While many believe that German automakers are only good at designing impressive luxury or sport sedans, Endora-Cars Germany is out to prove that this is indeed not the case with their new SC-1. The Endora SC-1 is a based on the Chevrolet Corvette and combines the classic design of the sixties and early seventies with modern technology. It is defined by dynamically flowing body lines, a sporty sketched silhouette with a distinctive swing, and, of course, impressive performance numbers.

The SC-1 will be offered in three different versions, all of them with V8 engines ranging from 437 to 647 HP. The engines will be combined with a six-speed-manual gearbox, electronic traction control, and an Active Handling-system. Take a glance at the rear of the car and you will notice it has no exhaust system, and that’s because the burned gasoline will be removed by sidepipes that end directly before the rear wheel openings.

UPDATE 08/08/11: A fresh pair of photos of the Endora SC-1 was recently released, showing the styling changes made on the car from the previous version we saw sometime ago. Check ’em out in the gallery!

Hit the jump to read more about the Endora SC-1.

  • 2012 Endora SC-1
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    supercharged V8
  • Transmission:
    six-speed-manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    647
  • Torque @ RPM:
    604
  • Displacement:
    6200 L
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior and Interior

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The SC-1 features a long engine hood holding high-intensity-discharge headlamps and LED-fog lights, an upward designed belt line including a dynamically shaped swing, and a flowing rear end with extremely horizontally positioned back window. At the rear, it gets two LED-taillights, optically accentuated through the black body part on which they were positioned. It will sit on 19 inch alloy wheels in the front and 20 inch rims in the back.

Engine

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Customers will have to choose between three different models. The base model is powered by a 6.2 Liter aluminum-V8 engine that delivers 437 hp and 424 lb-ft. The next one is a 7.0 liter V8 engine with 512 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque and the top version will be offered with a supercharged version of the 6.2 Liter V8 that will deliver an impressive 647 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque to the rear axle. The engines will be offered with a six-speed-manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic will be optional for the smallest V8.

The suspension of the SC-1 consists of cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf springs, and monotube shock absorbers on all four ends. An electronic traction control is standard as is the Active Handling-system that monitors the
driving dynamics.

Prices

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Endora-Cars has yet to reveal pricing for the SC-1, but expect full details on pricing and availability to be released in the coming months.

Competition

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There are plenty of sports cars out there that may be a bit threatened by the SC-1, such as the Audi R8 and the Ferrari 458 Italia.

We may not have performance numbers for the SC-1 just yet, but the engine output surely looks promising. By comparison, the Audi R8 delivers 420 HP in its V8 version and the Ferrari 458 Italia pumps out 570 HP out of its 4.5 Liter V8. Theby their designs are obviously much crisper and better looking than the SC-1, but judging by the numbers, it looks promising.

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12 comments:

  (306) posted on 11.23.2011

At first, it looks like the innovative vehicle of Mazda! Anyway, I love the sharpness of this Endora and it the classy but a sporty appearance of it. I’m also impressed with its powerful engine.

  (446) posted on 10.7.2011

Once again very distinct and impressive luxury sports car. This classy and modern technology idea, turned into a more dynamic result for the Endora SC1

  (384) posted on 08.24.2011

It is a good idea to offer three different models with three different engines, but it is much better if those engines will offer a powerful performance. Speaking of the design, I want to see a more impressive edge.

  (317) posted on 08.1.2011

I’m not that familiar with Endora cars but base on the article, I can say that it has an impressive output. The aerodynamic features will make the car weight light thus creating a fast run.

  (197) posted on 07.29.2011

Its kind of ambitious for the part of this car manufacturer to compete against the Ferrari Italia and Audi R8. Although the car has an impressive performance I still doubt its reliability.

  (526) posted on 07.29.2011

I’m not really familiar on this car brand but I would say that its styling is not that impressive. The speed performance is great but I would love to see a modification on its exterior

  (507) posted on 05.25.2011

Well, let’s see if this one would indeed be able to live up from all the hype that they given it. But from my initial assessment, the Endora does have a lot of potential.

  (528) posted on 05.24.2011

Hmm, from the looks of it, this one is really pretty in its own right. I like how they used the curves on this one to make the car’s look very flowing.

  (474) posted on 05.23.2011

Hmm, I wonder if this one would actually be able to compete with the current muscle car lineups available. From the looks of it, it would still need to get over a few things.

  (728) posted on 05.23.2011

Hmm, it does look good. It kinda reminds me of those muscle cars. Maybe that’s the look that they are trying to emulate here. But I do like the the curvy feel of the whole car.

  (458) posted on 05.23.2011

Yes, you are right. And I don’t get why does Endora choose to built a sportscar
rather than a muscle car since it was based from the Chevy Corvette. I guess, it would be hard
for this car to stand out between the tough competition in the market.

  (808) posted on 05.23.2011

hmm. I don’t want to think that Endora is being too ambitious for their production.
Well, its hard to compete against the most powerful cars in the industry right now like the Audi R8 and 458 Italia.

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