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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition news, pictures, and information
Taking track-to-street technology to a new levelWhen 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 wîth 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 wîth 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 wîth 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.
|Engine : 7.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 505 hp
Torque: 470 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
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 §teering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed headrest. The suede used on the §teering 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 wîth the full-width body color spoiler. It can also be purchased wîth 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.Source - Chevrolet
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