Chevrolet Corvette ZR59 mixes classic styling with ZR1 power
By Drew Phillips on November 03, 2011, 7:31 PM
Related Gallery SEMA 2011: Chevrolet Corvette ZR59
It takes a lot to stand out at SEMA, but while we were walking through the endless halls of the Las Vegas convention center this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette easily caught our eye.
Dubbed the Corvette ZR59, the car has been given a complete Pro-Touring makeover with a custom Art Morrison chassis and a hand-built metal and fiber glass body. Under the hood is a Corvette ZR1 LS9 V8 producing 750 horsepower, and additional modern components include a Corvette C6 suspension, Wilwood disc brakes and Tremec T56 six-speed transmission. The interior is just as impressive with a hand-fabricated dash, center console and gauge cluster.
You can check out the Corvette ZR59 in detail in the high-res gallery above.