Corvette’s New Releases
2007 will be a grand year for Corvette as fans of the brand will certainly be impressed with the newest special-edition models. These are the Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible. These two exceptional vehicles have been designed with unique exterior and interior features. Only a limited number of these special edition Corvettes will be manufactured for sale to the public.
Ron Fellows, well-known in the auto racing fraternity, has a long association with the Corvette Racing team. In fact, it was Ron Fellows who was part of the development team for the championship C5.R car which took the title at the American Le Mans Series GTS-class back in 2002. The long-lasting and beneficial relationship between Ron and Corvette has been celebrated with the creation of the all-new Corvette Z06, the first ever special edition Corvette to be signed. The stunning Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 is painted an exquisite Arctic White, with two distinctive red racing fender stripes and the signature of Ron Fellows. This fine red and white color scheme is reminiscent of Canada- Fellows’ homeland.
Also noticeable on the exterior of the Corvette Z06 is the racing spoiler, full-width and the windshield banner inscribed with the word “Corvette”. Chrome wheels finish off the unique style. Just as much care has been devoted to the exterior design of the Z06 as its interior. The seats, door panels, center console and instrument panel are red. Its leather armrest is red and marked with the corvette cross flags logo.
Corvette is scheduled to produce only 399 Z06s with only 300 cars headed for the United States. Only 33 cars will be sold in Canada and the remaining 66 cars will be for sale in other countries.
The base price for the Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 is $77,500. If you include the OnStar and navigation options the vehicle price tag comes can exceed $80,000.
Also introduced in 2007 is the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. This fine Chevrolet Corvette convertible is set to head up the pace on 27 May 2007 at the Indianapolis 500. This Corvette convertible is easily distinguished by its Atomic Orange color with golden graphics. A few of the great cars will be produced as official pace cars with an additional 500 cars manufactured as replicas and made available for the public.
Other exterior features of the replica Convertible Vette Indy sport a Z06 rear spoiler, sterling silver aluminum wheels and Indianapolis 500 fender badges. Its interior appointments will feature ebony seats with the Indianapolis 500 logo and atomic orange trim plate and pods. The price for the replica is set at just under $67 000. The pace cars of this Corvette convertible are kitted with standard safety equipment as well as strobe lights. Ideal for the role as pace car, this Corvette’s engine is pure power and boasts excellent handling for the track. Watch out for this special addition Corvette pace car on the track as well as on the city streets.