Need to rebody your sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette? If so, then German tuner Endora may have the vehicle for you. It’s new SC-1 coupe, which it bills as “a classic sports car design with modern technology,” is little more than a C6 Vette wrapped in unique — if not unusual — bodywork.
Endora’s press team insists the SC-1 “picks up the looks and values of contemporary America and European sports cars once built in the ’60s and early ’70s and skillfully reinterprets it into the present.” We suppose that’s up for debate. In some ways, the SC-1 resembles a DeTomaso/ Qvale Mangusta skin stretched to fit a Corvette frame, although some cues — like the kick-up around the rear quarter panel, or the fender skirts over the rear wheelwells — seem loosely tied to vintage American iron.
Seeing as the SC-1’s body wrapped around Vette mechanicals, it’s not surprising to learn engine choices largely mirror those of the C6 Corvette. Buyers have their choice of a 436-hp, 6.2-liter V-8, the Z06’s 505-hp, 7.0-liter V-8, and the ZR1’s supercharged 638-hp 6.2-liter V-8. Pricing has not been announced quite yet, but rest assured, you’ll be spending at least $50,000-$110,000 for the donor vehicle alone depending on your powertrain preferences.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a company custom-body a Corvette to add some retro flavor — but seeing as other examples are drop-dead gorgeous, the folks at Endora certainly have their work cut out for them.