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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition March 10, 2010

Posted by wilsonniblett in Auto News, Enthusiastic Commentary.
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FRont view of 2011 Carbon Z06 Limited Edition Corvette

Rear 3/4 view of 2011 Carbon Z06 Limited Edition Corvette

General Motors has just released the information concerning the 2010 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition.  This is the Corvette Z06 that the “Track Rats” have all been dreaming about.  Features such as the ZR1 brake package, blacked out wheels, ZR1 style magnetic ride are dream features for high performance driving fans!  Couple those features with carbon fiber hood, splitter, rockers and roof panel and you have a ZR1 with the heart of a Z06.

Chevrolet has seen the need to offer certain features of this combination seperately.  Since some Track Rats may only want the performance features, they have resurrected a Z07 Performance Package code to offer the mechanical upgrades on a standard Z06.  Equally cool is the fact that you can order a CFZ Z06 that will give the client all the carbon fiber features on a Z06 without having to opt for the mechanical upgrades.

The Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, Z07 and CFZ Z06 option packages will be available in August 2010.  As a Track Rat myself, I cannot wait.

Here is the official GM Press Release

DETROIT — 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. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 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.”

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

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1. Chevrolet MA - September 28, 2010

With all of that carbon fiber, this must be really fast. I wonder how well it handles in the corners.


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