Chevrolet has unveiled the special edition Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition. It will be limited to only 500 units and will go on sale later this summer.

The limited edition will be distinguished by Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers, black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels, 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. It will be available in only two colors: Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue.

The interior gets blue or orange seat stitching, a unique steering wheel emblem, sill plate, and logoed headrest.

Updated 11/24/2010: The special edition Corvette Z06 Carbon will go into production in the first quarter of 2011 and sales will begin at a price of $90,960. However, a fully loaded model will take you up to $99,925.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

 “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 LeMans,” 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.”

The Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is another example of the expanded Corvette line-up. Five years ago, customers had the choice of a Corvette coupe or convertible. With the addition of the Z06, Grand Sport coupe and convertible and ZR1, Corvette enthusiasts now have more choices than ever.

“For track use, the Z06 Carbon is the best balanced Corvette yet. It combines the lightweight and naturally-aspirated Z06 engine with the road-holding and braking of the ZR1,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer. “For technical tracks like Laguna Seca, the Z06 Carbon could shave up to three seconds off the Z06 lap time.”

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition High Resolution Exterior
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This limited edition Z06 will boast Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers. These powerful brakes were first introduced on the ZR1. Black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels complement the car’s Michelin PS2 tires. Other mechanical features include Magnetic Selective Ride Control for the first time on the Z06 and enhanced cooling. The car also features a special carbon pattern engine cover.

The Corvette Z06 Carbon will be available in two colors: Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue. 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 enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift. For track events, customers can also install the Euro-styled racing numbers that come with each car.

The Z06 Carbon’s ebony leather and suede interior is 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. The suede used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors add to the luxury of this limited edition Z06.

An optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Z06 Carbon can be added to a regular 2011 Z06. This package also includes Competition Gray 20-spoke wheels and all the chassis and cooling upgrades.

The CFZ Z06 carbon fiber package includes black carbon fiber rockers, splitter and roof panel with the full-width body color spoiler. It can also be purchased with or without the Z07 package on regular Z06 models.

The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, as well as the new Z07 and CFZ Z06 option packages will be available in late summer.

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  (384) posted on 09.16.2011

I love its sporty looks and even its cool headlights, so much angst on that! smiley I want to see this one in person even its road test.

  (528) posted on 02.1.2011

The looks of the Corvette is looking more and more like a Dodge Viper from the front and the side. the only thing that looks like Vette is the back, and rear view of it.

  (797) posted on 02.1.2011

I am still stuck on the BMW M5 reference. Its not too late to delete it. You will sleep better at night.

  (776) posted on 12.5.2010

I don’t know why you making so much noise for an limited edition of Corvette. All cars have limited editions.

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

German manufacturer Audi announced today it has signed an agreement to sponsor the Kieler Woche program for an additional three years.

  (858) posted on 11.30.2010

impressive, corvette carbon is rates as faster and a lot more fun to drive than pagani zonda.

  (570) posted on 11.26.2010

I wonder what kind of power you would get out of the 7.0 if you dropped in a supercharger like the ZR1.I think it would be greater than 638hp.Anyone know please let me know.

  (1022) posted on 11.25.2010

the Vette reputation for being America’s most notorious p-extender is older than myself. The Corvette driver stigma is much more widely known than any of its special editions. I’d wager that several times more Americans are familiar with the stigma than with the term "Z06"

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

Well, i think this is fastest and most advanced also most expensive model in the lineup

  (380) posted on 04.19.2010

This car reminds me of the old model of Dodge Viper, but with more aggressive looking to this car. I wonder if this car can also use in a race?

  (612) posted on 03.22.2010

We want more of this one. 500 is not enough. We are craving for it, the hunger for nice car is growing inside of us.

  (417) posted on 03.22.2010

Cool car. Well, for the past years, I don’t really think that Corvette has not yet delivered a car that in terms of performance, is high grade. I remember the old school Corvettes and even the restored cars are still giving good performances.

  (1332) posted on 03.21.2010

vette’s are now claiming that they are much more faster than the pagani zonda but the thing is vette’ does drift to much due to it’s heavy rear engine.

  (1) posted on 03.20.2010

I’d be concerned about support. View my VW experience at:

  (666) posted on 03.17.2010

An amazing piece of machine. Very sporty. Even the headlights are cool

  (344) posted on 03.15.2010

The car is very futuristic. A dynamic engine and superb design. It’s too bad it’s only a limited edition.

  (544) posted on 03.11.2010

Cool looking car. It’s something that I would love to see in a video game or something. Anyhow, I really love it that even though the Corvette has many editions and upgrades on it’s design, the look that we have known most of it is still there and my favorite tear drop rear window is still there. It’s kinda like a signature look for me.

  (1022) posted on 03.10.2010

This is a sweet package! I envy those who get to own one, chances are they are all spoken for. While some folks I’m sure would prefer a 911 over this, I think that GM has some great stuff going on here.

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