First 2011 Chevrolet Corvette celebrates 50th anniversary of first Le Mans win | Rpmgo.com



The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette has just started rolling off the assembly line. In honor of the product and because it celebrates 50 years since a Corvette took a class win at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans competition, GM decided to make the first 2011 ‘Vette a bit more special.

As such, it has created a customized American supercar, decked out in the same livery as the first 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer from back in the day. As you can see, the racing blue stripes capture the attention, but a few other decals were also added. It’s not all show and no go, as the company also added the Z06 and CFZ performance packages.

The Z06 means 505 HP will be squeezed out of the 7.0-liter V8 engine, while the CFZ brings a lot of exclusive features. Among them are things like a set of bespoke wheels, custom finish on the exterior mirrors plus a new carbon fiber body work.

The price for this retro-inspired brand new 2011 Corvette? Well, GM is offering it for a tax deductible $300,000 donation, plus the actual cost of manufacturing the car. According to estimates, the final figure might be very close to $400,000. Is the ‘Vette worth it? You decide in the comments section below.

Source: CorvetteBlogger via Autoblog


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