he 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was the first car from Chevrolet that narrowed down the gap between racing and production cars. It has the closest and most striking connections with the Corvette racing cars. With the introduction of the 2009 Corvette ZR1, the gap was further narrowed down. Now, Chevrolet is further continuing this tradition with the advent of the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.The special edition vehicle is a tribute to Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only 500 of these editions will be built. The car integrates the 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 from the Z06 with the suspension and brake package of the ZR1. The power capability of the Z06 remains unchanged, with a maximum power of 505 horsepower.
The most important addition to the Z06 lineup is the set of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. Other modifications include Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, Magnetic Selective Ride Control active suspension and a range of carbon fiber accessories.
Chevrolet is also offering an optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Z06 Carbon and which can be installed on a regular 2011 Corvette Z06. A different CFZ Z06 carbon fiber package includes black carbon-fiber rockers, splitter and roof panel with the full-width body color spoiler. This can be bought on its own or with the Z07 package for the regular Z06 models.
The Special Carbon Limited Editions shall be available in only two colors- Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue. The car will be up for sale in late summer.