Chevy updates Corvette Z06 for 2011 model year, first car to honour 50th anniversary of Vette’s first Le Mans win

Chevrolet has updated the Corvette Z06 for the 2011 model year, and the first updated Z06 will honour the 50th anniversary of the Corvette’s first Le Mans win with a few special additions.

The changes for the 2011 Z06 include Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Gen II tires and a new dual-mode exhaust system designed for a more aggressive sound. Also new will be the Z07 and CFZ option packages, announced back when the Z06 Carbon Limited Edition was launched.

The first 2011 Z06 produced (Pictured at the beginning), VIN #00001, has received a special paint job to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans. The car gets a paint job similar to that of the winning car, including a white body, twin blue stripes over the hood, roof and trunk, and a #3 logo. There are also 50th anniversary logos on the B-pillars, and the mirrors are painted in Cyber Gray. It gets the CFZ and Z07 packages.

Pricing for this exclusive model runs insanely high however: the buyer will have to pay a $300,000 donation to the Corvette Museum, as well as the estimated $85,000 production price of the car. Luckily, that $300,000 donation is tax deductible. Nonetheless, I reckon I’d spend $385,000 on something else. More pictures of the first 2011 Z06 can be found over at Corvette Blogger. Also, you can find a video of the Z06 update announcement below.

Source: Corvette Blogger (1 via Jalopnik) (2 via Autoblog)

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