2011 Chevrolet Corvette Supercharged ZR-59

One of the vehicles to catch our attention at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show was the one-off Supercharged ZR-59, a tuning project mixing the classic 1959 Corvette with design elements and technology from the current Corvette ZR1 . The project - spearheaded by Cal West Customs and Palmers Customs - was developed to give a classic sports car the feel and rumble of a modern day supercar.

The Chevrolet Supercharged ZR-59 took over a year to be created. It started as a chassis with a stock corvette body and then Art Morrison provided a custom chassis for the project which was then covered with a hand-built metal and fiber glass body. The body includes hand-built side and fender moldings shaped from brass and a custom built stainless gas tank. A set of Nutek three-piece forged aluminum rims complete the exterior look. The interior gets a hand-fabricated dash, center console, and gauge cluster. It took tons of planning and concept, but the final product is the slick sports car in these images.

The engine is also a masterpiece with the two developers opting for a Corvette ZR1 LS9 V8 engine producing a total of 750 HP. This engine was combined with a Tremec T56 six-speed transmission, a Corvette C6 front suspension, air ride shockwaves with auto-levelers, and Wilwood 6 piston front and rear brakes. A push button ignition system was also put in for added convenience.


11 comments:

It looks beautiful on that! Corvette Supercharged is a masterpiece! I love the exterior looks of this car and as well as its interior rooms. How much is this car anyway?

A supercharged corvette, great! smiley Anyway, I must say that I love the sporty exterior of this muscled car, and its center console is what really I love the most in this vehicle, it looks very awesome on that!

750 horsepower is truly so awesome for this Corvette, and it really seems fun to drive with on the powertrain! Moreover, I also love the angst on it even though it doesn’t have lots of accessories.

Corvette is really great with its powerful engine! Well, I’m sure that car lovers would truly love to have this one. However, for me, its exterior design is not so striking unlike with the other corvette vehicle.

I notice that its front is too long, which is quite confusing. However, I’m still impressed with this muscled car, and I admit that it already looks so cool and awesome with its graphic design.

I notice that its front is too long, which is quite confusing. However, I’m still impressed with this muscled car, and I admit that it already looks so cool and awesome with its graphic design.

Its engine output is what really the striking feature of this corvette! smiley Anyway, even though it looks so outdated on its platform, I can say that it still looks very attractive at that.

It looks great with its graphic design, and even though it looks very outdated with its platform, I still can say that it is more so appealing about that. Anyway, this one is fun to drive with because of its powerful engine!

The front of this Corvette seems so huge! However, I’m still impressed on this vehicle, and it is really looking very striking on its design. Anyway, the engine output of this one is truly very impressive.

The engine specification of this Corvette is truly impressive on it. This vehicle will surely have a great and remarkable speed performance! Anyway, I’m not so impressed on its exterior detailing.

A supercharged corvette, great! smiley Anyway, I must say that I love the sporty exterior of this muscled car, and its center console is what really I love the most in this vehicle, it looks very awesome on that!

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