A Vietnam Veteran’s Journey with Sofia, the 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette: A Passion for Performance and Perfection
In the world of Corvette enthusiasts, Michael Fisch stands out as a true aficionado. At 74, he proudly owns a 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette Coupe, which he affectionately calls “Sofia.” This remarkable car has captured the hearts of many with its striking color and impeccable modifications. Join us as we delve into the story of Michael Fisch and his meticulously maintained Atomic Orange Corvette.
A Love Born at the Indy 500:
For Michael, his journey with “Sofia” began with love at first sight during the 2007 Indy 500 race. The pace car leading the pack was an Atomic Orange Corvette, a sight that left an indelible mark on Michael. He knew he had stumbled upon something truly special with only 1,749 Atomic Orange Corvettes produced that year. A few years later, fortune smiled upon him, and he became the proud owner of one of these limited-edition beauties.
Meticulous Care and Low Mileage:
Sofia boasts just over 28,000 miles on her odometer, a testament to the careful hands that have nurtured her. Michael’s dedication to maintaining her pristine condition is evident in his attention to detail. Notably, the Corvette has never seen a rainy day, ventured onto gravel or dirt roads, and never tasted the bitterness of snow.
A Unique Personal Touch:
What truly sets Michael’s Atomic Orange Corvette apart are the thirty-eight carbon fiber sticker decals that adorn the interior. Each piece received the royal treatment with four to five coats of Atomic Orange paint, followed by four to five coats of clear gloss. All the paint used came from Automotive Touchup, known for its exceptional quality. The result is a cabin that radiates the same fiery vibrancy as the car’s exterior.
Power and Performance:
Beyond aesthetics, Michael’s Corvette is a beast under the hood. With Kooks long tube 1 7/8 headers and a Borla exhaust featuring the S-type Catback system and Polyphonic X-pipe, Sofia produces an estimated 472 rear-wheel horsepower according to a dyno test. As for the crankshaft, the power figures are estimated to reach an impressive 570 to 580 horsepower. This Corvette is not just about looks; it’s a true performance machine.
2007 Atomic Orange Corvette Unique Upgrades:
Sofia’s modifications go beyond the surface. Under the hood, you’ll find a series of enhancements that include:
- Ported and Polished Heads
- COMP CAMS 54-459-11 CAM
- COMP CAMS Trunnion upgrade kit
- COMP CAMS Hi-Tech pushrods
- COMP CAMS dual valve springs and light tool steel Retainer kit
- TRICK FLOW SPECIALIST’S hydraulic roller set and lash adjusters.
- KOOKS 1 7/8 long tube headers and reducer cone collectors
- HOLLEY 223-10 iNTECH cold air intake
- NGK 7397 TR15 Iridium 1X spark plugs
- YANK SS series torque converter with a 3000 RPM stall speed
- BORLA S-TYPE Catback exhaust system with a Polyphonic X-pipe
In addition to these upgrades, final touches included the installation of EDELBROCK 22716 MAX-FIRE Elite-Performance spark plug wire set and FIC 60lb 72 LBS/HR 58 PSI Fuel Injectors, replacing the stock 36 LBS/HR injectors.
Custom Tuning for Peak Performance:
Sofia’s power is managed through a custom dyno calibration, facilitated by the HP Tuners RTD Device, ensuring that every ounce of horsepower is put to good use on the road.
Michael Fisch 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette Photo Gallery:
Perfectly Preserved Miniature Model 2007 Corvette Pace Cars:
Michael Fisch’s passion for the 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette goes beyond his life-sized Sofia. He has also curated a collection of model cars that pay homage to the iconic 2007 Indy 500 Pace Car Corvette. These scale models beautifully replicate the awe-inspiring Atomic Orange beauty that led to his love for the car. The real 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette Pace Car, a limited-edition gem, had the honor of leading the legendary Indy 500 race. Its striking appearance left an indelible mark, both on Michael and in the world of automotive enthusiasts. If you’d like to learn more about the history and significance of the 2007 Atomic Orange Indy Pace Car Corvette, you can check out our dedicated blog post on the subject here.
This 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette Model Car Mirrors the Glory of the Indy 500 Pace Car.
Michael Fisch’s 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette, lovingly named Sofia, is more than just a car; it’s a testament to a lifelong passion for excellence and performance. With its striking appearance and meticulous care, this limited-edition beauty is a true masterpiece on wheels. From the roar of its exhaust to the beauty of its Atomic Orange paint, Sofia is a Corvette who commands attention and respect wherever she goes. Michael Fisch and his Corvette are a shining example of Corvette enthusiasts’ enduring love for their cherished automobiles.
Unlocking the 2007 Corvette’s Production Numbers
Would you like to explore the production numbers for the 2007 Corvette and gain a deeper understanding of its rarity? You can find all the details you’re looking for in our dedicated blog post. Delve into the world of the 2007 C6 and discover just how special the 2007 Atomic Orange Corvette truly is. 2007 Model Year Corvette Production Numbers.
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