In putting together the package for the GT1 Championship Edition, Team Corvette wanted to do a special edition for the racing fan to commemorate the 10 years of ALMS GT1 racing. Working with the Corvette Racing team, designers came up with a livery that strikes a balance between the Corvette C6.Rs and the new Corvette GR1 production street cars. These special editions also serve to reinforce the PROVEN theory that racing sells cars. With each sale of a GT1 Championship Corvette, internal processes at GM will credit Corvette Racing as the reason for the sale.
These photos were taken at the unveiling of the 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship edition at Sebring International Raceway. The package includes a bevy of “Jakes” the skull and Corvette flags mascot of Corvette Racing, as well as several unique features like the ebony leather-wrapped interior with yellow stitching on the shift knob, center console and seats, black headlights for Velocity Yellow Corvettes and the ZR1 spoiler.
For more on the GT1 Championship Edition, check out our exclusive video of the six Corvette Racing drivers unveiling the car at Sebring.
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