(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 Cafaro.
2001 Corvette Convertible
New Side Glass
Re-designed Convertible Top
Skunk Werkes Body Kit (Including Custom Hood, Front Canards, Rockers, Body Side Strakes, and Rear Spoiler)
Custom Corsa Exhaust
Custom Steering Wheel, Door Pulls, Shifter Knob & Boot
Short Throw Shifter
Metalized Door Trim and Cluster Bezel
Simpson Safety Belts
Leather Wrapped Bars