Karvajal Designs?! Have you ever heard of them? Well, neither have we but anyway, what they’ve done to the Corvette looks pretty sick and that is what matters! It is not fair if you call it just a bodykit, it’s more than that. In fact as they say it’s a Coachbuilt Corvette, like those custom Vettes by Callaway or Mustangs by Saleen. The styling looks a bit outdated frankly, but it’s nice!
Karvajal’s Corvette sits wider than the normal car and that’s why it’s got more presence. Apart form that, they have totally revised the body specially at the back. In fact you cannot tell it’s a Corvette if you look at from behind at first glance! Although it’s not that pretty. The side view of the car has also been changed with new lines and sills and those magnificent side vents. It seems that the designer didn’t want it to look modern. Maybe Classic is a good word to describe this car! Those HRE 18 inch wheels however, don’t look very classicish! Inside the cabin you get a blend of leather and alcantara with new sport seats and steering wheel. You can also replace that horrible plastic consoles of the Corvette with carbon fiber parts
As for the engine and performance though, the Karvajal Vette is really up to date. With help of a Magnuson supercharger and custom exhaust system it develops more than 600 horsepower. So the ZX-1 should have the ZR1 performance! The car has a new braking package from Baer and new suspension component from Pfaft and the aerodynamics have also been tweaked to cope with the added power.
Karvajal Designs Inc has plans to make other varieties of the car, but there is no mention of availability and pricing for the time being.