2007 Special Edition Corvettes Announced!

Courtesy of GM Feb 1, 2007 0 Comment(s)
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Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06

Marking his championship tenure with Corvette Racing's GT1-classdomination in the ALMS, Corvette racing living legend Ron Fellows iscelebrated with a specially prepared 2007 Corvette Z06 production model.All are distinguished by Arctic White paint (including the door handles)that is accented with a racing-style fender stripe and Ron Fellows'autograph.

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The front fender graphics are reminiscent of the identifying graphics ofthe Corvette GT1 race car. They feature double Monterey Red Metallicstripes with Machine Silver borders and Fellows' autograph in acontrasting Victory Red shade, along with the callouts of thechampionship years when he was at the wheel. There is also a maple leaflogo motif incorporated with the graphics, a nod to Fellows' Canadianheritage. Indeed, the red-over-white color scheme of the car's paint andgraphics represents Canada's colors.

This special Corvette Z06 is the first signed special edition inCorvette's 54-year history, and is the first Arctic White Z06 everoffered. Only 399 are planned for production: approximately 300 for theUnited States, 33 for Canada and 66 for other export markets.

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Exterior cues include a full-width racing spoiler and a uniquewindshield banner. Additional standard equipment includes thewell-equipped 2LZ package and chrome wheels. Special interiorappointments include:

* Red seats, center console, door panels and instrument panel

* Red, leather-covered armrest with a Corvette-signature "cross flags"logo that is hand-signed and numbered by Ron Fellows

* Tech pattern interior trim

An accomplished road racer, Ron Fellows is inextricably woven into theCorvette Racing team's success. He helped test and develop the firstCorvette C5.R race car and recorded the team's first win in 2000.Fellows also grabbed the ALMS GTS class championship in 2002 and sharedthat position in 2003 and'04. Fellows has been a part of all sixconsecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers championships for Chevrolet, and wasvoted the most popular ALMS driver in 2004 and'05. Additionally, he hasslipped behind the wheel of NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevy Monte Carlo SS racecars when the series hits road courses. He's also scored a pair ofNASCAR Craftsman Truck series wins, three NASCAR Busch Series wins, 19SCCA Trans Am wins and was the GM Player's Challenge champion in 1989.

The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 will be available thisspring. It carries an MSRP of $77,500, including destination. OnStar andthe navigation system are the only options; and when equipped with them,the price is $79,945.




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