For Sale: First Ever Mallett C5
First Mallett C5 ever produced is for sale!
Mallett s/n-MM-EX-001 (1 of 1 ever produced)
This fully-documented Mallett Cars Ltd. development vehicle being offered for sale is the first (and only) Mallett conversion produced in 1997 (Mallett conversions began w/ the 1998 model year). Officially the first Mallett 435 package conversion, it was used for R&D, and in various venues such as the 1-Lap of America, Car and Driver 0-150-0 shootout and various Corvette-Viper shootout events. Meticulously maintained (and never in an accident), the vehicle was completely refurbished and re-painted prior to the 2002 season. Less than 6000 mi are on the engine, drivetrain and suspension.
MM-EX-001 has been acknowledged as the first C5 race car ever built (1997 1-Lap of America), has appeared in many magazine articles (nationally and internationally), television shows, the Hot Rod Power Tour, and has recently shown up on at least 1 DVD ("Mischief 3000"). Magazine reviewers have long touted how smooth and well-mannered the chassis is. "Once you fold yourself into the Cobra racing seat and strap on the six-point racing harness, the Mallett 435 is actually quite pleasant to drive." "... The result is one of the most stable, planted Corvettes we've driven" (Daniel Pund, Car and Driver, "Supercar Challenge", Sept. 02).
Marlan Davis writes: "You can't go wrong with 700 hp and 27.5 mpg on the highway. Screamin' green, dig it! Cobras, Vipers....You've been slimed." (Hot Rod, "Attack of the Green Slime!", Oct. 02)
Equipped with a 1-of-a-kind supercharged 435 cid engine, this monster puts down over 608 rear-wheel hp (93 oct pump fuel)! The engine is constructed starting with a bulletproof GM Motorsports C5R block. A billet chromoly 4340AQ nitrided crank with chromoly rods and Wiseco forged pistons are custom balanced and blueprinted to provide a trouble-free rotating assembly for operation under the most demanding situations. A custom-modified oversized Vortech supercharger pushes 10 psi through custom ported LS6 heads which utilize lightweight Manley valves. All supercharger air ducting is heavy duty carbon-fiber with high-gloss finish. A custom water-injection system keeps things cool and detonation-free. An oversized 4-core custom radiator and liquid-liquid engine oil cooler help maintain normal operating temperatures during high-performance conditions.
All that power is channeled through an M12 (Z06) 6-speed close-ratio gearbox and 3.42 differential (both blue-printed and cryo-enhanced). An auxiliary cooler with pump is on the transmission, which also cools the differential. A Luk Gold Series high-clamp load clutch won't slip with the extra torque the engine produces.
Huge Michelin 345-30-19 rear tires (275-35-18 front) provide the bite to launch the 3315 lb machine to a top speed of over 200 mph. Wheels are forged billet-aluminum, utilizing the Mallett Classic 10-spoke design (10x18 front, 12.25x19 rear). The wheels are finished in charcoal-gray metallic powdercoat.
Alcon brakes with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers grab the 13.5" slotted rotors through PFC brake pads. The stopping power of these brakes is awesome! The ABS system is intact and fully functional. A Tilton brake bias control has been added next to the driver to fine-tune the rear brakes for the driving conditions.
Double-adjustable Mallett-Penske shocks and full coil-over lowered suspension have helped this car place 2nd and 3rd overall in the 1997/2000 One Lap of America and 3rd overall in the 2001 Car and Driver 0-150-0 shootout. World Challenge front splitter, side rockers and rear spoiler help keep the vehicle firmly planted on the track or street. On-board data-acquisition has shown this vehicle can pull over 1.2G on Michelin street tires (2.6G on slicks!).
The chassis is stiffened and safety is enhanced by a 12 pt. IMSA-style roll cage using 1.75" DOM steel tubing. All joints are TIG welded. The cage is finished with gun-bluing and protective oil. Lightweight carbon-Kevlar race seats are installed while Simpson 5-point harnesses hold you firmly in place. An 11 lb electric-release Halon 1211 fire suppression system (located in the right-rear trunk compartment) has an outlet by the drivers feet, and one in the engine compartment. The battery has also been relocated to the rear trunk for better weight distribution. Factory air conditioning and factory Bose radio and CD are fully functional.
Below are listed the various media that Mallett MM-EX-001 has appeared in.
|Corvette Lifestyles||"The Homecomming"||Review of activities at the National Corvette Museum|
|Hot Rod||CLICK --> "Attack of the Green Slime!"||Editor Ro McGonegal drives Mallett's Green Monster|
|Car and Driver||CLICK --> "Super Tuner Challenge"||2002 0-150-0 supercar shootout.|
|CAR||"Vette Attack"||Review by Anders Odeholm (South Africa)|
|Car and Driver TV||Weekly automotive TV show||Video of car in action from 2001 0-150-0 shootout|
|Dec-01||Bilsport 1-2||"Teknik For Nasta Corvette"||Review by Anders Odeholm (Sweden)|
|Sep-01||Car & Driver||"Supertuner Challenge"||2001 0-150-0 super car shootout review (Copper)|
|Sep-01||Hot Rod||"Power Tour 2001"||2001 Power Tour wrap-up|
|Aug-01||Speedvision pilot||"Emissions Legal Performance"||Video documentary of Mallett Cars Ltd. facility|
|Oct-00||Corvette Fever||"The One Lap Of America"||2000 1-Lap review centering on Mallett Cars|
|Sep-00||Corvette Quarterly||"Corvette Takes a Lap"||2000 1-Lap 1-page review (Copper)|
|Nov-98||Corvette Fever||"The 168 Hours of America"||1998 1-lap review (Silver)|
Reprints of any of the above articles are available from Mallett Cars for potential buyers.