• Nov 24, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon - Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors unveiled the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in March, and the special edition Z06 immediately piqued our interest. In addition to The General's free-breathing 7.0-liter V8, the Z06 Carbon gets our mouths watering with the addition of carbon fiber body panels, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Those ZR1-style dark-painted wheels are pure hotness, as well.

Now, the enthusiast site Corvette Blogger is reporting that GM's Corvette product marketing manager, Harlan Charles, spilled the beans on pricing and availability, saying that the Z06 Carbon will reportedly carry an MSRP of $90,960 when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011. Fully optioned, this special Corvette will run all the way up to $99,925. That's a lot of money, but it's still several thousand dollars less than the ZR1, and while the latter may be faster out on the road, the Z06 Carbon is indeed all the more exclusive.



[Source: Corvette Blogger]


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      reb4242
      • 4 Years Ago
      i cannot understand why general motors had to be bailed out, when you can get at least $90,000.00 for a car. you should be rolling in dough... car prices are through the roof.
      bruce Williams
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everybody who has commented has knowledge much much deeper than mine about these 'Vettes. One said the perfect Corvette...I had a '58 beater purchased from a collector thinning his collection and an '84 bargain...the perfect Corvette to me is the one you can afford at the time you want one that you can use as your daily driver like I did...but what do I know, today I drive a '93 Geo Metro LSi convertible and love that little car too...go figure...
      • 4 Years Ago
      My issue with all this is as follows: The corvette still has the interior of a car that costs 20k. It is cheap, flimsy, and does not feel like you have paid 60, 70 or certainly not 90k on it. If Chevy is pricing their Corvettes on the same lines as a Porsche or Ferrari, or even a Ford GT, make is feel like you are driving that kind of money on the inside.

      And for anyone that asks if I have seen or felt the new corvettes, I HAVE one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In before seat comments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Z06 has one major advantage over the ZR1.

      It's all motor.

      I like forced induction as much as the next guy, but there's also something to extracting that much HP from an engine without having to strap on power adders.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Someone's been watching 'Pinks' a bit too much...

        I'll retract this comment with the Z06 Carbon starts outperforming the ZR-1.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So GM is basically saying that there are about $20K worth the upgrades to the standard Z06? I'm sorry but I would much rather buy a Z06 and do the upgrades myself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would i wanna get a corvette at that price, i would prefer to get the Nissan GTR SPEC V instead....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Then I can ask why you would want to buy an effing Nissan for 100k when you could get a Ferrari!!

      • 4 Years Ago
      I think anyone spending that kind of money on a Chevrolet is an idiot. They have yet to figure out how to fix the daytime running lights on any of their trucks to function, and taking a $50,000 loss when you drive off the lot is as stupid as it gets. They are crap vehicles from a crap company. Keep the $100,000 piece of junk, I will buy Mercedes or Lexus..
      • 4 Years Ago
      In Before someone says "$90,000 for a Vette!?!?" even though if this was a Porsche or almost any other sportscar, it would cost $150k or more.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In terms of performance yes, in terms of refinement? No. This package shows that the C7 is getting long in the tooth, they gave away everything that made the ZR-1better. An aggressive cam, headers and intake would give the Z06, ZR-1 power. If I was a ZR-1 owner, I'd be pissed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Waste. I'll take a "standard" Z06 and spend the rest on gas and tires.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't help but think if you can spend $99,000 on a Vette you should just spend a few more bucks ($120,000) and get the ZR1. Hell if for no other reason than the ZR1 has the potential to go up in value as the years go by. But also have Ferrari Enzo levels of performance for a fraction of the cost is always a nice thing!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm with you on the ZR1, you can even find new 2010 and 2011 ZR1's as low as 100 grand if you do a little searching.

        I wonder if Chevy ever plans on taking the ZR1 back to Nurburgring ever again. After setting the track record for a mass production car in 2008 (and pissing off every european car fanatic over there) they've kinda let it slide, and here 3 years later even the Nissan GTR has finally overtaken the ZR1 (after many, many tries)
        • 4 Years Ago
        But it's also butt ugly.....now if Nissan were to wrap the GTR with the Ellure Concept body.......now we're talking, I could be on board with that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The new GTR is cheaper and faster than this car and the ZR1.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup. Unless your a collector, this car lacks point. The ZR1 even looks better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car isn't out yet? I figured it's been out since we heard about it (March, it seems), but it won't be out till NEXT March? What's the hold up?
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