2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Written by tonks on February 7, 2007

2007 CorvetteJust what the world needs: another tongue-twisting, commemorative-edition Corvette. And this one, the limited-production white-and-red 2007 Chevrolet Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06, could have the longest name we’ve heard yet. And if you think that’s long, just be thankful that they didn’t spell it all out.

Otherwise it would have been 2007 Ron Fellows American Le Mans Series Grand Touring Class 1 Champion Corvette Z06. By the time you got all of that out of your mouth, the car itself could have gone from zero to 100 miles per hour and back to zero again. Indeed, it seems that Chevrolet worked harder to modify the name of this commemorative Vette than the car itself. On the outside, the RFALMSGT1 Z06 features chrome wheels, a low-profile rear spoiler and a windshield banner.

The Fellows Vette is also the first Z06 to wear Arctic White paint, which is in turn adorned with red-and-silver hash-style stripes on the front fenders that recall those on the Corvette GT1 racecar that Fellows has driven to victory. The red-and-white paint scheme, to say nothing of the maple leaf logo incorporated into the graphics, make Fellows’ nationality rather obvious. Fellows’ autograph can be found on one of the fender stripes. Inside, “tech pattern” accents compliment red leather on the seats, console and door panels. The red armrest features yet another Fellows signature.

Is it faster and pricier? Of course. At $77,500 ($79,945 if you specify navigation and OnStar, the only two options), this Z06 costs $7,500 more than the standard-fare Z06. Still, Chevrolet shouldn’t have much trouble unloading the 399 Fellows Z06s (only 33 of which are heading to Canada) currently planned for sale starting this spring.


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