2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

Finally, we have some exciting news regarding the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition! Every couple of months since 2011 Corvette production started, I’ve been firing off emails to assorted Corvette team members asking about the start of production for the Carbon Edition and how much will it cost. Today we learned that production is expected to start sometime in early 1st Quarter 2011. And the price? Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles tells us the 2011 Corvette Z06 will MSRP at $90,960 and if you select all the option boxes, a loaded 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition will sell for $99,925.

It was back in March at Sebring that Chevy first pulled back the curtain to unveil the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. Representing track-to-street technology transfer as well as an answer to calls from customers to offer a Z06 complete with ZR1 brakes, Magnetic Ride Control and additional carbon fiber panels, the Z06 Carbon Edition is to be the most trackable Corvette offered to date.

The Z06 Carbon Edition features the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with dark gray metallic calipers and black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels rolling on Michelin PS2 tires. Magnetic Selective Ride Control is offered for the first time on the Z06 as well as enhanced cooling.

Exterior enhancements include choice of color, Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue, as well as 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.

Inside you’ll find an ebony and suede interior with blue or orange stitching. The use of suede is pervasive throughout the Carbon Edition and in addition to the seating surfaces, you’ll find it on the steering wheel, shifter, armrests and doors.

Initial production was to start in late summer of 2010, then it was pushed back to November 2010 and now January/February 2011. As the Corvette Museum announced last week the plan to raffle the #003 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition on January 13, 2011, we feel pretty confident that Corvette enthusiasts will finally be able to get their hands on one of the most unique limited edition Corvettes ever offered.


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[VIDEO] 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Walk Around

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. What is with the huge price jump? Wasn’t the zo6 around $73,000 two years ago? The 2011 zo6 is listed starting price of $74,000 on chevrolet.com. What is with the huge price difference, or is it just the Carbon Edition that starts at $90k? Sigh, all I want is a white zo6 for Christmas…

  2. @ Jon

    Carbon brakes are spendy options on some exotics ($10-15k). I’m sure the magnetic shocks are not cheap either.

  3. not the best idea imo. If you wanted a faster vette to rape on track, drag and brag about, you’d get the ZR1. If you wanted a regular vette, you’d get the Z06. If you wanted a ??? you get this? I mean the ZR1 gets the job done so why make this one? Most of the upgrade it has is from the ZR1.

  4. @Dave Actually, you’d be wrong. The Z06 will be lighter by a significant amount (in front where it counts most) and is going to be significantly faster than the stock Z06.

    Essentially you’re getting a track ready Vette that doesn’t carry the extra investment of the ZR1, with more tractable power that can be used all day long (keeping a motor that’s both 6.2l and boosted cool while flogging it for all it’s worth, let’s just say there’s inherent challenges). Also there are certain restrictions in racing – you can’t run a ZR1 in any race that precludes using boost. Also, racing this thing? Think about how fast you’ll blow through those huge tires. I’d keep the extra 20k or so for things like that.

    Besides, if any of the other LS motors are any indication, you’re not much farther than a hot cam and an ECU tune from having all of the ZR1’s power with the LS7 anyway. With ZR1 brakes, running gear and suspension and the fact that it’s even lighter and you won’t be wishing you’d spent the extra money for the ‘halo’ car.

    This also fixes the main flaws with the Z06 in the current lineup. The magnetic shocks (the Z06 lacks them but the lower tiered versions have them) are the key to getting the Vette to ride like a proper 50k+ car and still have all the ability to handle the power mid turn like it needs to, and without the shocks the Z06 is a pure track/hooligan’s car, which unfortunately limits it’s sales appeal.

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