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 byRichard Owen
engineCast Aluminum V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationMagnason Supercharger
valvetrainOHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl
displacement5970 cc / 364.3 in³
bore101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke92 mm / 3.62 in
compression10.9:1
power410.1 kw / 550 bhp
specific output67.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight275.67 bhp per tonne
torque542.33 nm / 400 ft lbs @ 4400 rpm
redline6500
body / frameComposite Body Panels over Hydroformed Steel Frame w/Aluminum & Magnesium Structural Components
driven wheelsRWD w/Electronic Traction Control
front tiresP245/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
rear tiresP285/35ZR-19 Goodyear Eagle F1 SC
front brakesBrembro Discs
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesBrembro Discs
r brake sizex Not AvailableNot Available mm / x 13 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19 x 10 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspensionWishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
r suspensionWishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1, :1
final drive3.42:1