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Although General Motors is shutting down it's HPVO unit, the automaker has decided a special edition is in order to celebrate the the entry of the Corvette C6.R into the GT1 class of ALMS this year. Based off of your choice between the Corvette Coupe 4LT, Convertible 4LT or Z06, the 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition comes swathed in the same yellow hue that adorns the C6.R or "41U" black, along with a "Jake" graphic that spans the Championship edition's hood. Chrome wheels and a body-colored spoiler pulled from the ZR1 join a "carbon pattern" engine cover, while inside a leather-wrapped ebony interior gets "GT1" embroidered on the seats, instrument panel and center console armrest. Those who opt for non-Z06 models also get the Z51 Performance Package and NPP Performance exhaust, and only 100 units of each model (600 total) will be available this spring, each carrying a $7,840 premium over standard models. Hit the jump for the release.

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PRESS RELEASE

2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Editions (RPO GT1)

Chevrolet and Corvette Racing introduce a new limited edition

The GT1 Championship Editions Celebrates Corvette C6.R Racing Success
  • American Le Mans Series GT1 Manufacturers Champions for 8 years
  • 5 time 24 Hours of Le Mans GT1 Champions
  • Over 70 victories in ALMS racing
  • 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans race will close out this successful era
Included in the package:
  • C6.R livery inspired graphics feature Corvette Racing 'Jake', Championships, and driver flags
  • ZR1 style body color full width spoiler and chrome wheels
  • Custom Leather Wrapped Ebony Interior with exclusive Yellow accent stitching
  • GT1 embroidery on the leather seats, instrument panel, and center console armrest
-Special Engine Cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering

-Windshield banner – owner installed

Available in either Coupe 4LT ($65,310), Convertible 4LT ($71,815), and Z06 3LZ ($86,385)

- Available in 45U Velocity Yellow (with black headlamps) or 41U Black
  • Specific VIN sequence 300001 series for 45U Velocity Yellow representing the #3 C6.R
  • Specific VIN sequence 400001 series for 41U Black representing the #4 C6.R
  • Limited production to 100 per each color and body style combination and 600 total in Spring '09
  • Coupe and Convertible versions also include: Z51 Performance Package, NPP Performance Exhaust
* Optional MX0 6-speed Paddle Shift Automatic on Coupe and Convertible
* Optional C2L dual roof package on Coupe
* Optional U3U Navigation System on all