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2009 Ugur Sahin Design Corvette Z03 Concept

21.02.08 02:29

( WCF ) - Any time a hot car hits the streets, it's only a matter of time before creative designers and engineers follow up with hotter versions, and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is no exception. Callaway is the usual suspect when it comes to hot-rodded Vettes, but a Netherlands-based company called Ugur Sahin Design is responsible for this massaged Z06.

To be specific, the Corvette Z03 Concept isn't so much a modified Corvette as a 'Vette-based supercar. Every body panel has been redesigned in carbon-fiber, and a range of engine upgrades will be offered when the Z03 goes into limited production later this year. 100 examples are planned to be built, and customers will be able to select custom paint and interior treatments in addition to the existing modifications.

The concept's radically re-penned lines give the Z03 Concept a silhouette that shows some Italian influence while retaining the Corvette's strong heritage, especially at the rear. According to Supercars.net, the carbon-fiber body reduces weight by about 100 pounds, and the turbocharged LS7 V8 engine can be had with up to 750 horsepower. The Corvette Z06' already-capable chassis is retained.

Founded in 2007, Ugur Sahin Design is the brainchild of Axel van Mourik and Ugur Sahin. The Corvette Z03 Concept is the first in what the company intends to be a series of high-end, high-performance limited edition vehicles based on existing cars. Supercars.net reports that Ugur Sahin Design teamed up with suppliers such as Flybrid Systems, Modesi Design, Fischer Motorsports and Kirkham Motorsports on the Z03 Concept. Pricing will be announced some time in March, and sales are expected to begin in late 2008.

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I looked at the pics, I tried to like it, but I just can't. I think it's a bit too Euro and I'm just not into that. But hey, it was redesigned in that neck of the woods.


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Robert and Elizabeth

It is not sooooo bad. I remember back when the C6's first came out in the magazines as concept cars and Robert and I cringed at first, but obviously we changed out minds about that one. We may do the same with this one if it becomes a reality. Who knows. It needs to be Yeller though.

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In fact, I think that mighta hurt.

No offense C3 guys, but I think the C3 cues are my least favorite part. I like the styling from most angles, but the C3 nose and hack job of converting but including the C6 side vents gotta go. IMO, YMMV....

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