|PRATT & MILLER CORVETTE C6RS Tops 200 mph in Speed Test
Racing Champion Ron Fellows Averages 202 mph in Top-Speed Test with Limited Edition Pratt & Miller Street Supercar
NEW HUDSON, Mich. – The Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS confirmed its standing as one of the world's fastest supercars when Ron Fellows drove a street-legal C6RS to a two-way average speed of 202 mph in a test at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport on Sept. 4, 2008. The Canadian ace piloted the limited edition Pratt & Miller C6RS to 201 mph on the runway of the decommissioned United States Air Force based near Oscoda Township, Mich., and then hit 203 mph on his return run.
"I was very impressed with how stable the C6RS was at 200 mph," Fellows said. "In fact, the car didn't feel much different at 200 mph than it did at 160. I haven't driven that fast since I raced at Daytona years ago. The Pratt & Miller crew was really excited to see their Corvette C6RS go 200 mph in full street trim. It was good fun!"
Pratt & Miller Engineering designed and developed the limited edition Corvette C6RS to provide an exceptional level of performance and refinement for enthusiasts. Inspired by the Le Mans-winning Corvette C6.R race cars and powered by an 8.2-liter (500ci) all-aluminum small-block V-8 engine that produces 600 horsepower, the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS supercar combines advanced racing technology with everyday driveability. The first C6RS customer cars have been delivered, and orders are being taken for Pratt & Miller's handcrafted Corvette supercar.
"According to our computer simulations and dyno tests, the Corvette C6RS was capable of running 200 mph, but we still wanted to prove its performance with a real-world top-speed test," said Gary Pratt, co-founder of Pratt & Miller Engineering. "Our engine development partners at Katech Performance fine tuned the engine calibration, Ron put his foot down on the throttle, and the result was a 202 mph average speed in the same configuration that you can drive on the street.
"The 2.5-mile straightaway at Oscoda is ideal for high-speed tests," Pratt said. "It's smooth and perfectly flat, but it doesn't take long to go from one end to the other at 200 mph. With our in-house development program and the resources of our technical partners, we are continuing to expand the envelope of performance and luxury with the C6RS."
Detailed information on the Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS is available online at www.prattmillerc6rs.com. Pratt & Miller's technical partners include ArvinMeritor, producer of the Dynamic Height Control (DHC) system that provides optimum ride height; Michelin, manufacturer of Pilot Sport tires for the Corvette C6RS and Michelin racing tires for the Corvette C6.R; Katech Performance, championship-winning engine supplier for Corvette C6.R and Corvette C6RS; Brembo, manufacturer of the Grand Tourismo brake package with monobloc calipers; CORSA, supplier of the Corvette C6RS stainless steel exhaust system with patented Reflective Sound Cancellation™ (RSC) technology to optimize sound quality; BBS. producer of custom forged aluminum wheels with center lock nut; K&N, supplier of carbon fiber performance intake systems; and Dynamat, the source for premium sound insulation.
Founded in 1989 by Gary Pratt and Jim Miller, Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication provides automotive and non-automotive clients with leading-edge engineering and low-volume manufacturing solutions. For more information, visit the Pratt & Miller website at www.prattmiller.com.