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03/12/10
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Sebring fans get first look at Corvette Z06 Carbon Fiber edition
Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition
Chevrolet’s unveiling of its Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition set off a firestorm of praise and adulation. Fans attending next week’s season-opening event for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n will be the first ones to get an up-close look as the latest version of America’s supercar makes its worldwide public debut.

The Z06 Carbon Limited Edition will be on display next Friday and Saturday in the Corvette Corral at Sebring International Raceway, site of the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. The 2011 model continues Corvette’s tradition of track-to-street technology transfer.

“No GT manufacturer executes our platform of developing leading-edge innovation and technology on the race track for use in production vehicles better than Chevrolet with its Corvette brand,” said Scott Atherton, Series President and CEO. “To have General Motors choose our showcase event – the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida – to publically unveil the new Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is another testament of GM’s commitment to the significance and relevancy of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.

“I am told there is already a record number of Corvette fans coming to Sebring for the race, but if the others were waiting for another reason to attend … their wish has just been granted!”

The unveiling coincides with the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960. The team has been a force at Le Mans since 2001 with six GT1 victories.

This year, Corvette Racing will contest the GT2 class with two Corvette C6.Rs that are based on the road-going ZR1. Coincidentally, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 made its ‘rolling’ public debut at the American Le Mans Series’ 2008 finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“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 Le Mans,” 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.”

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