The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette GT1 Championship Edition will be available on the coupe, convertible and Z06 models. This GT1 package is meant to commemorate the last year of the Corvette Racing C6.R team's participation in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series and at Le Mans.
The changes will not happen under the hood. The package includes color options, 'Jake' logos from the Corvette Racing Team, and the team's victories will be displayed on the lower section of the door. There will be embroidery on the seats and center armrests, and there will be black leather sporting yellow accent stitching.
In total, there will be just 600 examples of the GT1 produced. There will be 100 of each model in each color with sales expected to begin in the spring.By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009
Chevrolet Introduces 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition at Sebring 12-Hour RaceChevrolet and Corvette Racing introduce a limited edition to commemorate a decade of success
Today Chevrolet introduced the limited production GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes at Sebring International Raceway. The GT1 Championship Edition (Regular Production Option GT1) commemorates the success of Corvette Racing and the Corvette C6.R:
• Eight American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers and team championships
• Five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class champions
Included in the GT1 Championship Edition package:
• 74 victories in international sports car competition
Graphics inspired by C6.R livery feature Corvette Racing 'Jake' mascot, ALMS championships, and driver flags
ZR1-style body color full-width spoiler and chrome wheels
Custom leather-wrapped ebony interior with exclusive yellow accent stitching
GT1 embroidery on leather seats, instrument panel, and center console armrest
Special engine cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering
Windshield banner (owner installed)
GT1 Championship Edition to be produced in Corvette coupe, convertible and Z06 models in spring 2009:
Engine : 6.2 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 430 hp
Torque: 424 ft-lbs
Engine : 7.0 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 505 hp
Torque: 470 ft-lbs
Engine : 6.2 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 620 hp
Torque: 595 ft-lbs
Available in 45Ú Velocity Yellow (with black headlamps) or 41Ú Black
Specific VIN sequence 300001 series for 45Ú Velocity Yellow representing the No. 3 Corvette C6.R
Specific VIN sequence 400001 series for 41Ú Black representing the No. 4 Corvette C6.R
Production limited to 100 per each color and body style combination (600 total)
Coupe and convertible versions also include Z51 Performance Package and NPP Performance Exhaust
Optional MX0 6-speed paddle shift automatic on coupe and convertible
Optional C2L dual roof package on coupe
Optional Ú3Ú Navigation System on all models
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 252,000 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries. In 2008, GM sold 8.35 million cars and trucks globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the Únited States, followed by China, Brazil, the Únited Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.Source - GM
Because of GM's bankruptcy only 125 out of 600 GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes were produced.
77 Total Velocity Yellow GT1
- 29 Velocity Yellow Coupes
- 10 Velocity Yellow Convertibles
- 38 Velocity Yellow Z06s
48 Total Black GT1
- 24 Black Coupes
- 7 Black Convertibles
- 17 Black Z06s
The GT1 Championship Editions celebrates Corvette C6.R Racing success.
- American LeMans Series GT1 manufacturers Champions for 8 years
- 5 times 24 Hours of Le Mans GT1 Champions
- Over 70 victories in ALMS racing
- 2009 24 Hours of LeMans
Included in the package:
- C6.R livery inspired graphics feature Corvette Racing 'Jake', Championships and flags.
- ZR1 style body color full width spoiler and chrome wheels
- Custom leather wrapped ebony interior with exclusive yellow accent stitching
- GT1 embroidery on the leather seats, instrument panel, and center console armrests.
- Special engine cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering
- Windshield banner - owner installed.
Available in either Coupe 4LT ($65,310), Convertible 4LT ($71,815), and Z06 3LZ ($86,385).