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Endora SC-1 marks the latest Corvette-based coachbuilt sports car

Mon, 23 May 2011 00:00:00 -0700

One-off coachbuilder Endora Cars has taken its (digital) scalpel and sheetmetal to the C6 Corvette. After the bandages were removed, the world was left with the Endora SC-1.

The SC-1 is ready for production, according to Endora, and will feature three engine choices, all Corvette-based. The first will be the 6.2-liter V8 making 437 hp. The next step up will be the Z06 engine, with 7.0 liters and 512 horses. And for the truly insane, the supercharged ZR1 engine, an LS9 with 647 hp in this application.

The Endora SC-1 uses an exhaust system with side pipes that exit just in front of the rear wheels. The suspension consists of cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted leaf springs and monotube shocks at the corners.

Look closely and you'll see that Endora preserved a bit of the Vette shape we all know and love, but it's been heavily reworked. The rear quarters cover the tires, giving a retro look similar to an old Ford Thunderbird. There's a bit of 'Cuda in the rear and just a touch of Acura NSX in front.

Endora says it was channeling the concept cars of the 1950s and '60s with the SC-1, but without too much of a retro feel. Did it succeed? Not quite, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so let us know what you think in the comments section.

Full press release below.

Endora SC-1 – A Classic Sports Car-Design with modern technology

MUNICH – Presenting the brand-new SC-1. Endora-Cars

By Jake Lingeman