Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by dani san, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. In 2010, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

    "Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Chevrolet 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."

    The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is another example of the expanded Corvette line-up. Five years ago, customers had the choice of a Corvette coupe or convertible. With the addition of the Z06, Grand Sport coupe and convertible and ZR1, Corvette enthusiasts now have more choices than ever.

    "For track use, the Chevy Z06 Carbon is the best balanced Corvette yet. It combines the lightweight and naturally-aspirated Z06 engine with the road-holding and braking of the ZR1," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer. "For technical tracks like Laguna Seca, the Z06 Carbon could shave up to three seconds off the Z06 lap time."

    This limited edition Z06 will boast Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers. These powerful brakes were first introduced on the ZR1. Black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels complement the car's Michelin PS2 tires. Other mechanical features include Magnetic Selective Ride Control for the first time on the Z06 and enhanced cooling. The car also features a special carbon pattern engine cover.

    The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition will be available in two colors: 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 enhance the Z06's dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift. For track events, customers can also install the Euro-styled racing numbers that come with each car.

    The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition's ebony leather and suede interior is complemented by blue or orange seat stitching to match the exterior color chosen. Other features include a unique steering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed headrest. The suede used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors add to the luxury of this limited edition Z06.

    An optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition can be added to a regular 2011 Z06. This package also includes Competition Gray 20-spoke wheels and all the chassis and cooling upgrades.

    The CFZ Z06 carbon fiber package includes black carbon fiber rockers, splitter and roof panel with the full-width body color spoiler. It can also be purchased with or without the Z07 package on regular Z06 models.

    The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, as well as the new Z07 and CFZ Z06 option packages will be available in late summer of 2010.

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  2. That actually looks pretty sharp.
     
  3. At least they got rid of the hood window.
     
  4. Cool. I like it.
     
  5. Well this is a Z06 not a ZR1 so it doesn't have that hood window.
     
  6. looks great, if only it had a decent interior.
     
  7. Hahahahaha... could I fail any more?
     
  8. My God! what stunning looks! I want this one!!!!
     
  9. Looks fantastic. Glad the head lights have been darkened!!!
     
  10. Nice color, but I hate special editions that have no substance to them.
     
  11. damn this car looks so badass. but only 500 will be made? damn i wouldnt be surprised if the dealers will be charging over 100k
     
  12. Spec-V shits on this.
     
  13. The standard ZR1 should look like this.
     
  14. Well, this one does have some substance to it.
     
  15. ZR1 shits on spec v
     
  16. Viper ACR shits on this.
     
  17. I didn't read carefully enough. ZR1 tech: cool beans man.
     
  18. do want
     
  19. But it does still have the subtle bulge of the ZR1's hood, so this is basically exactly what a ZR1 would look like without the dumb hood window.
     
  20. does it weight any less? btw it is the better looking vette at the moment imo
     
  21. I would hope so since it has a CF roof, splitter, and rocker panels.
     
  22. should have gave it different wheels than the ZR1. its basically a ZR1 with a Z06 engine instead, and some new side vents.

    i still like it......but im not impressed.
     
  23. take that damn number off the side and then i'll buy one
     
  24. Yeah, I'm sure that's what's holding you back.
     
  25. It is not any lighter than a stock ZO6, the bigger wheels and tires make up for all the fancy plastic.
     

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