TIKT, a German tuning company who specialise in Corvette parts and upgrades, have just released details of their latest project. Oddly, despite being named the Corvette C6 ZR1 Tripple X, the car isn’t based on a Corvette ZR1, it’s actually based on an ex-works Corvette Z06. TIKT’s engineers started by ripping apart the engine and replacing a number of components with even higher-spec alternatives. The 7.0 litre V8 now has modified cylinder heads, new camshafts, strengthened valve springs, modified compressor ratios, a larger throttle valve, a completely new exhaust system and a re-calibrated ECU.
In order to make sure the engine doesn’t self destruct under the strain of developing 758 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque, TIKT have made significant upgrades to the cooling system, and it now pushes around four times as much coolant through the engine as before.
Aside from the hefty power upgrades, TIKT have also toyed with the suspension and managed to reduce the vehicle’s ride height by 50 mm – though a combination of new wheel mounts and racing shocks. New wheels, in the form of Zerra Ultralight Evo 2 alloys, help reduce the unsprung mass.
While TIKT have mainly concentrated on the car’s engineering and performance, they’ve haven’t left the exterior completely stock. A new front bumper, with significantly larger openings, helps keep the engine cool and well fed. While elements like the lip spoiler, lower sideskirts and massive carbon-fiber rear wing provide additional downforce.
On the inside, an Alcantara wrapped flat-bottomed race steering wheel is nicely complimented by a pair of carbon-fiber shelled leather-trimmed bucket seats.