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2010 Corvette Production By The Numbers (So Far)

When the GM rolled out the Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles thought the new model would account for about half of all Corvette production. He was right. So far though April 14, 51% of all Corvettes built are Grand Sports. While the Grand Sport has helped increase the amount of convertibles built from 20% of Model Year production in 2009 to 28% in 2010, the shocker is how much the Grand Sport has reduced the number of Z06s, to just 4% of production. Perhaps now we see why the Corvette Z06 is getting all the attention for 2011.

Corvette Bash: 2011 Corvette Z06 Enhancements

The big news coming out of the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash is the enhancements made to the 2011 Z06. The last couple of years have seen the Z06 bracketed by two new models, the high performance ZR1 and the better than stock Corvette Grand Sport. Other than a few updates, the Z06 remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 2006. In refreshing the Z06, Corvette engineers listened to the owners have provided several enhancements designed to keep the Z06 on the cutting edge of performance while maintaining its edge as the most trackable Corvette in the model lineup.

Inferno Orange vs Atomic Orange


On the left is the 2011 Corvette featuring the new Inferno Orange exterior. On the right is a C6 Corvette painted in Atomic Orange. Which color do you prefer?

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Check out more 2011 Inferno Orange Corvette photos from the C5/C6 Bash.

 

Very First 2011 Corvette Z06 is Tribute to 50th Anniversary of First Le Mans Win

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.

New machine face wheel is one of the new options for the 2011 Corvette

This afternoon, GM’s Corvette Team presented the new 2011 Corvette to several hundred owners and enthusiasts at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in Bowling Green. One of the themes for the 2011 rollout is that Corvette buyers will have more choices than ever to personalize their Corvettes inside and out with a host of new options. Previous options that were restricted to certain models like Magnetic Selective Ride Control are also being made available on all models.

Corvette Values: Introducing Inferno Orange on a 2011 Corvette
Stay tuned as well be bring the latest news from Bowling Green throughout the day. This morning at the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash, GM rolled out a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with the new Inferno Orange metallic exterior. Initially GM indicated that the new color would be featured on the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition, but it appears that the two new colors, Inferno Orange and Supersonic Blue will be available in all models.

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