Meet the Callaway SuperNatural Corvette LM.
Callaway has long been known as one of the finest Corvette tuning shops around. It has also raced them professionally at major motorsport events such as Le Mans. Although not all of us are old enough to remember it, the Callaway SuperNatural Corvette LM was one of – if not the – coolest Corvettes from the first half of the 1990s. You see, it came out during the era of the C4, which isn't really regarded as the highlight of Corvette generations. But Callaway managed to build greatness, thanks to its decision to race at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Only nine examples were made, four for racing and five for the street. It's the latter that Motor Week tested back in the day, and has now re-released as part of its Retro Review series. The Corvette you're looking is, obviously, the road-going version, powered by a LT1 Chevy V8 with 435 hp.
Zero to 60 mph happens in 4.1 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 12.3 seconds at 118 mph. And yes, those were brilliant specs at the time, and aren't so shabby today. Just one look at the SuperNatural Corvette LM indicates it was ahead of its time, not only in performance but also in aerodynamics and materials; carbon fiber components were pretty rare back then. But just think, for a moment, how much one of these would go for today at auction.