Jay Leno's C6RS Corvette Designed by Le Mans Champions is Equipped with K&N

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The Pratt & Miller C6RS is the closest thing to a LeMans car for the street and Jay Leno owns the prototype. Car enthusiasts were able to view this upgraded Z06 Corvette at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

C6RS Corvette for Jay Leno designed by Pratt & Miller C6RS Corvette for Jay Leno designed by Pratt & Miller
C6RS on display at SEMA 2007
C6RS on display at SEMA 2007
eno went to Pratt & Miller Engineering because of its five victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans races. “K&N Engineering is part of Pratt & Miller’s Racing Program of which this car is derived,” said Steve Hofmann of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage. “Obviously we are going with success and that is the same as going with K&N, the industry leader in air filters.”
Jay Leno's C6Rs is equipped with K&N Jay Leno's C6RS is equipped with K&N

C6RS started out as a stock Z06 Corvette
C6RS started out as a stock Z06 Corvette

Inspired by champions and powered by an E85-fueled 600 hp all-aluminum V8, this all-American supercar is matched in appearance and performance.

The powertrain consists of an 8.2 liter E85 KATECH engine; blueprinted T-56 six speed transmission; Arvin Meritor Dynamic Ride Control suspension; Carbon fiber ram air induction with K&N filter; Dewitt high capacity aluminum radiator with dual cooling fans; Brembo mono-block Grand Turismo Brake Package. *see other performance add-ons below. “For me it was the refinement of a great product,” said Hofmann. “It was rebuilt from the ground up with all that technology.”

The C6RS was designed to compete against the Ferrari and Lamborghini. Pratt & Miller have the capability to build two C6RS’ a month at the cost of $185,000 above the donor Corvette. “Leno’s vehicle cost $250,000 dollars,” said Hofmann. “It can go 208 mph. Jay got it back on Saturday and took it for a spin. Of course, he didn’t go above the speed limit, but he did put about 20 miles on it. He was happy to have it because the C6RS body development and conversion have been underway since April 2007.”

Jay Leno’s C6RS will be on display again at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Other details include:

Gloss Black with carbon fiber accents
Rocker adjustment similar to C6R
Pratt & Miller C6RS badging
Widened front and rear quarters with brake ducts
Carbon fiber hood with C6R waterfall
C6R functional top fender louvers
Widen rear fascia to blend with rear quarters
Carbon fiber rear diffuser
LED backup lights
Modified front fascia lower intake with C6R style integrated brake ducts
CBR style 1 ½ inch carbon underwing
GMA color-keyed rear license plate frame
BS newly styled 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with locking center nut and black chrome finish by Helios Coatings
Michelin 295X30X18 front and 345X30X19 rear tires
C6R LED taillights

Custom leather wrapped IP with C6RS
Leather wrapped steering wheel by Shelby Trim
Custom red leather Lear designed seats
Dynamat sound deadening package
GMA parking brake handle and boot (concept)
GMA interior trim kit
GMA pedal covers

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