: Update: SS Supercharged Vette



Blackout
10-17-06, 03:46 PM
It's been a long time since we could dig into the bank account to score some mighty cool Corvette spy photos for you guys. So, we'll take bragging rights and yell loudly, "seen here first on DigitalCorvettes.com!".

We'll call them "round-1" because you know we'll chase this pup all the way to production.

DC TALKS WITH CHRIS DOANE, PHOTOGRAPHER:

How'd you manage to snap the photos and what the hell is that thing?

"These pics almost didn't happen. I'd been seeing one or two regular C6 Vettes with MFT plates around lately, so when I saw a black one coming towards me on the other side of the highway, I didn't think much of it. Then I saw the side vents in front of the rear tires and thought "oh just a Z06." Then I saw the huge bulge in the hood and almost crashed my car. Well...not really but I was overcome with the sudden urge to jump the median.

After legally turning around, I started after the test car only to find out the obvious. This thing is fast. Im not sure if/when the engineer driving the car realized I was following him, or if he was just enjoying all the power at his disposal (who could blame him), but it took 15-20 mins to get ahead of him and get into a position to photograph the car.

Now this may sound a little odd, but the thing I remember most when the car was passing my shooting position was a big sucking sound. As in, the motor's supercharger sucking in huge amounts of air. The engineer did put the hammer down when he saw me, but I wouldn't say he was at WOT. Needless to say the exhaust note is unholy."



http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/corvette-photos/data/703/digitalcorvettes-corvette-supervette-spy-photo-1.jpg

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/corvette-photos/data/703/digitalcorvettes-corvette-supervette-spy-photo-2.jpg

gary88
10-17-06, 03:51 PM
:jerkit::jerkit::jerkit:

And I thought the regular Z06 was insane...

This one looks slightly lower too

Florian
10-17-06, 06:58 PM
yummy


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CIWS
10-17-06, 07:00 PM
What's the little red caps covering on each side of the exhaust ? Is that the built in James Bond oil slick for the M5 chasing you ? :D

AlBundy
10-17-06, 07:42 PM
Gorgeousl.

chuckdobbins
10-17-06, 09:25 PM
:worship:

Adam
10-17-06, 09:39 PM
:yeah: wonder how much hp?

CIWS
10-17-06, 09:43 PM
:yeah: wonder how much hp?


They've been rumoring 650hp with the Supercharger.

Adam
10-17-06, 09:47 PM
rear wheel or fly wheel? probably fly but who knows. is that the all carbon body/brakes?

CIWS
10-17-06, 09:49 PM
I'm sure it's a fwhp rating since that's how most makers rate their vehicles. :)

Adam
10-17-06, 09:51 PM
that is what i figured. a doctor i work with has been telling me about them. didnt know what exactly was under the hood but had heard rumors of a blown LS7 or possibly an LS9 (i think?). all carbon body/brakes and a plastic like material for the glass (like what is on his Ultima something nor other). weighing in at 100k+.

Adam
10-17-06, 09:59 PM
he has one of these Ultima GTR's:

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/gtr/gtr.jpg

has a Chevy crate motor... 592 i think? 585 horsepower iirc.

Florian
10-17-06, 10:11 PM
LS9 = blown 6.2 litre (from Digital Corvettes)



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P-Funk
10-18-06, 08:35 AM
:eek:
I like! :thumbsup:

dp102288
10-18-06, 09:53 AM
Holly s**tballs. Looks so scary. I am speechless.

RobertCTS
10-18-06, 10:05 AM
Hubba Hubba, ding ding..that baby has everything!!!:bouncy: :thumbsup:

dp102288
10-19-06, 08:22 AM
I just noticed, what are the red caps in the back for?? Does it come with built it guns to shoot at ricers who are tailgating you??