Endora Cars Introduces Corvette-Based SC-1

Coachbuilding is an old automotive art that has seen a resurgence thanks to modern technology and processes. We’ve seen companies like Zagato, Pininfarina and Touring Superleggera work to produce new models, sometimes with assistance from the original manufacturer.

There is a lot of efforts that don’t have the backing of the original manufacturer as well. A new effort hailing from Germany is Endora Cars. Their new model, the SC-1 is based heavily on the Chevrolet Corvette, a favorite for coachbuilding manufacturers.

The car uses an amalgamation of different design cues, with a design that helps to transform the car’s appearance. The look is smooth and slippery, and includes an all-new front grille, rear clip and a distinctive feature – side skirts that cover the rear tires.

It certainly isn’t a design style you would expect to come out of Germany. Somehow the design manages to evoke an old-style Americana. We aren’t quite sure what to think just yet.

Besides the styling tweaks, underneath the skin the SC-1 is still every bit a Chevrolet Corvette. That means powertrains from that car carryover, and include the Corvette’s 6.3-liter LS3 V8 (437 horsepower) 7.0-liter LS7 V8 (512 hp) from the Z06 along with the supercharged making 647 hp. For now, the SC-1 is just a concept, but Endora has plans to produce the car if it generates enough interest.

As far as price? Carscoop had a Question and Answer session with Björn Marek, Endora Cars spokesman, and he said it would come in at around €130,000 euros (around $185,000 USD at the current exchange rates). Ouch. Check out our gallery of computer generated photos of the car below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Tony Pimpo is a young automotive journalist who lives in Northern California. He believes the future of the automotive industry will depend in a large part on the recommendation of enthusiasts and Generation Y. More than ever, automakers lately have realized the power of Gen Y. Not only in regards to buying power, but in driving opinion and spreading a brand’s message through the internet and various forms of social media. His appreciation for cars formed at an early age, thanks to his dad, who has always been involved with cars in different ways over the years. Tony has contributed to various websites in his pursuits, and is on staff at GMInsideNews, where he has been writing since the age of 12.

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