Chevrolet and Corvette Racing have announced road versions of their American LeMans C6R. GT1 Championship Editions are a performance package, at a price of 7,840 US dollars, for 3 separate Corvette models - the Coupe 4LT, Convertible 4LT or the Z06 3LZ.

Here's some good news for Corvette fans. Chevrolet and Corvette Racing have announced a road version of their American LeMans C6R - the 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Editions.

Notice the plural of "Editions" because this is actually a performance package that you can choose, at a price of 7,840 US dollars, for 3 separate Corvette models - the Coupe 4LT, Convertible 4LT or the Z06 3LZ.

The 4LT Coupe or Convertible get the Z51 performance package and an NPP Performance Exhaust.

All models get the Corvette Racing "Jake" graphics do up, ZR1-style chrome wheels and spoiler, customer leather Ebony Interior with yellow stitching, engine cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering, and GT1 embroidered leather seats along with GT1 tags on the center console and instrument panel.

Basically, much of the appeal seems to be that this car is dressed up for the track but you can take it on the road.

But given that GM just shut down its performance division, HPVO, one has to take it as positive news that GM hasn't let itself go completely and is still dressing up the Corvette for a glitzy night on the town.

Prices (in US dollars) are: Coupe 4LT ($65,310), Convertible 4LT ($71,815), and Z06 3LZ ($86,385).

 

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