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#105983 - 03/10/10 10:50 AM Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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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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#105984 - 03/11/10 09:49 AM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Great! Another Vette to drool over. I'll add it to my list. banghead
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#105985 - 03/15/10 08:15 PM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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I don't see how 500 units are going to affect Chevy's bottom line noticeably, but I applaud this direction that they are going. I would just like to see them go farther in the direction of the Viper ACR and Porsche GT3 in producing a track specialized car. That is: get rid of expensive and heavy convenience and luxury items and add performance enhancing features.

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#105986 - 03/20/10 10:40 AM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Perhaps after trying this out, you might see some of these panels on up and coming 'regular' Corvettes in coming MY's to help with gas mileage.
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#105987 - 03/21/10 09:43 AM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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hate to say it...but I can think of better things to do with 90 grand..

especially when you can get a standard z06 for mid sixties..

I'd go regular z06 before I'd drop an extra 50 % for the carbon fiber...(just the other side of the coin to consider)

I'm sure its an awesome car...but if I were dropping 90 g's..? (which I'm not) but if I were...I'd go the extra mile ...drop the 10 extra grand for the ZR1...with its supercharged 638hp motor...

My favorite corvette being offered for 2010? I'd take a red grand sport manual with minimal options..for 50 grand.. I think that would be the car I'd buy if my 08 c6 z51 disappeared..

Either that ...or the CTS V coupe.. I'm digging that car too..
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#105988 - 03/21/10 04:28 PM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.B.:
I think that would be the car I'd buy if my 08 c6 z51 disappeared..
Send me your extra fob, address, & daily schedule, and we'll see what we can do laugh
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#105989 - 03/22/10 08:19 AM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.B.:
hate to say it...but I can think of better things to do with 90 grand..

especially when you can get a standard z06 for mid sixties..

I'd go regular z06 before I'd drop an extra 50 % for the carbon fiber...(just the other side of the coin to consider)

I'm sure its an awesome car...but if I were dropping 90 g's..? (which I'm not) but if I were...I'd go the extra mile ...drop the 10 extra grand for the ZR1...with its supercharged 638hp motor...

My favorite corvette being offered for 2010? I'd take a red grand sport manual with minimal options..for 50 grand.. I think that would be the car I'd buy if my 08 c6 z51 disappeared..

Either that ...or the CTS V coupe.. I'm digging that car too..
JB, I agree with you 100%
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#105990 - 04/14/10 02:21 PM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Looks like it came out a lot sooner.

http://www.examiner.com/x-8598-Detroit-Performance-Car-Examiner~y2010m4d13-2011-Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-Carbon-Edition-sells-for-297000-at-Barret-Jackson


One went for $297,000.

Could this be a misprint ?

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#105991 - 05/20/10 02:50 PM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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thats a nice ride WOW
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#105992 - 08/04/10 09:23 AM Re: Carbon ZO6... Official Release
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Saw one in the new orange and it's sticker price was 96,100 eek
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