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2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2010

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Corvette Racing’s now ubiquitous mascot Jake is sooo huge, Corvette owners will turn to Genuine Corvette Accessories to create their Jake special editions. That’s the thinking by GM with the release of the 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept which showcases many new GCA accessories featuring the factory race team’s icon.

Like last year’s 2010 Grand Sport that showcased the parts and accessories available through any Chevrolet dealer’s parts department, the 2011 Jake Edition is a showcase Corvette Grand Sport with Z06 wheels in Competition Gray finish. The Jake hood graphic featured on the 2009 GT1 ALMS Championship Edition is on the hood as well as the black Jake badge replacing the Grand Sport’s chrome badge.

Some of the accessories are not yet available, hence the concept name. Coming soon are Jake-logo floor mats, console lid and wheel center caps.

“Jake is more than the mascot for Corvette Racing, he personifies the Corvette spirit,” said Dave Ross, design manager. “We designed this concept to demonstrate how any enthusiast could create his own Jake special model with parts available from any Chevrolet dealership.”

“The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it,” said Ross. “With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there’s virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others.”

2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept
2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept 2011 Corvette Grand Sport Jake Edition Concept

To build this particular Coupe, the buyer can select Black with Black leather interior with custom stitching and the crossed-flags embroidery on the seats. The Jake hood graphic and Z06 wheels are available throught GCA currently and then owners can add the other accessories as they become available.

Here is the full press release from General Motors:


2011 CHEVROLET CORVETTE JAKE EDITION CONCEPT

He started off as a discreet logo in 2005 that symbolized a tenacious attitude of the Corvette Racing team and ever since, the skull mascot known as Jake has grown to embody the determination and triumphs of the team. Now, Chevrolet designers have created the Corvette Jake Edition Concept, a special Grand Sport convertible concept vehicle that celebrates Corvette’s racing spirit.

The Corvette Jake Edition is a Grand Sport Coupe, with Z06 wheels featuring the Competition Gray finish. The matte Jake hood graphic from the GT1 commemorative model adds a subtle visual statement, while a host of other accessories round out the car’s unique appearance. Most of the parts added to this special Grand Sport are available today as Genuine Corvette Accessories or through any Chevrolet dealer’s parts department.

“Jake is more than the mascot for Corvette Racing, he personifies the Corvette spirit,” said Dave Ross, design manager. “We designed this concept to demonstrate how any enthusiast could create his own Jake special model with parts available from any Chevrolet dealership.”

Some of the accessories used to create the Corvette Jake concept are not currently available, but are planned for future release, including Jake-logo floor mats, console lid, wheel center caps and more. Other parts, including the hood graphic and Z06 wheels, are offered as Genuine Corvette Accessories.

“The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it,” said Ross. “With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there’s virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others.”

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

Exterior:

  • Black color
  • Corvette Z06 wheels in Competition Gray
  • “Corvette”-logo windshield header graphic (concept)
  • GT1 Championship Edition Jake-logo hood graphic
  • Jake-logo wheel center caps (future)
  • Jake-logo fender badge (concept)
  • Jake-logo underhood blanket and lighting package (future)
  • Chevrolet Accessory full-width rear spoiler in Cyber Gray Interior:
  • Ebony leather with titanium stitching and red accents on the seats
  • Chevrolet Accessory interior trim kit
  • Chevrolet Accessory racing pedal kit
  • Chevrolet Accessory “Jake” floor mats (future)
  • Chevrolet Accessory “Jake” console lid (future) Performance:
  • LS3 6.2L V-8 with Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission
  • Chevrolet Accessory Tech-pattern engine cover


Source:
General Motors

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