The creators wanted to give as much Italian styling to the car as possible. While the body work retains the Corvette C6 outlining, the front, hood and rear sectors of the car are modified to look like the 8C Comnpetizione.
The SV 9 Competizione has a carefully designed hood and front end. While for some is might look to be a bit too bulgy, the designers had one thing on their minds when they shaped the car: performance. The car was planned for optimum aerodynamic efficiency while still maintaing the much desired Italian look. The front end distributes air in a way that glues the car to the ground, an effect enhanced by the two scoops in the hood. The front grillwork was also sketched to capture maximum air for the cooling system.
The SV 9 C has many body parts made entirely from carbon fiber and that along with other material based modifications succeeded in reducing the car's weight by a total of 132 pounds, compared to a standard Corvette C6. To total weight of 3,085 lbs was designed to obtain a 50/50 front to rear weight distribution.
The claimed performance figures include a 0 to 62 mph acceleration in 4 seconds flat and the quarter mile in 12 seconds. Power from the Corvette LS3 436 hp engine was raised to 450 hp and 445 lb.-ft of torque thanks to SV's modified intake and custom-tuned exhaust. Braking from 60 to 0 is estimated at a spectacular 107 feet (33 m), while when running on the Pirelli PZero Rosso ultra performance tires, the car is estimated to achieve 1.03 G lateral grip.
SV will only build 1,000 units, priced $99,995 each and prepares a wide range of interior features for a personalized custom-built interior.