2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited EditionEnlarge Photo
The Chevrolet Corvette has an ala-cart selection of options. There is base model, the Grand Sport which used the base LS3 engine with some Z06 goodies, the Z06 and it’s 7 liter motor, and the world-class ZR1.
What was missing in the model range was a Z06 version of the Grand Sport; A ZR1 with everything except the rip-snorting, supercharged LS9.
Today, GM has given news that they will make a track oriented version of the Z06 called the Carbon Limited Edition, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette racing at the 24 Hours of LeMans.
Features from the ZR1 include the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, 19 and 20 inch 20 spoke wheels and the Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
The car gets a plethora of carbon fiber bits: the raised hood, rocker panels and splitter. Two body colors will be available Orange Inferno and a new Supersonic Blue. The numbers seen on the car comes with the car and can be installed by the customer.
Inside will feature seat stitching to make the body color of the car and suede on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts armrests and the door panels.
From the press release: “For track use, the 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.”
Only 500 of these limited Corvettes are going to be produced.