When attending a car meet, the urge to hoon is overwhelming. Most of us play the scene of a fancy Ken Block style drift out of the parking lots in our heads and leave it at that. Unfortunately some people decide to play this scene out in real life with less than desirable results, as proven by this jackass in a C6 Corvette leaving Cars & Coffee in Houston this morning. People need to understand that when this happens it jeopardizes the entire event and the enjoyment of thousands of car enthusiasts who are having a hard time keeping the culture alive as it is. Please people, don’t be THAT guy.
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We here at S:S:L have always been huge fans of the Corvette Z06 and have said that the Z06 is the best track car of the entire Corvette lineup. The folks at Chevy have taken an already incredible track car and made it even better with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition. Limited to just 500 units, the Z06 Carbon is sure to sell out quickly to both track junkies and collectors alike.
To improve on the standard Z06, Chevy has fitted the Z06 Carbon with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes (first seen on the ZR1), black 20-spoke wheels, magnetic selective ride control, and enhanced cooling. The Z06 Carbon also features black headlight buckets and mirrors, a ZR1 style rear spoiler, carbon fiber hood, and carbon fiber splitter/rockers.
If you aren’t one of the lucky 500 to pick up a Z06 Carbon, Chevy will be offering the Z07 performance package on the standard Z06 which includes all the upgraded mechanical goodies that the Z06 Carbon has. The carbon fiber goodies will be available through the optional CFZ package.
No pricing has been announced yet, but deliveries are expected to begin this summer.
Corvette Racing’s next-generation C6.R will make its racing debut August 6-8, 2009 in the American Le Mans Series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The next-generation C6.R, which will race in the GT2 category, is based on the Corvette ZR1 supercar. The updated C6.R utilizes the ZR1’s body design, aerodynamic package, aluminum frame and chassis structure, steering system, windshield, and other components. C6.R #3 will be driven by Johnny O’Connell, Jan Magnussen, and Antonio Garcia. C6.R #4 will be driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Marcel Fassler.