General Motors is releasing the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition for the masses. It was originally debuted at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in March of this year. The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition is packing a lot of heat under the hood with the new 7.0-liter V8 engine.
The new 2011 Corvette Z06 is limited to only 500 units out of the Chevy plant. It is fitted with a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine producing 505 horsepower at 6300 rmp and 470 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Performance wise, it can launch from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds with top speed of 199 mph. Those are fast numbers coming from a 3,100-pound car.
Serious power needs serious stopping braking system and tires. The car is equipped with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes from the ZR1. A set of tires are mounted on black 20-spoke wheels with 19s in front and 20s in the rear. The Carbon Edition model also comes with the Magnetic Selective Ride Control damping system to provide a smooth ride for those weekend road trips.
As for the exterior features, the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition comes with black headlamps and rear-view mirrors, body-color door handles, and a rear deck spoiler. Other carbon-fiber parts includes the ZR1’s front air splitter, side sill extensions, and hood. There are two paint colors offered as well, with Supersonic Blue and Inferno Orange.
In the interior, you will find black and charcoal leather and suede trim with accented stitching in blue or orange, depends on choice of exterior color. There are Carbon Edition decals and logos found throughout the interior. For customers just only wanted the chassis hardware without the body and interior upgrades, Chevy also offers a package called Z07 for 2011 Z06 Corvettes.
The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition will be available in the first quarter of 2011 with a starting price tag of $99,925. That’s a big sum of money to us regular folks, but for that price and the performance comes with it, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition is still a much affordable sports car than the likes of Ferrari or Porsche.