Getting the road-only Corvettes closest to their Corvette track-only siblings seems to be Chevrolet’s main goal. In 2006, the Corvette Z06 was introduced as the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. Of course, then came along the Corvette ZR1 and closed that gap even further. Today, Corvette continues its track-to-street transformation with the new 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.
“Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette”s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet General Manager. “With a limited production of 500 units, this car is a must-have for the true Corvette collector and driving enthusiast.”
This limited edition Corvette Z06 uses Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with dark gray metallic calipers. Other performance enhancing and mechanical changes include Magnetic Selective Ride Control, available for the first time on the Z06 and enhanced cooling.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon will be available in two colors including Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, and black carbon fiber rockers and splitter will give it a more aggressive look and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift. For track events, customers can also install the Euro-styled racing numbers that come with each car.
The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon Limited Edition will go on sale later this summer. Prices will be announced closer to launch.
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– By: Omar Rana