If you ever wanted to know what a mid-engine Corvette Zr1 would drive like, take a look at the all-new and all-American Verde supercar by Revenge Designs. The uber-powerful, 638 horsepower LS9 engine featured in the fastest ‘Vette ever built is going to grace the Verde and is the mightiest engine available in the upcoming $190,000 emerald road monster.
Featured at the North American International Auto Show, the Verde features scissor-style opening doors, a glow of emerald paint that could probably be seen from outer space, muscular RWD, and bones spliced from the legendary Ford GT with a body composed of aluminum and carbon fiber. Other engine options include the 605 hp Roush racing V8, and the (still being tested) Hp2g hybrid motor that is rumored to put out 400 horsepower and achieve 100 miles-per-gallon (?!).
According to representatives present at the NAIAS, the Illinois based company plans to reach out to both the domestic and European markets and looks to launch the Verde by November of this year.
So here we have two of America’s best supercars ever made – the Ford GT and Corvette Zr1 – in the reptilian Revenge, which speaks to the astonishing engineering that is the ZR1’s supercharged LS9. It looks to be a winner!
I’m totally getting one.