Corvette nuts have been told that a new GT-1 special edition package is coming to market in spring. It pays tribute to the Corvette Racing C6.Rs. Expect to see lots of yellow and black, together.

An engineer from the Corvette assembly plant in Kentucky told members of the National Corvette Restorers Society that a new limited edition ‘Vette package by the name of GT-1 would be introduced. The timing of the introduction is expected to be the coming spring.

This GT-1 package will be paying tribute mainly to Corvette Racing C6.Rs with its distinctive yellow colours dominating the livery. The team's very intimidating mascot Jake will be prominently displayed. Some of the GT-1's features will be a choice of two Racing C6.R-inspired colours; a Velocity Yellow with Black Stripes or Black with Yellow Stripes. Even the gear shifter will be accentuated in yellow stitching.

Body coloured door handles, carbon fiber patterned engine covers, owners' names on the roof and forged chrome wheels are just some of the cars' appearance characteristics. The report says this package will be available on coupe, convertible and Z06 models.

The interior will get special exclusive GT-1 embroidery on the seats and console lid. Pricing for the package is to be announced at launch.


Gallery: Corvette GT-1 Edition in the Pipeline