It's not often you come across an old tuner car that still looks great. This one is an exception. It's a C5-generation Corvette with a "GTR" body designed by Michigan-based company Specter Werkes in the late 1990s. It's reportedly one of just 26 built, and . You should buy it.
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Specter Werkes was founded by Jeff Nowicki, a car designer who worked for General Motors in the early '90s shaping IMSA race cars. Specter Werkes does contract work for Detroit's major automakers, and sells aftermarket accessories for GM cars. Nowicki's first aftermarket offering was this model, the Corvette GTR, with plenty of new body panels that make the C5 base car look wild. There's a new fascia, pronounced fender vents, long side skirts, and more. The front is made wider by three inches, the rear by six, providing plenty of room for way-wide wheels and tires.
According to our colleagues at Car and Driver, Specter Werkes making 424 horsepower to go along with the upgraded cosmetics. The car shown here is making a bit more than that. According to the seller, it sports a 383 cubic-inch supercharged engine built by Pruifoy Chevrolet in Colorado. It makes nearly 700 horsepower thanks to forged internals, ported and polished heads, race-spec cams, and methanol injection.
The seller claims this GTR is the third example built, and the sole GTR built from a C5 hardtop rather than a fastback targa. It's with an opening bid of $35,000. Better act fast—there's no telling when another one of these will pop up for sale.