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by George Skentzos

GM has closed the gap between its flagship Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Zo6 by introducing the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Cabon Limited Edition model.

With production limited to just 500 examples, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon combines the road-holding and braking of the ZR1 with the naturally-aspirated engine of the Z06.

The Corvette Z06 Carbon features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers from the ZR1 and black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels wrapped in Michelin PS2 rubber.

It will also include Magnetic Selective Ride Control for the first time on the Z06 along with enhanced cooling and a special carbon pattern engine cover.

Customers will be able to choose between two exclusive exterior finishes – Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue.

The outside of the Corvette Z06 Carbon has received the full ZR1 makeover with 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.

Inside, the Corvette Z06 Carbon is finished in a combination of leather and suede complemented by blue or orange seat stitching to match the exterior color chosen.

Other features include a unique steering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed headrest with suede used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors.

For buyers that miss out on a genuine Corvette Z06 Carbon, an optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Z06 Carbon can be added to a regular 2011 Z06.

The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition adds to the Z06, Grand Sport coupe and convertible and ZR1 models already on offer in the Corvette line-up.




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