The 50th Anniversary of the first Le Mans Corvette makes use of a sharp special model with carbon additions to the U.S. market.
50 years ago, at the legendary 24 Hours race of Le Mans for the first time car crashing a Corvette on the asphalt. The U.S. racer Briggs Cunningham (1907-2003) went in 1960 with the legendary sports car at the start. He did not win, but to mark the historic event Corvette celebrates with an exclusive special model.
The Carbon Limited Edition will be built only 500 times and is a lightweight Corvette: roof, side skirts, spoilers and the cover for the powerful seven-liter V8 are made of carbon fiber. This gives the 512-hp floor, the force on the road, fat 19-inch front and 20-inch wheels are mounted on the rear axle.
To safely stop this beast they fitted ceramic brakes by Brembo, which also comes in the super-Corvette ZR1. A novelty in the carbon Corvette is developed by GM electronic damper adjustment Magnetic Ride Control. The Carbon Edition will be available in late summer 2010 on the U.S. market – Z07 coincide with the release of the 2011 version.