The Chevrolet Corvette has a long history of excelling at endurance racing, and continues to dominate today. To celebrate that legacy, Chevy is bringing some of the look of its track machine to the road with the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition. These machines might be gone faster than the racecar’s lap time around Le Mans, because the company is building just 500 of them.
All of these track-inspired, special editions are based on the 650-horsepower, supercharged Z06 in the top 3LZ trim, and they also come equipped with the Z07 Performance Package that includes carbon-ceramic brakes, adjustable aero elements, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Offered as a coupe or convertible, these ‘Vettes use some tricks to match the style of the C7.R. They’re available in the racer’s traditional bright yellow livery, but black is optional. Unpainted carbon fiber trim (including material for the hood) and grilles that are painted Spectra Gray Metallic also add to the motorsport look. The car rides on a set of black wheels with Corvette Racing logos on the center caps.
Inside, buyers of this limited edition are nestled in Competition Sport Seats that are upholstered in Jet Black leather. Suede microfiber accents with yellow stitching cover the steering wheel, gearshift, instrument panel and doors. Plus, there’s some additional carbon fiber trim for good measure. Each car also comes with a cover with C7.R graphics.
Chevy isn’t disclosing the price for the Z06 C7.R Edition yet, but the limited edition model is slated to hit the market later this year.
Source: Chris Bruce | AutoBlog | April 24, 2015 | Full Article