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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Concept Cars – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chevrolet is upping the ante at SEMA 2010 with the reveal of two new Corvette concepts – one focused on style and another ready to take to the track.

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet Corvette Jake Edition ConceptThe 2011 Jake Edition Concept (pictured right) takes the Corvette Racing team's mascot, and plasters the skull logo inside and out. The Jake Edition remains a concept as some accessories aren't available yet, but are likely to hit the market sometime next year.

On the other end of the spectrum lies the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept, which takes a standard Z06 and stuffs it with an SCCA-approved roll cage, racing seat and harness and fire suppression system. Besides the required racing bits, the car has been extensively lightened thanks to carbon fiber body panels, a polycarbonate rear window and the removal of the radio, carpets and sound-deadening material. Again, just a concept, but if there was ever a 'Vette to put up against the Dodge Viper ACR-X, this is it.

Check out the specs for each car in the press releases, after the jump.


Corvette Jake Edition Concept
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  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Jake Edition Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
  • Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
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[Source: General Motors]

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2011 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06X TRACK CAR CONCEPT
Corvette is a mainstay on racing circuits ranging from LeMans to club racing. Chevrolet's Corvette Z06X Concept suggests a new idea and components for transforming a production Corvette into a serious, closed-course track car.

The Corvette Z06X Concept showcases how an enthusiast can leverage Chevrolet's expanding portfolio of performance parts to create a full-on track car. Chevrolet teamed with Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series, to create this Z06X track car concept.

"Racing is an integral part of Corvette performance and technology," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. "This concept car represents a mid-point between our GT race car and the production Z06, prepared by the team responsible for the Corvette Racing C6.R race cars, and featuring many performance parts owners can choose today."

The Z06X concept is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package. The 2011 Z06 with the Z07 package creates the lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control, while the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter.

The Z06X Concept features competition-oriented modifications including: an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, a polycarbonate rear window, roll cage, racing seat and safety harness, racing wheels, suspension enhancements – including coil-over struts with fully adjustable camber plates – racing-spec cooling system and more. The radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material are also removed.

The concept vehicle wears a low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior color, accented with exposed carbon fiber body components and red trim. It rides on black racing wheels and racing tires. The interior is all business, with a racing seat, window net and roll cage-mounted camera system. It includes a racing pedal kit, a Genuine Corvette Accessory.

"It's a classic case of form following function," said Dave Ross, design manager. "The exterior color and accents were carefully selected to enhance the Corvette's racing-influenced design, but there's nothing superfluous in the Z06X's design – everything is there for a reason."

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
Exterior:
• Low-gloss Icy White Metallic color with exposed carbon fiber and red accents
• 2011 CFZ-option carbon fiber package, including splitter and rockers
• Adjustable carbon fiber wing
• ZR1 carbon fiber roof panel and B-pillar panels
• Carbon fiber raised hood (from the Z06 Carbon Limited Edition)
• Carbon fiber headlamp housings from Specter Werkes/Sports
• Weight-saving and shatter-resistant polycarbonate rear window
Interior:
• Base Z06 1LZ trim
• Radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material removed
• SCCA-spec roll cage
• SCCA-approved window net
• Racing seat with five-point safety harness
• Fire suppression system
• Driver's drink system
• Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
• Genuine Corvette Accessory racing pedal kit
Performance:
• LS7 7.0L V-8 engine and Tremec six-speed manual transmission
• Low-restriction air intake system
• High-capacity radiator and enhanced cooling system
• New-for-2011 Z07 Performance Package, feature Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and special brake pads
• Lightweight racing wheels in black; 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear)
• Michelin racing tires
• Mono-ball control arm bushing
• Adjustable stabilizer bars
• Coil-over struts with adjustable camber plates

2011 CHEVROLET CORVETTE JAKE EDITION CONCEPT
He started off as a discreet logo in 2005 that symbolized a tenacious attitude of the Corvette Racing team and ever since, the skull mascot known as Jake has grown to embody the determination and triumphs of the team. Now, Chevrolet designers have created the Corvette Jake Edition Concept, a special Grand Sport convertible concept vehicle that celebrates Corvette's racing spirit.

The Corvette Jake Edition is a Grand Sport Coupe, with Z06 wheels featuring the Competition Gray finish. The matte Jake hood graphic from the GT1 commemorative model adds a subtle visual statement, while a host of other accessories round out the car's unique appearance. Most of the parts added to this special Grand Sport are available today as Genuine Corvette Accessories or through any Chevrolet dealer's parts department.

"Jake is more than the mascot for Corvette Racing, he personifies the Corvette spirit," said Dave Ross, design manager. "We designed this concept to demonstrate how any enthusiast could create his own Jake special model with parts available from any Chevrolet dealership."

Some of the accessories used to create the Corvette Jake concept are not currently available, but are planned for future release, including Jake-logo floor mats, console lid, wheel center caps and more. Other parts, including the hood graphic and Z06 wheels, are offered as Genuine Corvette Accessories.

