June 25, 2024

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Lingenfelter’s 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette looks cool, sounds better

In the pantheon of modified Corvettes, this a person is actually pretty tasteful. It really is bought pretty a bit of record powering it, also.

Confined to 60 units, the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette commemorates the 1962 Cunningham C4R and C4RK Le Mans race cars and Cunningham C3 grand-touring sports activities cars, with a vaguely related livery consisting of a white human body with exclusive blue accents on the aspect blades, uncommon fender-mounted intakes, racing stripes (whilst they do glance black in the picture over) and swan-neck(ish) wing that wears the variety 3. There are also pink trim accents entrance and rear. The name Cunningham is in honor of Briggs Swift Cunningham, a mid-century racing legend and group owner of individuals aforementioned cars. 

Technically, this automobile springs forth from longtime Corvette tuner Lingenfelter. Officially, Cunningham is a separate firm “set up to build new motor vehicles and automotive aftermarket parts. Exclusively, sophisticated ceramic braking elements, which (it is) at this time creating as (it) transitions to turn out to be an all-electrical car or truck company.” So, this is both equally a Lingenfelter and it is a Cunningham. I was bewildered also, no matter what.

Here’s what you get. Each individual 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette is a 3LT trim offer automobile. The C8 Corvette’s 6.two-liter V8 is tuned by Lingenfelter to “600+” horsepower and consists of a carbon fiber intake manifold, and Corsa Sport tuned headers and airbox. The exhaust is upgraded to a Corsa Sport unit, which you can listen to in all its glory in the movie beneath. The Z51 suspension with magnetic dampers is upgraded by Lingenfelter to “Functionality Avenue/Keep track of settings), whilst the typical 19-inch entrance/20-inch rear wheels are replaced with bespoke cast aluminum HRE wheels enlarged to 20/21 inches. They glance a tad plasticky, but they are also modeled on the racing Halibrand Kidney Bean wheels made use of on the unique 1960 Le Mans-successful Cunningham Corvettes. They were Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber with Alcon brakes lurking within. The Z51 spoiler is replaced by Cunningham’s swan-neck-glance wing as component of its greater aero offer by Peter Stevens Style.

The automobile has the Corvette’s Stress Blue/Twilight Blue inside possibility with Opposition Sport seats … at the very least in the over images. A picture of a person of individuals seats out of the automobile demonstrates a person entirely upholstered in a blue that matches the exterior accents. 

Each and every automobile will be numbered (XX of 60 is even embroidered on the seat backs) and the VIN entered into the Cunningham Registry, which is very good evidently. All will have on the variety 3, however, so if you happen to be a massive Jeff Gordon lover and would like a 24, also lousy.

To be a person of the fortunate 60, you will want to place down $5,000. The order selling price is then $159,995, which is just a wee bit extra than the 3LT’s base selling price of $seventy two,945. But hey, Cunningham throws in a commemorative one/18 scale model of an historic Cunningham Le Mans Corvette. 

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