Presented by Cunningham Automotive Inc. – Briggs Swift Cunningham was an American racing legend, sportsman, race team owner, and Le Mans Mega-Star. Credited with creating America’s first modern sports cars after World War II and was responsible for manufacturing some of racing’s most storied racecars – especially, the stunning 1952 Cunningham C4R & C4RK Le Mans racers and the Cunningham C3 grand touring sports car. In 1958, Briggs won both the American Driving Championship, as well as, piloting the “Columbia” to win the prestigious America’s Cup sailing race that same year!
He dominated the American auto racing scene from 1950 to 1963 during which time, he also built one of the most competitive American auto racing teams in Le Mans History. The American auto racing community has much to thank Briggs for. One of his most lasting legacies was the creation of the “Racing Stripe” which he introduced; two blue stripes painted down the center of his white Le Mans racecars. [to reflect the American Racing Colors of a White Body with Blue Frame Rails]
The rest is history!
In 1960 Briggs was asked by Zora Arkus-Duntov if he thought the Corvette could be competitive at Le Mans, and so an amazing journey began with Corvette’s first appearance on the World racing stage. Now known as the Cunningham Corvette’s – the three-car effort proved to the world that the Corvette was a true sports car. Car #3 finished 8th overall – winning its Class that year and enshrining it in Corvette Lore!
It is that marvelous effort that we celebrate today with the introduction of the first new Cunningham Corvette in 60 years! Our new Cunningham C8 Corvette is a modern Supercar that starts life as a fully loaded 3LT package with Lingenfelter 603HP, 580 ft/lb LT2 motor, Unique Cunningham Aero Package, Halibrand Style Forged Aluminum Wheels, massive Alcon Pro-System Brakes, Z51 suspension, 8-speed DCT transaxle (with Performance Ratio rear axle), lift kit, Dual Tops (Body Color and Clear), Entertainment system with HUD, GT2 sport seats with Twilight Blue seat backs & Tension Blue trim and seat belt color scheme.
Only 60 to be Built – Available Now $159,995