What you see in the photo above is the new Rossi 66, a new vehicle which is a modern interpretation of the 1966 C2 split window Corvette. If you like what you see, the company is already taking orders for the car.

The new car will be built on the platform of the current C6/Z06/ZR1 Corvette. Right now only a coupe version of the car will be available, but according to the manufacturer, a convertible version is going to be developed in the near future. Also, the manufacturer will offer light weight Rossi forged wheels, big brake kits, custom exhaust system, appointed interior trims and seating along with many other custom accessories designed specifically for this brand.

More details after the jump.

Press release:

We are pleased to introduce to the Corvette enthusiasts of the world, the new Rossi 66. Taking the most graceful lines of the 1966 C2 split window Corvette, we have crafted an entirely new body designed and engineered specifically for the current C6/Z06/ZR1 platform. We believe the result speaks for itself!

The Rossi 66 was entirely designed and engineered digitally and is the culmination of nearly 100 years of combined experience amongst three of the most experienced automotive designer, sculptor, and engineer in the business. Emphasis added...this is NOT a kit car!

The Rossi 66 will be built to order from a new C6, a C6/Z06/ZR1 or a customer supplied C6 donor chassis to be transformed in our own facilities. The initial offering is a three door coupe with a fully functioning convertible to be developed in the near future. Along with those two variants, there will also be various stages of Sport and Competition versions up to and including a GT2 class type for full on-track racing applications.

Rossi 66 based on the 1966 C2 Corvette
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As we all know, the substantial capabilities of the C6 chassis and the vast respective tuning suppliers will allow infinite possibilities for a broad range of customer tastes. Partnership with these existing C6 tuners may be negotiated in the future. Also offered from Rossi will be custom designed one-piece/multi-piece light weight Rossi forged wheels, Rossi big brake kits, Rossi custom exhaust system, Rossi appointed interior trims and seating along with many other custom accessories designed specifically for this brand.

The parent corporation, Blue Fusion, has been a Tier One surfacing supplier for Ford Motor Company for over 15 years and is both ISO9001 and Ford Q1 certified (higher than ISO rating scale). Production tolerances will be of the highest in the automotive industry. This includes Class-A surfacing and the fit and finish will be competitive with the best of modern production releases.

Our debut target is to introduce a full running production vehicle to be displayed at SEMA 2008 (investment capitol dependent). The design is near completion and tooling is set to begin next month in September. Investment opportunities are available so if this of interest to someone you know, please don’t hesitate to spread the news. The Rossi 66 is available for orders as of today!

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2 comments:

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 08.19.2008

You’re right, looks like you should head up Rossi’s PR

Myles_Kornblatt  (1) posted on 08.19.2008

NEWS FLASH!!!
the 1966 Corvette was NOT a split window. The Split window Corvette was manufactured in one year ONLY, 1963. Maybe it’s not too late to change the name. Kind of brings to mind Fords stupid "GT". Because someone else owns the rights to "GT 40" Ford just dropped the 40. But the original name was based on the height of the car, 40". Well the "GT" stands 44". Common sense says name the thing "GT 44". Simple. Get it right people, get it right.

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