(from Skunk Werkes
Press Release) This unique Skunk Werkes “Speedster” is
considered the 4th model in the Corvette line up. Truly a work of
art, with it’s 10" shorter than stock chopped windshield and a new
convertible top allowing the open air driving enthusiasts an
opportunity to really open it up. This Corvette is a high tech
version of the speedsters reminiscent of yesteryear.
When the C5 Design Chief John Cafaro, along with former platform
engineer Henry Iovino created the “Speedster” they created the Skunk
Werkes body kit to work in perfect design harmony with the already
beautiful C5. The Skunk Werkes Body Kit consists of: a rear spoiler,
front canards, body side strakes, and a custom high rise hood.
More exterior elements include lowered suspension, custom Skunk
Werkes exhaust built by Corsa. Wheels are beautiful HRE 547 split
spoke; 19 X 9.5 front, 20 X 10.5 rear, with Dunlop tires; 275/30/19
front, 285/30/20 rear.
Interior includes Simpson race belts, leather wrapped cosmetic bars,
suede and leather steering wheel, shifter boot, park brake, door
pulls, short throw shifter, and metalized trim.
From the crowd's reaction at the SEMA show two years ago, this was
one very hot number ... drawing a lot of attention. It was also a
big hit at last year’s SEMA show held in Las Vegas 11/4/03-11/7/03.
This rare “Speedster” was owned and driven by C5 Chief designer John
New Side Glass
Skunk Werkes Body
Kit (Including Custom Hood, Front Canards, Rockers, Body Side
Strakes, and Rear Spoiler)
Custom Corsa Exhaust
Wheel, Door Pulls, Shifter Knob & Boot
Short Throw Shifter
Metalized Door Trim
and Cluster Bezel
Simpson Safety Belts
Leather Wrapped Bars