EXCLUSIVE: 800HP Lingenfelter Twin Turbo-Powered Specter Werks Corvette GTRS

Take the radically restyled Specter Werks Corvette GTR, chuck an 800 HP Lingenfelter twin-turbo 7.0-liter LS7 under the hood and 22lb carbon fiber HRE wheels underneath and you've got one badass 'Vette set for debut at SEMA.

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The plain-jane Specter Werks Corvette GTR is a pretty sweet ride on it's own, but even with the tuned Z06 mill kicking out 535 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it fell short of the embolism-inducing 638 HP and 604 lb-ft of torque in the ZR1. Quickest way to address that is to talk to Lingenfelter and drop in a twin-turbocharged LS7 with a massive, kidney-crushing 800 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque. Accompanying the go is a healthy dose of whoa, with huge StopTech brakes with six-piston front, four piston rear calipers, riding over some slick HRE CF40 carbon fiber wheels tipping the scales at 22 lbs and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Zero Pressure tires. The black and blue blue finish somehow suits this beast perfectly.

NEWEST CORVETTE GTR FROM SPECTER WERKES/SPORTS DEBUTS AT SEMA WITH HRE CARBON FIBER WHEELS AND LINGENFELTER TWIN-TURBO SYSTEM

TROY, Mich. – 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.

For more information, visit www.spectergtr.com or call 248-583-9559.