The Corvette has been part of an evolutionary process enabling its maker to merge the two worlds that are the track and the street. The 2011 Corvette ZO6 Carbon edition is the culmination of the technology transfer involved in merging those two worlds illustrating how racing technology can be used for the street.

Many characteristics have been brought to the production program from the racing program. For starters, the Corvette ZO6 and the Corvette ZR1 are built on the same aluminum frame that is used on the current racing model and the ZO6 also utilizes the carbon fiber exterior panels, rockers, front splitters, and rear spoiler as the racing model. The interior of the production model has also borrowed the suede accents on the steering wheel and seats from the racing version. The look and feel of the production Corvette ZO6 Carbon edition’s mechanics screams, “Race me, race me!” while still being able to maintain the street credibility it needs when it is not chasing the checkered flag.

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Of course, the racing program benefits from the production program as well. By using the racing components in the production model it leads to more cost effective parts which means, Ding Ding, the racing program can use their money on other things. Hooray for the classic monetary juggle!

The Corvette seems to have the whole racing/production thing worked out and, we gotta tell ya, we are ecstatic about it. Take a look at the video so you can see, firsthand, the genius that is technology transfer.

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6 comments:

  (612) posted on 04.20.2010

I just can’t help but fall in love with the new corvette carbon. Who’s willing to give a one? LOL

  (417) posted on 04.19.2010

Most of its components are made up of carbon to make it more lighter and more faster.

  (647) posted on 04.18.2010

The Corvette has been part of an evolutionary process enabling its maker to merge the two worlds that are the track and the street. The 2011 Corvette ZO6 Carbon edition is the culmination of the technology transfer involved in merging those two worlds.

  (939) posted on 04.15.2010

Real carbon fiber engine cover, fake carbon fiber engine cover, don’t really care. As soon as I got it home I am tempted to take it off. Anyway, I can get an unobstructed view of the ZO6’s engine... Even though it is ugly as hell.

  (798) posted on 04.14.2010

Yes, they even claimed it based on review, but i want more... i mean, i want to see it live on track.

  (708) posted on 04.14.2010

What a lovely piece of machine! Its one of the best super car from America. It even claimed that it was faster than Pagani Zonda, but the problem is its balance, the rear weights are heavier than the front.

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