Muscle cars: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 limited edition carbon model

When Corvette released the Z06 in 2006, they gave consumers a bridge to connect with the racing world. The ZR1 even got production cars closer to racing. Tract to street tradition is further strengthened this year when Chevrolet releases the Limited Edition Corvette Z06 Carbon.

This dash-cam video of the Corvette Z06 accelerating to over 190 mph is a prime example of the speed displayed in Z06 model.

The limited edition Corvette is a celebration of 50 years of memory when the car first joined the 24-hour race in Le Mans. The new Corvette is a combo of the 7.0L V8 LS7 of the Z06 and the brake package and suspension setup of the ZR1. The peak output is still pegged at 505 horsepower.

The aggressive stance of the car can be attributed to the 20 inch rear and 19 inch front wheels hugged by PS2 Michelin tires. Carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo make sure you can stop on time. The suspension employs a Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Completing the package are carbon fiber elements to accessorize the car.

Consumers who want to get mechanical upgrades can get the performance package for Z07. When you get the upgrade, you will have your Z06 pimped with all the chassis upgrades and the new wheels.

Another carbon package for your regular Z06 is the CFZ Z06 which will give it carbon fiber rockers, roof panel, splitter, and spoiler (by the way, word on the street is that Hertz is planning to use some of these carbon fiber items on their next-gen Corvette ZHZ Convertible). You can get these with or without the Z07 package.

The Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition upgrades will be rolling out this summer. By the way, there will only be two colors for this setup, you can get Supersonic Blue or Inferno Orange.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

Corvette will be releasing the Grand Sport Model which will have a suspension system fit for the race tracks and wider body architecture. The Grand Sport Coupe is said to have a sticker price beginning at $55720 while the Grand Sport Convertible will require $59530.

The tag for the coupe increased by $6205 compared to the base model while the convertible is $5360 more expensive against the previous year’s release. Corvette owners say though that it is worth all the money.

The Grand Sport line can race from 0 to 60 in a matter of 4 seconds. Handling issues from the Z51 has also been improved with new gearing, stabilizer bars, spring configurations, revised shock absorbers, and wider rims and tires.

Those of you who are thinking of buying a pre-used corvette should visit prior to making a deal. We talked many times before, that buying a used muscle car is almost a gamble. That's why you should always check VIN number and if possible take a car to an expert. Otherwise you might end up with a dream car, just not from the pleasant ones, but rather a nightmare.

Radical but what is nice about them is that the car maker kept everything feasible and realistic so they can be seen in production units. Most of the accessories and modifications can be ordered through dealerships for installation. This move allows owners to personalize their ride with the charges rolled into the cost of the vehicle.