"The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it," said Ross. "With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there's virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others."

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
Exterior:
• Black color
• Corvette Z06 wheels in Competition Gray
• "Corvette"-logo windshield header graphic (concept)
• GT1 Championship Edition Jake-logo hood graphic
• Jake-logo wheel center caps (future)
• Jake-logo fender badge (concept)
• Jake-logo underhood blanket and lighting package (future)
• Chevrolet Accessory full-width rear spoiler in Cyber Gray
Interior:
• Ebony leather with titanium stitching and red accents on the seats
• Chevrolet Accessory interior trim kit
• Chevrolet Accessory racing pedal kit
• Chevrolet Accessory "Jake" floor mats (future)
• Chevrolet Accessory "Jake" console lid (future)
Performance:
• LS3 6.2L V-8 with Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission
• Chevrolet Accessory Tech-pattern engine cover


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this is ala carte. I want some of the 'Jake' accessories but not all of them. I love the yellow stitching.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Instead of messing with the color of the stitching on the seats, they should have improved the support and fit of the seats. At least the "X" version gets racing seats. That Jake logo is pretty cool though I agree with posts above, you should be able to select where you want it (the subtle ones are the best).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pushrods. Forget it. I want a modern design, at least as modern as your grandma's Corolla.
        • 4 Years Ago
        like a civic?

        HAHAHAHA get out you dud
        • 4 Years Ago
        What a stupid comment.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Imagine the output with overhead cams, four variable valves, etc. You know, like a Civic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its too Its quite the clever design, but its too bad that skulls are played out. Skulls now belong on middle schoolers' backpacks. And on the opposite side of your facey skin bits.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well then maybe you shouldn't buy the Jake Edition. It's called the Jake Edition for a reason. The skull IS Jake. It's Corvette Racing's mascot. It's on the ZR-1's ram-air intake box and is all over the current C6.R GT2 race cars.

        I can understand what you're talking about with skulls and all, but this is a different skull. It's like Audi's Quattro Gecko.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now just replace ALL of the body panels, especially the bloated Ms. Wal-Mart Shopper rear end.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's quite fun to read these types of comments from Jeremy Clarkson fanboys. I'm surprised he didn't say "lol leafsprings".

        It's also quite funny how the Corvette C6 gets singled out for this, though. Other cars have flimsy rear bumper covers, not just the Corvette. I can go outside to my New Edge Mustang and push in the rear bumper cover just as easy as you would with the C6.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Competition for the Viper ACR-X? What's the point? The Viper is gone....for now *DUN-DUN-DUNNNNN!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Whatever it's aimed at, the colour scheme is suspiciously similar to the ACR.

        Also, the rims on the black one are beeee-autiful. Removing all the skulls and the striping and it would get two thumbs up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Z06X? Real original, even the blackout rear bumper. Lol, come on, I'm not saying the car is bad because obviously the Z06 is a beast, but is it too much trouble be a little more original?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Badass wheels on the Jake Edition. That skull logo with the corvette flag as eyes as eyes is pretty cool, too
        • 4 Years Ago
        The wheels are Z06 wheels that have been available since MY2009. Commonly referred to as Z06 Spider wheels .
        • 4 Years Ago
        That "skull logo" IS Jake, hence why it's called the Jake Edition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah, thanks for that info.

        Learn something new every day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That car looks sick, probably handles and sounds amazing as well :) I would definitely take one of those as a track car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would think this track edition would need a lot more than the 505HP that the LS7 brings to the party, if it's going to go head-to-head with the Viper ACR-X, no?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think its more about offering a turn key package with the required safety hardware and they decided to add lighter things that many people would have swaped out. They probably are meant to compete with other stock engine cars. Could always swap in a heads, cam, tuning package...
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're missing the point. The ACR-X has more than a 100HP advantage.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not necessarily at all if the weight savings truly are notable. Even in ACR-X form, the Viper weighs in at 3,190 pounds, whereas even the standard Z06 is only a tick over 3,100 (with the Carbon edition lowering it to a dead 3,100). Give the Z06 some proper downforce a la ACR, along with the other goodies listed, and I see it giving the ACR a proper run even if it's not packing the ACR-X's ponies.
        • 4 Years Ago
        While there may be exceptions, I think the rule of thumb is more power equals faster lap times.
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just because you have 100 more hp doesn't mean you will be faster on every track, on some yes, on all, no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bring on the C7.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know about you guys, but 505hp compared to 600hp is comparing apples to oranges. Unless Chevy comes out with a track version of the ZR-1, I don't see the Z06X keeping up with the ACR-X.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I feel that one of the biggest flaws in terms of design with the C6 was the body colored headlamps, really made it look tacky. I loveee the black headlamps on this particular model!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Good to hear Dave, I still haven't seen one though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Black, Silver, or Cyber Gray headlamp covers are now optional on all 2011 Corvettes.
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