Jay Leno owns some fairly extraordinary automobiles, and whereas the C6 Corvette featured on this video is way from his most respected, it is likely one of the rarest automobiles in his assortment.
What you’re taking a look at is a Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS that was unveiled on the 2007 SEMA Show with the assistance of Leno himself. Pratt & Miller runs the Corvette Racing outfit and at present competes with the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.
In the mid-2000s, it turned to the road-going C6 Corvette Z06 and set about making a road-going model of the C6.R. To accomplish that, it slotted in an enormous 8.2-liter V8 that was developed with racing engine knowledgeable Katech. This engine had flex-fuel capability, that means it might run on E85. It was good for 600 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque, which have been very spectacular figures for the day.
As Leno explains on this evaluation, simply seven examples have been ever manufactured and he owns one in every of them. In addition to the highly effective powertrain, the sports activities automobile options carbon fiber bodywork and is wider than a regular C6 Corvette. It additionally sports activities a computer-controlled suspension that lowers the journey top, BBS centerlock wheels and new Brembo brakes.
Pratt & Miller’s C6RS wasn’t low-cost. In truth, patrons needed to cough up $185,000 for the upgrades – and that excludes the price of the donor Corvette Z06. Moreover, not solely was it very costly, however the C6 Corvette ZR1 was launched shortly after, successfully killing any likelihood of extra C6RS fashions being constructed.