2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Edition


2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Edition

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Edition

Marking his championship tenure with Corvette Racing’s GT1-class domination in the ALMS, Corvette racing living legend Ron Fellows is celebrated with a specially prepared 2007 Corvette Z06 production model. All are distinguished by Arctic White paint (including the door handles) that is accented with a racing-style fender stripe and Ron Fellows’ autograph.

The front fender graphics are reminiscent of the identifying graphics of the Corvette GT1 race car. They feature double Monterey Red Metallic stripes with Machine Silver borders and Fellows’ autograph in a contrasting Victory Red shade, along with the callouts of the championship years when he was at the wheel. There is also a maple leaf logo motif incorporated with the graphics, a nod to Fellows� Canadian heritage. Indeed, the red-over-white color scheme of the car�s paint and graphics represents Canada’s colors.

This special Corvette Z06 is the first signed special edition in Corvette’s 54-year history, and is the first Arctic White Z06 ever offered. Only 399 are planned for production: approximately 300 for the United States, 33 for Canada and 66 for other export markets.

Exterior cues include a full-width racing spoiler and a unique windshield banner. Additional standard equipment includes the well-equipped 2LZ package and chrome wheels. Special interior appointments include:

-Red seats, center console, door panels and instrument panel
-Red, leather-covered armrest with a Corvette-signature ‘cross flags’ logo that is hand-signed and numbered by Ron Fellows
-Tech pattern interior trim

An accomplished road racer, Ron Fellows is inextricably woven into the Corvette Racing team�s success. He helped test and develop the first Corvette C5.R race car and recorded the team�s first win in 2000. Fellows also grabbed the ALMS GTS class championship in 2002 and shared that position in 2003 and’04. Fellows has been a part of all six consecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers championships for Chevrolet, and was voted the most popular ALMS driver in 2004 and’05. Additionally, he has slipped behind the wheel of NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevy Monte Carlo SS race cars when the series hits road courses. He’s also scored a pair of NASCAR Craftsman Truck series wins, three NASCAR Busch Series wins, 19 SCCA Trans Am wins and was the GM Player’s Challenge champion in 1989.

The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 will be available this spring. It carries an MSRP of $77,500, including destination. OnStar and the navigation system are the only options; and when equipped with them, the price is $79,945

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
price $ $ 77,500
engine Cast Aluminum LS7 V8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves w/Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Fuel Injection
displacement 7011 cc / 427.8 in³
bore 104.8 mm / 4.13 in
stroke 101.6 mm / 4.0 in
compression 11.0:1
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 71.32 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 352.11 bhp per tonne
torque 644.01 nm / 475 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Composite Body Panels over Hydroformed Steel Frame w/Aluminum & Magnesium Structural Components
driven wheels RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
front tires 275/35ZR18
rear tires 325/30ZR19
front brakes Vented & Cross Drilled Rotors w/6 Piston Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Vented & Cross Drilled Rotors w/4 Piston Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18.0 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 30.5 cm / 19 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
r suspension Wishbones w/Upper & Lower Control Arms, Transverse Composite Leaf Spring, Monotube Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1420 kg / 3130 lbs
wheelbase 2686 mm / 105.7 in
front track 1577 mm / 62.1 in
rear track 1542 mm / 60.7 in
length 4435 mm / 174.6 in
width 1930 mm / 76.0 in
height 1246 mm / 49.1 in
transmission Tremec M6 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.97:1, 2.07:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.71:1, 0.57:1
final drive 3.42:1
top speed ~318.7 kph / 198 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.6 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12 seconds