When Chevrolet first introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition at the Corvette Museum’s Bash in April, they naturally showed the Coupe version in new Corvette Racing Yellow. But if you read the release notes (or watched our video), you would know that the limited-edition salute to Corvette Racing’s C7.R was also available in Convertible form, and yes Batman, it comes in Black.
At the 2015 Bloomington Gold Corvette show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Chevrolet showed off their first Black Convertible Z06 C7.R Edition. Thanks to these photos from Travis Raczynski and our friend Corvette Conti who brought these to our attention, we’re able to share the dark side of the new limited edition Corvette.
The Z06 C7.R Edition is the latest collectible Corvette from Chevrolet. The 650 hp super car is limited to just 500 examples and will have its own VIN sequence. Most buyers will probably check the box for the Coupe version in Corvette yellow, but the black convertible is an intriguing configuration as well. No matter the body style or color, the C7.R Edition Z06 come with black Z06 wheels with the yellow stripe and yellow brake calipers, the new B92 Visible Carbon Fiber hood, Spectra Gray Grille and Vents, and a unique C7.R graphics package which includes the hood stripe with Jake.
At Bloomington Gold, the Black Z06 Corvette C7.R Edition gave us the first look at how the racing stripes are integrated onto the convertible top. Much like 2013’s 60th anniversary 427 Edition where the racing stripes were integrated into the fabric of the convertible top, the C7.R Edition also has the racing stripe in the fabric as well as well as the words “C7.R Edition”.
Photo: Travis Raczynski
The C7.R Z06 will come loaded as well with the Z07 Performance Package with the stage 3 aerodynamics package in visible carbon fiber. Inside, the Competition Sport seats are customized with an embossed “C7.R” while “Edition” is laser-etched, a first for Corvette. The jet black leather trimmed interior has its own version flat-bottom steering wheel and it and the shifter are wrapped in suede. The interior also features yellow stitching, and a custom dash plaque shows Corvette Racing’s victories at the 24 hours of Le Mans and the ALMS championships.
Chevrolet released the official pricing for 2016 Corvettes last week. Ordering the limited edition car requires the Corvette Z06 with the 3LZ options package. The MSRP for the Coupe’s C7.R package is $23,055 and the Convertible will start at $24,150. To price the complete car, take the Corvette Z06 Coupe at $79,400 and add the 3LZ at $8,945 and then the C7.R package for #23,055 and you get $111,400 ($995 destination charge not included).
We also adding up the MSRP prices on most of the options included in the package and we came within just a couple thousand dollars of the package price. So you are definitely getting your money’s worth. These “Bad Boy Vettes” are fully loaded and will truly live up the standard set by our C7.R factory race cars.
Check out these photos taken by Travis Raczynski at the 2015 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show:
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