Car collectors and speed junkies, rejoice!
Yes, you read the title right – LG Motorsports’ ALMS GT2 C6 Corvette is up for sale! It has been up for sale since July of 2009, and we’re wondering why nobody has scooped it up yet. This car is, in fact, the real deal.
In 2008, LG Motorsports teamed up with Riley Technologies and CRD Engine Development to build the ultimate GT2 Corvette for the ALMS series. The outcome of the combined efforts of all three companies played a big part in Corvette history, with this car being the only non-factory-backed GT2 Corvette that was ever successfully raced. Aside from being the only non-factory-backed GT2 Corvette in ALMS, LG Motorsports’ GT2 Corvette was the only Corvette to out-qualify Chevy’s factory-backed racing team.
If you’ve never seen a GT2 car up close and personal, you need to – these cars are wild and are built under some of the most strict guidelines in racing. They’re built to abide by class regulations, so that other cars in the same class aren’t faster or handle better than others – all it comes down to is the driver.
“It was the best handling Corvette I’ve ever driven,” Lou Gigliotti, LG Motorsports
Some key features of the car are the LS3 engine, which has been reduced to a 6.0L from a 6.2L for a shorter stroke and a higher rpm range, the Emco sequential transaxle with adjustable differential, MoTeC gauge display, and Bosch engine management. Equipped with Kinsler ITBs, LG Motorsports pro custom long-tube custom headers, and CRD Engineering ported LS3 heads, the engine puts out a stout 490 hp – it doesn’t seem like much, but just think of how light the car is and and how the car is set up to handle – yeah, it’s a screamer. And the crazy part is that the engine pulls in air through two 30.6mm, class-legal restrictors. The car rides on adjustable coil overs and BBS monoblock wheels that measure in at 18×12 up front and 18×13 out back and are wrapped with massive Dunlop slicks that measure 300-650-18s for the front and 310-710-18s in the rear.
Housed behind the wheels, helping the car stop on a dime, are 15-inch Alcon two-piece floating rotors with 6-piston calipers up front, and 13-inch two-piece floating rotors with 4-piston calipers out back. Both front and rear brake assemblies have cooling ducts to keep them nice and cool under intense load. If you think LG Motorsports’ GT2 C6 Corvette is crazy already, you haven’t even heard the half of it. There are so many modifications done to the car, virtually nothing was left untouched, besides the factory power steering box, which actually has upgraded tierods and steering limiters.
The car was initially built by Riley Technologies, but after an accident in 2009 at the Long Beach Grand Prix with Boris Said behind the wheel, the car was rebuilt in-house by LG Motorsports. The car is ACO homologated and was the first ever GT2 Corvette to be produced – chassis #001 of 1 ever built – it doesn’t get more rare than that! Since 2010, the car has resided at the National Corvette Museum, but that could change if anyone wants to step up and buy this piece of history.
LG’s asking price for the car right now is $390,000, which is a steal considering the car would cost $525,000 brand new. With less than 30 hours on the car, it’s virtually brand new and also comes with a completely rebuilt engine, ready to race.
Head on over to LG Motorsports’ website and check it out under the “take off parts” section – whoever chooses to purchase this masterpiece of a Corvette will not regret it one bit. Big props to LG Motorsports for writing a chapter in Corvette history with their #28 ALMS GT2 Corvette!