Is this C6 Knock-Off Worth Importing from Germany?
Is anyone else getting tired of all the automotive companies across the world using the C6 Corvette as the platform for their new cars? Well unfortunately another C6 knockoff has been added to the mix. A Karlshuld, Germany-based automotive company has just released the Endora SC-1, a sports car based on concepts drawn in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s employing C6 Corvette technology. The car even looks similar to the Corvette. Thanks to GTspirit.com for bringing us the news.
The idea behind the SC-1 was to create a car that mixes both new technology with a modern take on the old concept. The SC-1 is offered in three different engine configurations. The base model offers 437 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque produced from a 6.2 liter V8. The middle-model offers 512 HP and 470 pound-feet of torque from a 7.0 liter engine. If you’re looking for top-of-the-line power, the premier model is for you, offering 647 HP and 604 pound-feet of torque from a supercharged 6.2 liter engine. All configurations come with a six-speed manual transmission but a six-speed paddle-shift automatic is an option on the base model. If those specification sound familiar, that’s because it’s basically the LS3/LS7/LS9 lineup taken straight from the current C6 model roster.
The SC-1 is reminiscent of the Corvette in more than just engine configurations. Even the LED lights, wheel options and performance suspension setups parallel the American sports car. While the performance of the SC-1 is impressive (just like the car it’s based upon), the car’s looks don’t come close to being as nice as the C6 in our opinion.
There’s a long history of late-model Corvettes being used as the underpinnings for semi-exotic European coachwork, but typically these efforts have been more than warmed-over drivetrains in a new shell. We’re not sure the SC-1 brings much to the table beyond styling, and that’s a matter of taste – what do you think?