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
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Cast Aluminum V8|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|gear ratios||2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1, :1|