A rare and relatively unknown high-performance model of the Corvette has shown up on Bring a Trailer, and it’s expected to fetch a pretty penny. What you see is a 2007 C6RS built by Pratt and Miller, which is known for building the flying yellow Corvette race cars that took home multiple wins at both the American LeMans Series, IMSA, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Just seven of these special edition models were made by the race car manufacturing wing of and featured an original price of around $185,000, plus the cost of the donor car. This vehicle appears to be number 4 based on the window sticker.
Pratt & Miller C6RS Corvette: Details
Under the hood of every Pratt & Miller C6RS Corvette sits a Katech 8.2-litre V8, which is custom built by the brand and is not based on a standard Chevrolet block. Producing a whopping 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, the Corvette can hit 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a blueptinted six-speed Tremec T56 manual transmission, and 14-inch front brakes combined with 13.5-inch rear brakes slow it back down.
In addition to the engine work, the body has also been completely modified with carbon fiber panels that replace almost all the original bodywork, save for the doors and the rear decklid. The new body is 1.5 inches wider than the original Corvette, and helps to contain the BBS center-lock wheels fitted with 345 width tires on the rear, 295 on the front.
Being a race car manufacturer, Pratt and Miller knew that a big engine and lighter bodywork isn’t all it takes to go fast, and the C6RS features improved aerodynamics as well as greatly improved cooling systems to maintain reliability and performance. The upgrades aren’t only for performance though, the interior has also been improved by way of stuff like red leather seat inserts and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.
This particular example was purchased new by Ken Lingenfelter himself, and has only amassed 209 miles over the last 15 years. The Corvette is now being sold by its second owner, and is currently bidding at $170,000 with 2 days left in the auction.