The first retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition will be auctioned to the highest bidder at Barrett-Jackson’s Collector Car Event in Palm Beach, Florida on April 3rd. The Winning bidder will also be able to tour the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, MI where the hand-built LS7 and LS9 engines are assembled and the winner can watch the car be assembled at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon pays homage to the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Notable features include the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, 19/20″ wheels with Michelin PS2 tires, F55 Magnetic Ride Control and enhanced cooling. 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 enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift.
The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon is limited to 500 units and will feature its own unique VIN making this a true collectible. The offering of the first retail production Z06 Carbon at Barrett-Jackson is another example of GM using the high-profile event to raise awareness for its sports and muscle car offerings. In 2008, the first retail production Corvette ZR1 sold for $1,000,000 and the first 2010 Camaro sold for $350,000. In January 2010, GM auctioned a limited edition Z06 427 for $200,000. In all three cases, the money received for the cars was donated to charity.
The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction runs from April 1 to April 3 in Palm Beach Florida. Check out SPEED TV for live coverage of the auction.
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