We got great news tonight from General Motors regarding the production status of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition. Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles has confirmed that the Supersonic Blue or Inferno Orange Z06s will be available for ordering from your Chevrolet dealer beginning on February 21, 2011.
Special Edition Corvettes
This video is awesome on so many levels. First, the lure of hooning a rented car is strong motivation enough, but when that rental is a Velocity Yellow Corvette ZHZ from Hertz, your sense of right and wrong goes out the door. But the real beauty of this video is the relationship between father and daughter. She will never forget the day her dad taught her how to do donuts in a yellow Corvette and believe me, neither will he.
The Corvette Museum’s Motorsport Park project got a shot in the arm on Friday night following the sale of the 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. The sale of the White/Blue one-off VIN #001 Corvette Z06 for $210,000 to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was probably a little lower than what the NCM was looking for, but every little bit helps!
At the Corvette Museum’s 2010 C5/C6 Bash, GM unveiled a special 2011 Corvette Z06 that was a tribute to Corvette’s 50th Anniversary of racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Painted white with blue racing stripes, the Z06 Corvette matches the livery of the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won its class and finished 8th overall. The NCM announced today that the 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 will be auctioned next week at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and the proceeds will go to the NCM’s planned 500-acre motorsports park.
Serial #003 of Chevrolet’s new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition will be raffled tomorrow by the National Corvette Museum at 2pm Central. Tickets are $300 each and the raffle is limited to just 1,000 tickets. As of Tuesday, only 324 tickets have been sold.
One of our favorite models of the C4 era is the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. Just 1,000 Grand Sports were built and only 190 were convertibles. Combine the historical connotations of the 1963 Grand Sports with the 1996′s Admiral Blue and White exterior, unique VIN and a one-year-only optional V8 engine and you’ve got something that is a collector’s dream.
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.
Each year, the hottest car designs are showcased at SEMA in Las Vegas. This year was no different, as the Chevy Corvette and Chevy Camaro were among those that showed off new packages. Both featured carbon fiber attributes and designs inspired from the ALMS Corvette C6.R, built by the Pratt & Miller team. Here is another official video from Chevy featuring designers Dave Ross and Adam Barry talking about the Jake Edition Corvette and the Z06x track car, as well as the other SEMA show vehicles which included Camaro and Silverado.
Chevy’s Marketing Manager of Performance Cars John Fitzpatrick and Gary Mulder, GM Performance Division and builder of the SEMA track concept cars were out at Spring Mountain to talk about the Camaro SSx and the Corvette Z06x. Interest in the Z06x track car is very high but according to Fitzpatrick, the concept exists only as a test bed to showcase the racing accessories available from GM Performance Parts, as well as Pratt and Miller and Pfadt Race Engineering.
Chevrolet will bring two exciting concepts to the SEMA show which kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Joining the Jake Grand Sport special edition we saw in the GM SEMA preview video is one of the most exciting concepts we’ve seen from Team Corvette: the 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept.