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.”
“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.