Chevrolet preparing Corvette GT-1 Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 1, 2009

The Corvette GT-1 Edition, created to commemorate the carmaker's last attempt at the current GT1 category for this year, is more of a trophy than the regular collector's edition vehicle. The car will come in the coupe, convertible and Z06 body types with either a yellow paint finish with black stripes or black finish with yellow stripes. Other features include the yellow windscreen banner from the CR.6, and also the racing team mascot called "Jake."

Also, the C6.R drivers' names will be placed on the roof and the races they won written on the lower part of the door.

Furthermore, we find a body-colored rear spoiler, 5-spoke Q9V forged chrome rims, black headlight insets on the yellow Corvette, door handles in body-color, and a carbon fiber-patterned hood. A Z51 Performance Package and NPP Performance Exhaust were used to improve exhaust sound.

The interior will be in black highlighted with yellow stitching and some engraved plates. Coming with the car is a Certificate of Authenticity to allow users to dispel any doubts.

Reports say that the car will be available by spring, and pricing next month, although no word has yet been received concerning how many units will be produced.

Press Release

2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Editions (RPO GT1)

Chevrolet and Corvette Racing introduce a new limited edition

The GT1 Championship Editions Celebrates Corvette C6.R Racing Success
American Le Mans Series GT1 Manufacturers Champions for 8 years
5 time 24 Hours of Le Mans GT1 Champions
Over 70 victories in ALMS racing
2009 24 Hours of Le Mans race will close out this successful era
Included in the package:
C6.R livery inspired graphics feature Corvette Racing 'Jake', Championships, and driver flags
ZR1 style body color full width spoiler and chrome wheels
Custom Leather Wrapped Ebony Interior with exclusive Yellow accent stitching
GT1 embroidery on the leather seats, instrument panel, and center console armrest
-Special Engine Cover with carbon pattern and yellow Corvette lettering

-Windshield banner – owner installed

Available in either Coupe 4LT ($65,310), Convertible 4LT ($71,815), and Z06 3LZ ($86,385)

- Available in 45U Velocity Yellow (with black headlamps) or 41U Black
Specific VIN sequence 300001 series for 45U Velocity Yellow representing the #3 C6.R
Specific VIN sequence 400001 series for 41U Black representing the #4 C6.R
Limited production to 100 per each color and body style combination and 600 total in Spring '09
Coupe and Convertible versions also include: Z51 Performance Package, NPP Performance Exhaust
* Optional MX0 6-speed Paddle Shift Automatic on Coupe and Convertible
* Optional C2L dual roof package on Coupe
* Optional U3U Navigation System on all

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