2006 Anteros Corvette XTM

The era of custom coachwork in the 1930s came before mass-market design and unit body construction, however, Anteros Coachworks have brought back the old tradition by offering their Corvette XTM.

Named after the ancient god of Passion, the Anteros features a completely redesigned body, interior and performance upgrades. It was styled by Roger Hector with financial backing from entrepreneur John Rothman. They hope their new Corvette will win over enough customers to make a limited production run next year.

The Anteros body is made entirely of composites and is a new design. It can built on any C6 platform, including the hot Z06, and we feel a Coupe version would be particularly striking.

Besides the new body, the red Anteros showcar seen above at the 2005 SEMA show features an array of performance upgrades. The most dramatic change is the addition of a Magnason supercharger that pumps the engine up to 550 bhp. To match the increased performance, a large Brembro brake kit is included.

Anteros have a Z06 Coupe in the works that Roger says will punch out 655 bhp!

Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Cast Aluminum V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Magnason Supercharger
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl
displacement 5970 cc / 364.3 in³
bore 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
compression 10.9:1
power 410.1 kw / 550 bhp
specific output 67.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 275.67 bhp per tonne
torque 542.33 nm / 400 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
redline 6500
body / frame Composite Body Panels over Hydroformed Steel Frame w/Aluminum & Magnesium Structural Components
driven wheels RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
front tires P245/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
rear tires P285/35ZR-19 Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
front brakes Brembro Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Brembro Discs
r brake size x Not AvailableNot Available mm / x 13 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19 x 10 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
r suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1, :1
final drive 3.42:1