There’s not much to do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s cold most of the year, and unless you really like cheese and crappy beer, there’s little to occupy your time. However, if you like coachbuilding, there’s a shining beacon of radiant light glowing from the garage of Bennett Coachbuilders and its latest product, the Corvette-based ZX-1.
Their recipe is simple, but extremely potent. Take one virgin C6 Corvette, and one stock LS2 engine. Proceed to partner with Motor City Speed in Walled Lake, Michigan and add new headers, camshaft, vales, injectors and exhaust to said engine. Fit a Procharger supercharger, modify the ECU, and then proceed to fit the fortified motor into the awaiting C6. Piece everything together and Presto! An 860 horsepower Corvette. To help manage the extra go, Bennett installed a Brembo Gran Turismo kit, featuring 14-inch front discs with six-piston calipers, and 13-inch rear discs with four-piston calipers.
The fighter-plane esque aerodynamic kit aslo increases the volume of air pointed towards all necessary cooling systems and adds more of that race car look, all according to Bennett. The interior also features upgraded seats. But if you throw enough money at them, the Bennett team will color the car, fit the interior and further increase the output to whatever your heart desires. Speaking of which, pricing on the ZX-1 starts at $60,000, but can quickly climb to $100,000 with options. This is on top of whatever was paid for the donor Corvette. Only 200 of them will be built, so for those reading this who interested, better get moving.