Specter Werkes Launches GTR Upgrades For C6 Corvette, Includes ZR1

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Corvette tuner Specter Werkes has announced its newest model, the GTR. A package of carbon fiber bodywork enhancements, basic engine tuning and wheels and tires, the GTR aims to bring a unique appearance and higher performance levels to any current model Corvette, including the ZR1. The GTR package adds $34,995 to the price of a stock vehicle, further engine upgrades are available for additional cost. The full press release follows the jump. [Via Specter Werkes]



TROY, Mich. - Specter Werkes/Sports announced the all-new, C6-based Corvette GTR - the successor to the limited-edition C5 GTR program that helped forge the company's reputation as a Corvette performance and styling specialist a decade ago.

Retaining the intrinsic character of the Corvette, the GTR enhances its appearance, performance and luxury quotient. It is available on all C6 Corvette models, including the base coupe and convertible, the Z06 and even the forthcoming ZR1.

"The GTR is the Corvette for enthusiasts who want an exclusive, distinctive automobile," said Jeff Nowicki, Specter Werkes/Sports president and founder. "It's an uncompromising combination of great looks and racetrack-capable performance."

Featuring the use of exposed carbon fiber details on the exterior, the GTR package includes:
∑ Unique GTR bodywork, including: front fascia, carbon fiber splitter, extractor hood, front fenders, doors, rocker panels, rear fenders, rear fascia, carbon fiber rear diffuser, Cleartastic paint protection, paint and assembly
∑ Headlamp bezels with exposed carbon fiber appearance
∑ Unique tail lamps and CHMSL
∑ Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Zero PressTires; 335ZR2520 (rear) and 285ZR3019 (front)
∑ Forgeline or HRE wheels; 19-inch in the front and 20-inch in the rear
∑ Carbon fiber fuel rail covers and carbon fiber, low-restriction air box
∑ Hotchkis stablilizer bar kit
∑ GTR-embroidered seats and serial-numbered dash plaque
∑ Stainless steel performance exhaust system
∑ GTR badges
∑ Mobil 1 Synthetic Fluids

The Corvette GTR package carries a base price of $34,995, with a variety of high-performance powertrain options available for additional cost. Production is expected to begin this spring, with each vehicle hand-built, numbered and fully documented for the customer.

The Specter Werkes/Sports GTR was first launched a decade ago and saw the creation of nearly 30 specialized cars that were delivered across the country - including the two most notable GTRs, which were created for Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., in 2001.

Specter Werkes/Sports was founded in 1990 by Nowicki, a Corvette racer and car designer.



Hey look everyone, a Tuner Corvette. Not much gain in performance, questionable styling, over the top pricing, targeted for the affluent race driver wannabe's. (oops, I re-read the press release, and this company supplied cars to Dale Earnhardt Sr, and Jr..... you know, I'll stand by my comment). Do you think that the people who create these things would actually create works of art, rather than rolling catastrophes.