Chevrolet has unveiled the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition. It features numerous carbon fiber accessories and special interior trim.

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition.

"Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette's first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans." It features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes (from the Corvette ZR1), black 20-spoke wheels (which measure 19-inches in front and 20-inches in the rear), Magnetic Selective Ride Control, an improved cooling system, and a faux carbon fiber engine cover.

In terms of styling, the Carbon edition comes with an Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue exterior, black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style spoiler, and several carbon fiber body parts (hood, side sills, and front splitter). Inside, Chevrolet installed ebony leather and suede upholstery (with blue or orange seat stitching), a unique steering wheel emblem, special sill plates, and embroidered headrests.

According to Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, "For track use, the Z06 Carbon is the best balanced Corvette yet. It combines the lightweight and naturally-aspirated Z06 engine with the road-holding and braking of the ZR1. For technical tracks like Laguna Seca, the Z06 Carbon could shave up to three seconds off the Z06 lap time."

Available this summer, only 500 Carbon editions will be produced. Should you fail to acquire one, fear not - most of the equipment will be available on standard Z06 via the optional Z07 performance package and the CFZ Z06 carbon fiber package.