We’ve seen Corvettes form the basis of some very interesting cars, but the Zeclat Coupe is something else. The car’s creator, Felix Eaton, revealed the car at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and believe it or not, there’s a 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport hiding underneath the metal.
Eaton first debuted the Rolls-Royce-based Black Cuillin last year, but he told Road and Track in a report published Monday that a production version would be too costly. The Corvette-based Zeclat Coupe is much more feasible.
His team took a standard Corvette Grand Sport, stripped it down to its bones, and then redesigned it as a modern, yet retro-looking, sports coupe. And he insisted this one is pre-production and will make it to market.
How many will Zeclat make? Maybe 20, maybe 25. Possibly just 5. Eaton is unsure and bounced around pricing aloud at the show.
“So, if we did 25 cars, probably £550,000 ($768,000 USD). If we built five cars, a million. And somebody may pay a million. We have customers, one in Geneva, one in Canada who are waiting and want to pay two million for a Black Cuillin,” he told R&T.
Eaton and his team still have work to do. They’re confident they have the basics right, but aerodynamic tweaks and other adjustments will happen before production, but we just hope the TVR-esque paint hue is production-bound, too.