Back in 2007, Pratt and Miller Engineering was asked by GM to develop a road-going version of the C6R racecar as a special gift to Jay Leno. Apparently, the company was impressed by the result and a total of seven units were developed in the end. Back then, the Corvette C6RS was priced at $330,000.
If you are interested in owning one of the seven C6RS models ever built, you now have the chance to win serial No. C6RS003 – a unit specially ordered and built for Pratt & Miller’s official race photographer – at auction.
If you are interested, you can bid on this car on eBay. Currently bid is a little under $110k, but we expect to see it jump up pretty quickly as the end of the auction approaches. Hurry up though, as the bidding war ends on May 19th, 2013.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Corvette C6RS.
The C6RS was developed with the C5R and C6R race cars in mind, so it offers several unique features inspired by the racing world. These inspirations include: a carbon-fiber body; a track-oriented suspension; and a ram air induction system with a K&N filter.
The model is powered by a Katech Performance 8.2-liter (500-cubic-inch) all-aluminum small-block V-8 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet torque. The engine is mated to a T-56 six-speed manual transmission.
A Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Supercar will have a new owner once the eBay auction (#151042384280) ends on May 19.
One of only seven produced, and at a cost of over $330,000 with a year’s worth of time to build, this car is only the 2nd completed C6RS to be publicly offered for sale.
In 2007, General Motors (NYSE:GM) approached Pratt and Miller Engineering and asked them to build a special street version of their legendary GT1 class C6R racecar. The car was planned to be presented to Jay Leno.
Pratt & Miller delivered the ultimate race car built as a street legal American supercar for GM, making the C6RS the only factory authorized and sponsored re-build/re-make of their venerable C6 Corvette.
Pratt & Miller is the company that designed, built, supported and raced the Chevrolet Corvette C5R and C6R racing cars for GM since 1998.
The C6RS project was authorized and sponsored by the Chevrolet/Corvette division of General Motors a few years ago and the first of these seven supercars was given to Jay Leno by GM. Of the other six street legal race machines, only four are in private hands since Pratt & Miller retained one and Jim Miller kept the other.
The vehicle listed on eBay, serial number C6RS003, was specially ordered and built for Pratt & Miller’s official race photographer.
This specific C6RS Corvette was built as close as possible to the C5R and C6R race cars that were used by the Corvette Racing Team that earned an amazing five wins at the 24-Hours of Le Mans, the ultimate worldwide racing test along with seven American Le Mans Series GT championships since 2000.
The C6RS is a performance car powered by a 600+ HP Katech Aluminum 8.2 liter small block engine with a T-56 six-speed manual transmission and a light weight carbon fiber body.
The C6RS003 goes several steps beyond its C6RS siblings with several unique features that hold it out to be one of one in existence. Some car aficionados say it is hard to appreciate the car without seeing it in person and experiencing it’s presence and power.
The American made supercar features European interior refinements, race track features and unbelievable performance.
2013 is the 60th Anniversary for the Chevrolet Corvette, the car dubbed “America’s sports car.” This year, numerous auto shows and car races will feature the Corvette Marquis at their events.
This C6RS supercar is a Corvette enthusiasts dream as it promises to be the closest thing to a race car that can be driven comfortably down the road.