• Jan 29th 2009 at 4:27PM
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Last weekend, Corvette owners were let in on a limited edition Vette in the pipeline: the Corvette GT-1 Edition. Created to celebrate Corvette's last hurrah in the current GT1 class this year, the car is actually more like a rolling trophy than your typical paint-and-decals collector's edition car.

The GT-1 package will come in yellow with black stripes, or black with yellow stripes, and be available on the coupe, convertible, and Z06. The yellow windshield banner from the C6.R will be in place, and the car will also feature "Jake," the racing team's mascot (the yellow skull with the Corvette pennants). The C6.R driver's names will be placed on the roof of the car, and the championships they've won will be written on the lower door.

Elsewhere, you get a body-colored spoiler out back, Q9V forged chrome wheels (the 5-spoke style that came out on the 2008 Corvette), black headlamps insets on the yellow car, body-colored door handles, and a carbon-fiber-patterned engine cover. To raise the sound and the fury a notch, the coupe and convertible come with the Z51 Performance Package and NPP Performance Exhaust. Rather less subtle than Chevrolet's previous Le Mans Victory Edition back in 2007, no?

Inside, there will be a black interior with contrasting yellow stitching and some engraved plaques. You'll also get a Certificate of Authenticity – because, you know, people might think you just went out and did all that on your own. No word on how many will be built, but if these reports are correct, the car is due to arrive in Spring, with a pricing announcement scheduled for next month.

[Source: Corvette Blogger]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad to hear GM has the money for this :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        insert rollseyes smiley here
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wazers will buy this as they love makeup and shiny junk on their Corvettes so they can caravan in the right lane to a carshow and then BS people what great racers they are.

      Real men do not play Barbie with our vettes,
      we go fast
      Real Fast . . .

      Let's Go a Racing . . .
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL the pirates version would be a 92' with a cheap body kit on it trying to make it look like a C6!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I Think This is a good idea
      • 6 Years Ago
      The ZR1 in American racing blue will do just fine thank you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope they plan on making it fuel efficient or add something that wouldn't make us think the tax payers' money is being wasted.
        • 6 Years Ago
        who needs a stupid car like that..
        it's waste of money, waste of time..
        only stupid, arrogant people would want a car like this to show off a design that looks like it just came out of walmart..
        they don't deserve their bailout if its to do this kind of things..
        • 6 Years Ago
        STFU & die!!!

        Its a Vette & its never advertised it was "green"... it also makes $$$ for GM.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Name cars that can compete with a $45-50K Corvette w/ z51 pkg. Name cars that can compete with the 70K Z06. Name cars that compete with the 105K ZR1.

        Oh wait... I'm arguing with an idiot who b*tched about FUEL ECONOMY for a sports car. An idiot that thinks "tax payers" are better served CANCELING a car that does NOT lose GM $$$.

        Brilliant logic Einstein.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well the vett stinks.. and if it makes money for GM, well apparently not enough!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Steelers win...at least they can sell them in Pittsburgh. Shame the walking dead who have retired to Arizona won't.
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