Sam Philip29 October 2009

The full Werkes

SEMA, the world’s biggest tuning show, kicks off next week. Will we see a cooler Corvette than Specter’s C6 GTR?

Specter’s C6 GTR

The SEMA show kicks off next week in Las Vegas. The world's biggest tuning show, it'll be packed to the brim with hotted-up, bodykitted, modified metal - including, as always, many many Corvette-based creations.

There shall not - we predict - be many Corvette-based creations at SEMA scarier than this, the C6 GTR from the intriguingly named Michigan-based tuning firm Specter Werkes (don't you just hate it when just keep picking ‘E's out of the Scrabble bag?).

Visually, the C6 GTR looks spookily like the bastard offspring of a Z06 and a Mitsubishi FQ-400, and it boasts the sort of performance you'd expect from such a devilish progeny.

Corvette's 7.0-litre ‘LS7' V8 has been stoked up to a mighty 800bhp, all channelling to the road through those carbon fibre rear wheels.  

Specter Werkes is yet to release performance figures, but we reckon the GTR (original choice of name by the way, guys) could show the supercharged Corvette ZR1 a clean pair of hilariously oversized exhausts in a straight line.

Speaking of exhausts, do the GTR's pipes remind you just a little bit of Darth Vader's chin? No? Just us? 

Now watch Clarkson thrash the Z06 back in 2006:

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