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First Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition Headed to Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach


Chevy has announced that the first of just 500 limited edition Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition models will be sold to the highest bidder at the Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson auction. Not only will the winning bidder take possession of the car, created to celebrate 50 years since a Corvette first raced at Le Mans, but he or she will also be given a tour of GM's Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., where the LS7 and LS9 engines in the Z06 and ZR1 are assembled by hand, and be able to watch the car be assembled at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

Notable highlights of the Carbon Edition Vette include Brembo carbon ceramic brakes (straight from the ZR1), as well as 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, coated in Michelin PS2 tires. Upgraded engine and transmissions coolers are part of the package, as is a Magnetic Selective Ride Control system. And let's not forget a special carbon fiber hood (lighter than the one used on the ZR1), as well as a carbon fiber engine cover, carbon fiber rocker panels and front splitter. There's even a ZR1-inspired rear spoiler, plus black headlights and mirrors.

Chevy claims that on a race track like Laguna Seca, the Carbon Edition model will be up to three seconds faster per lap.

"The Corvette Z06 Carbon will surely be an instant collectible," said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing. "For that reason, we see Barrett-Jackson as the premiere venue to sell the first retail Z06 Carbon."

Chevys have a long history of fetching high prices at auction, with the first 2010 Corvette selling from $350,000 and the first ZR1 selling for one million dollars.

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction runs from April 1st to 3rd.

Retail sales of the 2010 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition will begin this summer.

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whoa, 500 limited units only, swear that auction sale will be hot.

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