Michigan-based tuning shop Lingenfelter Performance Engineering debuted its new limited-edition 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering built this custom C8 Corvette Stingray to commemorate the No. 3 Corvette that won its class at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans in the hands of John Fitch and Bob Grossman. The car was fielded by sportsman and entrepreneur Briggs Cunningham, who got the idea to take the C1 Corvette to Le Mans in 1960 following a discussion with Zora Arkus-Duntov earlier that year.
The 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette features a variety of throwback-style components, including a bespoke aero kit that was drawn up by Peter Stevens Design, custom retro-look HRE forged aluminum wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, Cunningham exterior badges and Cunningham-branded competition sport bucket seats. It also has some minor performance bolt-ons, including Corsa headers and exhaust, a Lingenfelter Performance carbon fiber intake manifold and Cunningham/MOV’IT Performance brakes.
Only 60 of these special 60th Anniversary C8 Cunningham Corvettes will be produced, Lingenfelter says, each featuring a numbered plaque to commemorate the 1960 Le Mans-winning No. 3 Corvette. In addition, each VIN will be entered into the Cunningham Registry, which includes records of Cunningham’s various race cars, from the oddball Cadillac Le Monstre to the iconic Cunningham C-4R.
A pricy, limited edition tuner car like this is out of reach for most Americans, but there’s one way to put this unique C8 Corvette in your garage that doesn’t require big bucks. The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is currently hosting a raffle for the 33rd example of the 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette, which costs just $25 to enter for 12 tickets. The winner of the raffle will be announced on October 1st 2021 at 4 P.M. EST.
Want to see more of this unique Corvette Stingray? Check out the video embedded below to hear Lingenfelter start the car up and give it a few blips of the throttle.