27/11/2021

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

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In the pantheon of modified Corvettes, this one is really fairly tasteful. It is really acquired fairly a little bit of background at the rear of it, as well.

Confined to sixty models, 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 identical livery consisting of a white human body with exceptional blue accents on the side blades, abnormal fender-mounted intakes, racing stripes (even though they do search black in the picture over) and swan-neck(ish) wing that wears the quantity 3. There are also purple trim accents front and rear. The name Cunningham is in honor of Briggs Swift Cunningham, a mid-century racing legend and team proprietor of those people aforementioned cars. 

Technically, this automobile springs forth from longtime Corvette tuner Lingenfelter. Formally, Cunningham is a different organization “founded to create new cars and automotive aftermarket pieces. Precisely, superior ceramic braking parts, which (it is) now producing as (it) transitions to grow to be an all-electric car or truck manufacturer.” So, this is equally a Lingenfelter and it can be a Cunningham. I was baffled as well, whichever.

This is what you get. Every 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette is a 3LT trim offer automobile. The C8 Corvette’s six.2-liter V8 is tuned by Lingenfelter to “600+” horsepower and contains a carbon fiber intake manifold, and Corsa Sport tuned headers and airbox. The exhaust is upgraded to a Corsa Sport unit, which you can hear in all its glory in the online video underneath. The Z51 suspension with magnetic dampers is upgraded by Lingenfelter to “Efficiency Street/Observe configurations), even though the common 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels are replaced with bespoke cast aluminum HRE wheels enlarged to 20/21 inches. They search a tad plasticky, but they are also modeled on the racing Halibrand Kidney Bean wheels employed on the initial 1960 Le Mans-winning Cunningham Corvettes. They were being Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber with Alcon brakes lurking inside. The Z51 spoiler is replaced by Cunningham’s swan-neck-search wing as portion of its larger aero offer by Peter Stevens Style.

The automobile has the Corvette’s Rigidity Blue/Twilight Blue inside solution with Competition Sport seats … at least in the over photographs. A picture of one of those people seats out of the automobile shows one entirely upholstered in a blue that matches the exterior accents. 

Every automobile will be numbered (XX of sixty is even embroidered on the seat backs) and the VIN entered into the Cunningham Registry, which is fantastic apparently. All will dress in the quantity 3, although, so if you’re a massive Jeff Gordon admirer and would favor a 24, as well terrible.

To be one of the lucky sixty, you will have to have to place down $5,000. The invest in cost is then $159,995, which is just a wee little bit a lot more than the 3LT’s foundation cost of $72,945. But hey, Cunningham throws in a commemorative one/eighteen scale design of an historic Cunningham Le Mans Corvette. 

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