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2010 Specter Werkes Corvette GTR Gets Our Motors Running


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Officially unveiled at the 2009 SEMA Show, Specter Werkes has shown the public what their 2010 C6 GTR is made of. Based on the mighty 500 horsepower Z06 platform, this Vette is far from stock.  Powered by Lingenfelter’s twin-turbo system for the LS7, this C6 now boasts 800 horsepower to the wheels and enough torque to spin the world backwards.

A custom body kit, vented hood, front lip and matte-black rear fascia clean up the exterior.  Overall, I think it looks good, but those rear exhaust tips are a little over the top.  Carbon fiber wheels adorn each corner, wrapped in Pilot Sport PS2 rubber, surrounding a StopTech 6-piston BBK.  The wheels are made by HRE and weigh in at only 22 pounds each, not bad for 20’s! Press release and 5 more pics after the break!

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Monster Madness!


We’ve seen some incredible machines as of late; a twin turbo M5 M3, an LS9-powered Camaro, even a 2700 horsepower F150! But this one probably takes the cake as the meanest, fastest street machine around; its a 94 Mustang Cobra powered by a Viper’s 8-liter V10, which is force fed by a couple of T-76 turbos.  Some modification was needed to make everything fit, including moving the firewall back 10 inches and custom fabricating engine mounts and suspension linkages.

This has all taken months of work, but the day has finally come to turn the key.  Listen and enjoy this deep hiss of this Cobra.

Twin Turbo M5 Engine Dropped into an E30 M3


Twin-Turbo BMW M5 Engine in a BMW E30 M3

This build has been going on for over a year, but it’s no easy task to make a monster like this.  The mad scientist behind this Frankenstein has dropped an S62 engine from the E39 M5 and then slapped a twin-turbo kit on it.  To provide some insight as to what exactly this all means, here’s a little background information on the two cars.

In stock form, the S62 M5 engine produces nearly 400 horsepower and 369 ft-lbs of torque.  This is a lot of horses, even when placed in a 4-door saloon car that tipped the scales at 3,800 pounds.  0-60 could be achieved in just 4.9 seconds.  If you took off the speed limiter, you could reach a top speed of 187mph.

Now the E30 M3 only weighed 2,844 lbs.  With its 192hp Inline-4, you could run it up to 60mph in around 6.5 seconds. Back when the E30 was produced, that was very fast for a car.  Backed by big names like Prodrive and AC Schnitzer, the E30 M3 was a very successful race car, competing in anything from road races to rally competitions. 

With that background, you can understand that putting an M5 engine into the lighter weight M3 should deliver ridiculous levels of acceleration.  But putting a twin-turbo kit onto the 4.9-liter V8 behemoth will surely reach levels of insanity that are only known by those in an asylum.  The car isn’t finished yet, but you can follow the build here.

Source: S14.net via Kultivate