Corvette Of The Day: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette SV9 Competizione
The SV9 Competizione debuted in 2009 at the SEMA show held in Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, particularly evident in its rear design. The creators aimed to capture the essence of classic Italian exotics while avoiding the associated high costs of ownership.
Although the initial goal was to produce 1,000 units of the SV9 Competizione, it appears that the number of cars built fell short of this target. Nonetheless, the SV9 stands out with its carbon fiber composite body panels, Osram Xenon headlights, and extra-wide alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Rosso rubber. The interior also receives special treatment, with custom leather upholstered seats and paneling by Mario Levi SpA of Torino, Italy, woodgrain accents, and custom instrumentation.
Powered by an LS3 6.2L/450 HP all-aluminum V-8 with ANSA exhaust, the SV9 Competizione is based on the Corvette but features unique features such as the Z51 Performance Package that includes 14.1-inch cross-drilled ventilated disc brakes, special shocks, springs, and stabilizer bars, engine oil, power steering, and transmission fluid coolers, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. Only four of these cars were built, making the SV9 Competizione an even rarer gem.