Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition
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11th March, 2010
When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the
closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and
production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer
with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.
“Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited
Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans,” said Jim
Campbell, Chevrolet General Manager. “With a limited production of 500 units, this car is a must-have for
the true Corvette collector and driving enthusiast.”
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is another example of the expanded Corvette line-up. Five
years ago, customers had the choice of a Corvette coupe or convertible. With the addition of the Z06, Grand
Sport coupe and convertible and ZR1, Corvette enthusiasts now have more choices than ever.
“For track use, the Z06 Carbon is the best balanced Corvette yet. It combines the light weight and
naturally-aspirated Z06 engine with the road-holding and braking of the ZR1,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette
Chief Engineer. “For technical tracks like Laguna Seca, the Z06 Carbon could shave up to three seconds off
the Z06 lap time.”
This limited edition Z06 will boast Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark grey metallic callipers.
These powerful brakes were first introduced on the ZR1. Black 20-spoke 19 inch front/20 inch rear wheels
complement the car’s Michelin PS2 tyres. Other mechanical features include Magnetic Selective Ride Control for
the first time on the Z06 and enhanced cooling. The car also features a special carbon pattern engine cover.
The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon will be available in two colours: Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic
Blue. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body colour spoiler, body colour door handles, carbon fibre
raised bonnet, and black carbon fibre rockers and splitter enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and
aerodynamic lift. For track events, customers can also install the Euro-styled racing numbers that come with
The Z06 Carbon’s ebony leather and suede interior is complemented by blue or orange seat stitching to match
the exterior colour chosen. Other features include a unique steering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed head
restraints. The suede used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors add to the luxury
of this limited edition Z06.
An optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Z06 Carbon can
be added to a regular 2011 Z06. This package also includes Competition Grey 20-spoke wheels and all the chassis
and cooling upgrades.
The CFZ Z06 carbon fibre package includes black carbon fibre rockers, splitter and roof panel with the
full-width body colour spoiler. It can also be purchased with or without the Z07 package on regular Z06
The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, as well as the new Z07 and CFZ Z06 option packages
will be available in USA in Q3 2010.