Just yesterday we brought you news on the new upgrades and packages for the 2011 Corvette Z06, and today the first of the cars off the line is wearing it all--and more. Created in tribute to the 1960 Le Mans class-winning Briggs Cunningham Corvette, the #00001 2011 Z06 gets a special exterior and interior treatment to mirror the original.
Blue racing stripes on white paint are the core of the theme, along with a special set of decals denoting the car's tribute status. Also on the table are options not even dreamed up yet in 1960, courtesy of the CFZ and Z07 appearance and performance packages, including carbon fiber trim and body work, carbon ceramic brakes and a new exhaust.
The car will be sold in a novel manner: the National Corvette Museum, which currently owns the car, will sell it at its $85,000 cost, provided the buyer donates $300,000 to the museum. That's a steep total price for the special-edition Corvette, but it's a one-off and a tie to racing legend, so it may prove worth it over the long haul. As Corvette Blogger, the source of the photos, notes, the first 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition sold for $297,000 at auction.