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Pratt & Miller Engineering Introduces Corvette C6RS Supercar for the
Street
Championship-Winning Race Team Develops the Ultimate Performance
Corvette for the Highway

NEW HUDSON, Mich., Oct. 29, 2007 – Pratt & Miller Engineering has
designed and developed a new limited edition Corvette C6RS that
provides an exceptional level of performance and refinement for
enthusiasts. Inspired by the Le Mans-winning Corvette C6.R race cars,
the new Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS supercar combines advanced
racing technology with everyday driveability. The first production
Corvette C6RS will be available in April 2008.

Powered by a Katech Performance 8.2-liter (500ci) all-aluminum small-
block V-8 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. torque,
the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS employs a purpose-built carbon fiber
body to reduce weight and improve aerodynamic efficiency. A computer-
controlled adjustable suspension system, center-nut forged aluminum
BBS wheels with Michelin tires, and massive Brembo monoblock disc
brakes enhance vehicle dynamics. A two-tone leather interior and a
comprehensive sound control system produce a quiet, comfortable
environment for driver and passenger.

"Our goal was to create a Corvette supercar that delivers an
extremely high level of performance with extraordinary comfort and
reliability," said Gary Pratt, co-owner of Pratt & Miller
Engineering. "The Corvette C6RS was inspired by our Corvette race
program, but it's not a race car for the street. You can take the
Corvette C6RS on a 300-mile road trip, or drive it to a track day and
run fast laps."

Conceived, designed, developed and constructed by the championship-
winning Pratt & Miller team, the Corvette C6RS bristles with
sophisticated materials and race-inspired technology. The
aggressively styled lightweight body, made entirely of carbon fiber,
measures 1.6 inches wider than a production Corvette Z06. The carbon
fiber front fascia has integrated brake ducts and ram air induction.
Aerodynamic enhancements include functional front fender louvers, a
carbon fiber underwing and rear diffuser, enlarged front wheel vents
and rear brake ducts, an integrated rear spoiler, and a front splitter.

"Every body modification has a purpose," Pratt explained. "The
features were modeled on the C6.R race cars, and there are no
nonfunctional styling elements."

The C6RS chassis is upgraded to complement the improved aerodynamic
grip. A Dynamic Ride Height Control suspension system provides three
driver-adjustable settings: Low, Drive and High. In the Low mode, the
system lowers the ride height to improve handling, while the High
setting increases ground clearance to negotiate steep driveways and
ramps. The suspension is upgraded with Pratt & Miller-tuned dampers
and heavy-duty wheel hubs and bearings.

The same manufacturers who supply tires, wheels, and brakes for the
Corvette C6.R race cars also provide the rolling stock for the Pratt
& Miller C6RS. The street car's BBS forged aluminum wheels (18 x 11-
inch front, 19 x 13.6-inch rear) have racing-style center nuts. The
stunning black chrome wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport
tires (P295/30-18 front and P345/30-19 rear). The Brembo Grand
Tourismo brake system delivers impressive stopping power with six-
piston monoblock front calipers with 14-inch rotors and four-piston
monoblock rear calipers with 13.5-inch rotors.

With 600 horsepower on tap, the 8.2-liter C6RS engine rivals the
performance of the restricted 7.0-liter engines that powered the C6.R
race cars to five GT class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and
seven consecutive American Le Mans Series championships. Developed by
engine partner Katech Performance, the 500ci small-block V-8 is based
on a high-strength 6061-T6 billet aluminum Dart block with linerless
Nicom-coated 4.205-inch diameter cylinder bores. The rotating
assembly features a forged steel crankshaft (4.500-inch stroke),
forged 4340 steel connecting rods, and 11:1 compression forged
aluminum pistons. The custom-built CORSA stainless steel exhaust
system employs the company’s patented Reflective Sound Cancellation™
(RSC) technology to optimize interior and exterior sound quality. An
aluminum flywheel and twin-disc clutch transfer the engine's torque
to a blueprinted T56 six-speed transmission.

A luxurious interior is the counterpoint to the Corvette C6RS's
cutting edge technology. A Dynamat sound insulation system produces a
quiet refuge, while the instrument panel, doors, console, steering
wheel and seats are wrapped in premium quality leather with French
seams.

"Our goal with the Corvette C6RS was to capture the soul and spirit
of the Corvette C6.R race car in a premium GT car for the street,"
said Pratt. "The C6RS is a car with a legendary racing heritage and
an unrivalled engineering pedigree. Just as the Corvette C6.R race
car has become the benchmark in production-based sports car
competition, we believe that the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS will
set the new standard for sports car performance and luxury on the
highway."

Founded in 1989 by Gary Pratt and Jim Miller, Pratt & Miller
Engineering & Fabrication provides automotive and non-automotive
clients with leading-edge engineering and low-volume manufacturing
solutions. For more information, visit the Pratt & Miller website at
www.prattmiller.com.


I have pictures in a Acrobat file but it's 6 meg. Pm me your email and I send it out.

Jon
 

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:worthless:
 

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o and yeah its bad ass. but for the 100k+ they are gonna charge, i will go find a much better car than a Chevy.
 

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Funny thing is, if they made this car and didn't have all the sterile versions of the Vette it would be pretty bad ass. Performance per dollar the Vette gives quite a bargain, but for most the exclusivity of an exotic justifies the price. German preferably. ;)
 

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Funny thing is, if they made this car and didn't have all the sterile versions of the Vette it would be pretty bad ass. Performance per dollar the Vette gives quite a bargain, but for most the exclusivity of an exotic justifies the price. German preferably. ;)
thank you
 
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