n2a Motors Debuts Anteros
Source: n2a Motors
SANTA ANA, CA -- n2a Motors, Inc. announced today that it will debut its latest model, the Anteros, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 21st. Continuing a tradition of unique styling and impressive performance, the Anteros is built on the 2009 Corvette platform and features a body reminiscent of iconic Italian designs. Built from lightweight carbon fiber, the Anteros is available with a variety of performance and appearance options. n2a Motors is taking orders for January 2009 deliveries.
n2a Motors is displaying the first production convertible and coupe versions in their exhibit. The black convertible is built using a 2009 Corvette donor car, featuring the 430 hp/424 lb.-ft. torque LS3 V8 engine that gets 16 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. The silver coupe is based on a 2009 Corvette Z06 and is modified with Lingenfelter's 630 horsepower package. All base models include a carbon composite body, hand-stitched leather interior, three-piece aluminum wheels, and cat-back exhaust. Chevrolet's 100,000 mile powertrain warranty remains intact and it can be serviced at any GM dealership.
Each Anteros takes approximately 12 weeks to build. n2a Motors starts by removing the donor Corvette's body panels and installing the new carbon-composite Anteros body, a process that takes nearly 800 hours for n2a's coachbuilding craftsmen to complete. The interior is entirely new with re-contoured leather seats, leather dash, Italian carpeting, and leather-wrapped interior panels, while the wheels and exhaust are replaced with n2a's custom-made components. The turnkey Anteros Coupe starts at $149,500 and the Anteros Convertible starts at $154,500. Anteros Coupes built on the Z06 platform start at $176,500. Performance packages ranging from 525-1000+ horsepower are available for an additional cost.
The Anteros is the follow-up to n2a Motors' 789 model that debuted to critical acclaim at the New York International Auto Show in 2008. Inspired by the designs of the 1957, 58, and 59 Chevrolets, the 789 was hailed as "merely the coolest car ... on the planet" by the New York Times. The 789 is also built on the C6 Corvette platform and utilizes a carbon-composite body. Coupe 789 models start at $139,500 and the convertible base model is $144,500. A convertible 789 will also be on display at the LA Auto Show.
The LA Auto Show is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 21-30, 2008. n2a Motors can be found at the LA Auto Show in booth number K-620 in the Kentia Hall.
About n2a Motors
n2a Motors was founded in 2004 to revive the art of American coachbuilding. The n2a moniker stands for "no two alike," referring to n2a Motors' policy of building unique vehicles for each customer. No two vehicles will be built with identical color combinations. Kanter Concepts, n2a's parent company, produces concept cars for Detroit and foreign automakers and stealth technology prototypes for military contractors.