Body Super Car
C6 widebody look that was introduced with the 2006 ZO6 took the already
impressive Corvette styling genre to a new level. The aggressive stance
of the new "Z" was the styling benchmark for the C6 Corvette.
to popular demand the ZO6 wide body look was transferred to the ZR1 and
Grand Sport . The extra dimensions of the factory supplied fenders are
very accommodating to the wider wheels and rubber that are needed to
reign in the extra horses of the "Z" cars. The question is, what do you
do if you need to upgrade the already impressive capabilities of
Americas favorite sports car?
handful of specialty design and manufacturing companies took up the
challenge. The most notable of these companies is LOMA
Design. The company was founded by car enthusiast Mario
Radosavljevic. Mario was raised in Austria and had a passion for
Corvettes. In 1993 he acquired an LT1 equipped Vette, a rare car in
that part of the world. Marios passion for performance led to the
creation of the German based company LOMA Design. The new company
concentrated on the design and production of C6 wide body kits. The new
body parts would totally transform a C6 into an ultimate street/road
The end results of Mario's efforts culminated in the
development of the C6 GT2 wide body kit. The LOMA retrofitted C6 is
absolutely outstanding. We have seen some of Mario's competitors
designs and none of them come to achieving the balanced look of a LOMA
GT2 wide body style that LOMA produces has caused a sensation in the
Corvette world. Utilizing specially handcrafted LOMA parts the very
competent C6 Corvette is transformed into a rolling piece of
engineering art. As part of the transformation all body parts are
replaced with high quality German engineered carbon fiber. All carbon
body pieces are finished with a high quality white gel coat which
facilitates the final paint job.
carbon replacement parts are designed using state of the art CAD driven
equipment. The end result of this over engineering effort are
replacement parts that offer a perfect fit to the Corvette body. A 100
percent fit means that the installation is straight forward and the
stock parts can be reinstalled at any time. The body kit can be
installed in one day at a qualified shop. This translates into very
reasonable labor costs for the installation.
GT Corvette C6 is 4.8″ Inches wider than a stock Vette and 3.2″ Inches
wider then a stock ZR1 or ZO6. This will allow for the use of wider
rubber at all four corners. A tire combination of 19 inch 285’s upfront
and 20 inch 345 's in the rear will really get the power to the ground
in a hurry. The single most limiting factor in the stock Corvette
equation is the lack of off the line traction. The only way to improve
this limitation is to install wider sticker rubber. The wide stance of
the LOMA kit allows for this. This is especially useful when
power of a LOMA GT is bumped up to around 1200 horse power with the
recommended blower install by East Coast Superchargers.
The specially designed LOMA black edition deep concave forged wheels
are a perfect compliment to the wide body kit.
2010 Mario's company started production of forged wheels specifically
designed for the Corvette. The company is now five years old and has
headquarters in New York, Miami, Barcelona and Malaysia. That is very
impressive by anyone's standards.
Loma specializes in the
design, development, and distribution of exclusive aerodynamic kits and
exclusive forged alloy wheels for premium sports cars and sedans. Mario
tells us that LOMA was born from the uncompromising idea that sporty,
aggressive designs could be combined with functional elegance. The
result are conversions that are equally at home on the track and the
street, and look like they came from the factory in terms of build
quality and fit and finish.
has a world class team that incorporates individuality and harmony of
design in all of its products. Mario told us that the design team
spends countless hours in the companies R&D effort.
"every product is designed so that the existing aesthetics and features
of the vehicles are perfectly integrated into the new body kits". The
results are products that combine performance, individuality and
quality with leading-edge modern racing technology.
To meet the
world’s most rigorous testing, all LOMA products are built to exceed
all German TUV testing requirements. A multitude of hours and complex
tests are needed to ensure that the Carbon Fiber components are at
maximum performance and durability. Rigorous testing and quality
control goes into ensuring that each carbon fiber body kit and wheel
components are of the highest quality, perfect fit, and technical
excellence. All parts pass a strict quality control management process
before they leave the warehouse.
Thanks Mario, for taking the
Corvette styling exercise to a whole new level. We can't wait to see
what LOMA has planned for the C7.
For more info you can contact Mario at:
212.653.0962 New York
362.045.705 Kuala Lumpur
The Vette Nut's
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