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SEMA 2011: GM Plans to Show Two Tribute Corvettes at Las Vegas Convention

by Keith Cornett on October 28, 2011

Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows 'Hall of Fame' Tribute

With SEMA coming up next week, we’ve been wondering what the General will have in store for Corvette fans at the show and now we have the answer! In a sea of Camaros and the sporty new Sonics, you’ll find two “tribute” Corvettes at the 2011 show: The Ron Fellows “Hall of Fame” Corvette Z06 and the Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept.

Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame’ Tribute

Ron Fellows, Corvette Racing ambassador and the “Mayor of Mosport” was presented this stunning Corvette Z06 “Hall of Fame” tribute car at his induction to the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame in September. Like the 2007 Corvette Z06 named after the former Corvette racing champion, there are several personal touches we really appreciate including the Canadian maple leaf motif on the Grand Sport hashmarks, as well as the #3 Carbon-styled door graphics.

“Ron Fellows has a long, distinguished racing career, including driving on the championship Corvette Racing C5.R and C6.R teams. That resume helped earn him an induction to the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2011. This Torch Red show car honors Fellows’ service behind the wheel, using accessories offered from Chevrolet matched with custom graphics. It’s a fitting salute to one of the fastest men ever to drive a Corvette.”

Vehicle highlights include:

  • Z06 Performance Package (Z07)
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings
  • Carbon fiber raised hood
  • Black headlamp housings and mirrors
  • Red brake calipers
  • Ebony interior with red stitching
  • Suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching
  • Centennial-model seats
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package
  • Racing-style graphics that honor racing wins, National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport

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Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept

We first saw the Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Tribute at the Corvettes at Carlisle show in August. This special one-year color honors the long running Corvette show founded by Chip and Bill Miller. GM outfitted the Carlisle Blue Grand Sport with a bevy of Genuine Corvette Accessories so it should feel right at home on the floor at SEMA.

This Corvette celebrates 30 years of “Corvettes at Carlisle,” one of the largest annual Corvette events in North America. It introduces a new Carlisle Blue exterior, new Silver-painted Torque 2 wheels and Pearl White full-length racing stripes. The Carlisle Grand Sport also showcases all-out performance with a dual-mode exhaust and Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Corvette was born to race, and that performance DNA runs through every inch of this unique Grand Sport.

Vehicle highlights include:

  • LS3 6.2L with dry sump oil system – hand-built at GM’s Performance Build Center
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • Gray six-piston brake calipers (2012 option)
  • Goodyear® F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires
  • Dual-mode exhaust system
  • New Carlisle Blue Metallic exterior
  • Cyber Gray headlamps (2012 option)
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Torque 2 silver-painted wheels in 18×10-inch (front) and 19×12-inch (rear)
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Carbon Fiber Ground Effects – front splitter and rockers
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory full-width rear spoiler
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT hood blanket
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Pearl White full-length stripe kit
  • 4LT trim level with Ebony/Titanium leather color interior and blue stitching
  • New-for-2012 Bose® Premium Audio with nine speakers, USB port and audio jack with iPod® integration on the touch screen
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT Ebony floor mats
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT console lid
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package

Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept
Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept

CorvetteBlogger will be out at SEMA to cover all the action this year and our live coverage starts with the opening of the show on Tuesday. I’ve already bulked up on video tapes and extra camera batteries for the show so if there is anything specific you’d like to see or to have us find out more information about a particular part or vendor, let us know!


Sources:
General Motors

Related:
[VIDEO] Unveiling the 2012 Ron Fellows SEMA/Spring Mountain Corvette Z06
[VIDEO] Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Walk-Around of the 2012 Corvette
[PICS] Corvettes at Carlisle

 

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