a design that is clearly inspired by racing. The Specter Werkes/Sports GTR package will be made available to all of the C6 Corvette models, which includes the Z06 coupe and ZR1 convertible. Its carbon fiber wheels come in Pearl Blue and along with the other carbon accents, are matched with the matte black rear fascia.

Considered as a first for a GTR is the use of carbon fiber HRE wheels. Each of the wheels has a weight of 22 pounds and come with the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Zero Pressure tires. Other features of this new GTR include the StopTech STR big-brake package which uses six-piston calipers front while it has the four-piston calipers for the rear. It uses Mobil 1 synthetic fluids and the Corsa exhaust system whose exhaust tips have been specifically made for the GTR.

The interior is highlighted with Spinneybeck hand-tipped leather. It also has carbon fiber Matte-finish accents found in the front splitter, the outside mirrors, and headlamp housing, among others. Specter Werkes/Sports is in the business of manufacturing automotive prototype with a fabrication facility located in Troy, Michigan.

The company specializes in modifying the performance of race-proven engines and manufactures specialty accessories for different models like the Cadillac CTS, the C5 Corvette, and C6 Corvette, to name a few.

Press Release

Corvette GTR by Specter Werkes/Sports

The latest Corvette GTR by Specter Werkes/Sports debuts Nov. 3 at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Distinguished by its unique, BASF Pearl Blue exterior color and HRE CF40 carbon fiber wheels, the newest GTR will be on display outside the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Hall, as a feature vehicle for HRE.

Based on the Corvette Z06, this new GTR also represents a collaboration between Specter Werkes and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, with a Lingenfelter twin-turbo system powering the car – and pumping its 7.0-liter LS7 engine to 800 horsepower.

"Specter GTRs have been featured at SEMA for many years and we're excited to debut the most unique example to date at this year's show," said Jeff Nowicki, president of Specter Werkes/Sports. "From the BASF pearl paint and HRE carbon wheels, to the Lingenfelter engine, there's never been a GTR like this one and we think it will resonate with sports car enthusiasts of all stripes."

Featuring dramatic bodywork and carbon fiber details, the GTR blends 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 ZR1. The new, Pearl Blue example's carbon fiber wheels and other carbon accents are complemented by a matte black rear fascia.

The use of HRE carbon fiber wheels is a first on a GTR. They weigh only 22 pounds apiece and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Zero Pressure tires. Additional features on the new GTR include:
StopTech STR big-brake package, featuring six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers
Mobil 1 synthetic fluids
Corsa exhaust system with GTR-specific exhaust tips
Spinneybeck hand-tipped leather interior accents
Matte-finish carbon fiber accents, including the headlamp housing, front splitter, outside mirrors and more
Specter Werkes/Sports is an automotive prototype and fabrication facility based in Troy, Mich. It specializes in race-proven engine performance enhancements and creating specialty accessories for the C5 and C6 Corvette, the Cadillac CTS and more.

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