We caught up with Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles at the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring and he graciously gave us a few minutes to talk about a variety of subjects relating to Corvettes. Some of the topics we discussed include the latest changes for the current 2011 model year, the new Corvette Z06X track concept car and the progress of the C7 Corvette.
A couple of comments about the interview. Regarding the C7, I’m beginning to think the next generation Corvette may not be quite as close as a 2013 model (and 60th Anniversary) as has been discussed. But we remain hopeful as well as on the lookout for a 2012 collectors/commemorative edition (a la 1982, 1996, 2004) that would signal the end of the C6 generation.
And speaking of special cars, we did get a confirmation that “something special” would be unveiled later this month at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash. What I found interesting was that Harlan compared it to the unveiling of the 2010 Grand Sport, which was a much bigger deal than say last year’s unveiling of the 2011 Z06 Le Mans 50th Anniversary Edition. I guess we’ll just have to wait see!
A quick thanks again to Harlan for taking the time to talk with us.