1997 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Tiger Shark’


1997 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Tiger Shark’

1997 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Tiger Shark’

At their 2009 Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson sold this unique prototype for $112,200 USD. It was described as “Powered by a 7.0 Liter/742 hp Supercharged OHV aluminum LSI V8 engine with Air to Air inter-cooler and 6-speed manual Borg-Warner transmission. Engine Modifications include Deepskirt cast aluminum cylinder block with pressure fit liner, special 17 steel billet main caps and alloy main studs, forged steel crankshaft with nitride surface, Oliver 6.125 long billet steel rods with brushing pin end, Competition Cams hydraulic roller, a reworked Throttle body that was enlarged with special larger air meter, enlarged chambers to 4.125 bore (74.5cc) and CNC ported with larger valves. The Supercharger is a Special Vortec “T” with Wheel to Wheel 30mm x 8mm pitch drive and Wheel to Wheel jackshaft step down box. A PPG Tiger Yellow car with black leather interior trim, custom contoured seats, black leather with gray bolsters and Seaton diamond perforated inserts.”

In Detail

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atBowling Green, Kentucky, USA