Corvette has added a new member to its line-up of vehicles, limited to only 500 pieces. The Z06 Carbon celebrates the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans. The kit – announced today by General Motors – includes a carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber body panels and the magnetic ride active damping system of its supercharged sibling.
The limited edition Z06 has Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers. Black 20-spoke 19 inch front/20 inch rear wheels are outfitted with Michelin PS2 tires. Other features include Magnetic Selective Ride Control 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 Supersonic Blue. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, black carbon fiber rockers and splitter complement the full design improvement. For track events, customers got Euro-styled racing numbers.
On the inside 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 steering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed headrest. The suede is used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors.
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.