2011 ENDORA CARS SC-1 CONCEPT INSPIRED BY AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN SPORTS CAR
Corvette-based builds ranging from the bad-ass Rossi SixtySix and the Genadi LSR Roadster to the more recent Soleil Anadi. In other words, there’s a Corvette for every taste, however outlandish you can imagine.
The latest company to jump onto the Corvette coachbuilding bandwagon is Endora Cars, which is based in Germany. Their build is called the SC-1 and it’s styling is inspired by the American and European sports cars of the 1960s and early 1970s. the SC-1 blends certain elements of the Corvette such as the Coke-bottle profile and sweeping roof, with a sharp front nose and a unique rear end along with partially covered rear wheel arches.
Endora Cars said it will offer buyers the choice of three configurations. The basic model will be equipped with GM’s 6.2-liter V8 pushing out 437-ponies and 424 lb-ft of peak torque, while a second option will be a 7.0-liter V8 with 512HP and 470 lb-ft of torque. Sitting at the top of the range will be a supercharged version of the 6.2-liter V8 delivering 647-horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque to the rear axle.
All engines will be mated to a six-speed-manual gearbox, while a 6-speedautomatic transmission and paddleshifts will be optional on the entry-level V8 model.
LEXUS LOSES BIG IN THE U.S.A OUTPACED BY TWO OF ITS GERMAN RIVALS
Mercedes-Benz will most probably sell 254,100 cars and SUVs in the States topping BMW’s estimated deliveries of 250,400 units. Lexus is projected to drop to third place with 192,900 sales.
Though it has sunk a lot of money into the LFA supercar and CT 200h hybridbatch, Lexus’ supposed mainstay models the IS, GS and LS ranges ofsedans have all been stagnating. Its rivals meanwhile have been ramping up U.S. production, developing new or refreshing older models and sinking hundreds of millions in improving its stateside manufacturing facilities
Though Lexus has long held a strategic position in the U.S. market, its sales outside North Americahave been lacking. As was the case with Volvo and safety, reliability is now pretty much a given and excellence in customer service has become integral to the vast majority of the world’sluxury automakers.