Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

In North America, few cars get enthusiasts talking as much as Chevy’s Corvette, and when that Corvette is a new special edition of an already radically modified Z06 version, well that pretty well transforms the average gearhead from quietly nerdy to… well… boisterously nerdy.

If you love the Z06 and are absolutely over the top for the even quicker ZR1, you’re gonna flip for the limited edition Z06 Carbon, now the quickest, fastest ‘Vette on the block. Add carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber body panels and the magnetic ride active damping system of the supercharged ZR1 and you have the lightest, fastest Corvette you can get with a warranty.

Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary or the Corvette’s first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which Chevy took its class and placed 8th overall by the way, with John Fitch and Briggs Cunningham at the wheel, Chevrolet will build 500 examples in Supersonic Blue (shown) and Inferno Orange. They feature black painted wheels (not carbon, however) and a leather and suede enhanced interior, not to mention some carbon trim pieces inside.

If you’re not lucky enough to snatch up one of the 500 limited edition cars, you can always upgrade your Z06 with the Carbon Fibre and Z07 packages, which will give you most of the upgrades less the limited edition status.

Photograph by: Chevrolet, handout