Chevrolet Launches Race Car-Inspired $80K Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition


Chevrolet today announced it will release 500 models of the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, a homage to Corvette racecars, that will come in yellow or black and include a specialized serialized vehicle identification number.

“Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were significant influences on the development of the Corvette Z06, and the new C7.R Edition honors the direct link between the racecar and the production model,” says Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager.

The C7.R Edition, which comes in either a coupe or convertible model, will feature black wheels with yellow accent strips, a black leather interior, and yellow contrast stitching throughout the interior.

The complete list of features include:

  • Available in Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat (new for 2016) or Black exterior colors
  • C7.R Edition graphics package
  • Yellow brake calipers
  • Black wheels with yellow accent strip and Corvette Racing-logo center caps
  • Visible carbon fiber ground effects package
  • New visible carbon fiber hood section
  • Grilles and vents finished in Spectra Gray Metallic
  • Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber accents on the instrument panel and doors
  • Sueded microfiber-trimmed Competition Sport Seat, steering wheel, and shifter
  • Yellow contrast stitching throughout the interior
  • Carbon fiber interior trim package (high-gloss)
  • Corvette Racing sill plates
  • Numbered C7.R Edition interior plaque showing the build number, starting with VIN 700001
  • Special indoor car cover with C7.R graphics.

The Z07 Performance Package also includes Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to greater handling through reduced un-sprung weight. The Z07 package also offers adjustable front and rear aero components and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires for enhanced grip.

“The Z07 Performance Package enhances overall performance to make the Corvette Z06 one of the most track-capable cars you can buy off the dealership floor and still drive it to work every day,” Charles says.