The Corvette is one of the most modified vehicles in history. There has never been a shortage of tweaked’Vettes, and there always seems to be a new one right around the corner.
This latest one, the Rossi SixtySix Corvette featured on this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, seems like it could have rolled off of a future GM assembly line.
This futuristic-yet-retro design comes from the mind of David Rossi. It is an obvious tribute to the ever-green classic 1966 Corvette, but with a design still distinctly unique. The SixtySix isn’t trying to be a 1966 Corvette. It is its own car, with a modified suspension, big rotors and 4-piston calipers front and back to go with the generous wheels. The interior is also a bit more 21st-century, with upgraded materials, and an LCD screen and rear-view camera, rather than mirror (which Mr. Leno did not care for).
The ‘donor’ car in Leno’s Garage was a 2007 Z06, but Rossi will do any Corvette new from the factory, so you can get it with the ZR-1 package, or just a base ‘Vette. With an estimated price of $120,000 to $130,000, you’re already in for a lotta scratch, so you might as well go all the way. Oh, and the only option is a fake hood scoop, though you can have your own wheel and tire package if you so desire (though those wheels fill the fender wells nicely).