2011 SEMA Preview: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellow Hall of Fame Tribute

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 29, 2011

The Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame’ Tribute is the second special Corvette that will be displayed at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This Corvette is a tribute to the accomplished racing driver with the legendary Chevrolet Corvette C5.R C6.R teams.

Sure to stand out with a bright red paintjob, this car comes with a Z06 Performance Package (Z07), CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings, Carbon fiber raised hood, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Black headlamp housings and mirrors, Ebony interior with red stitching,

Red brake calipers, Suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching (from the 2012 Centennial package), Centennial-model seats, Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package, Racing-style graphics that pays tribute to racing wins, National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame and Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport.

Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet, said that these cars are treated as “canvasses” by their owners and demonstrate their personalization and high-performance endeavors. He also said that at the SEMA show, new owners can’t help but be inspired to begin customizing their cars.

Aside from bringing you Bumble Bee, Chevrolet has another sports car line-up that we see in many movies. We’re talking about the Corvette. Let’s see what Chevrolet has got this time for all Vette lovers everywhere.

The Corvette racing program once again proves its expertise in aerodynamics. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 bears the most stable speed on the road without losing its balance on the curves. Though the new Corvette’s design is based on racecar technology, you won’t see any large rear wings anywhere. Instead, Chevrolet created an elevated spoiler to sufficiently provide downforce with little or no effect to the car’s aerodynamic drag. This even results in as low as 0.31 Cd output.

But since racing inspires this vehicle, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is definitely made for high performance driving. Then of course, anyone can still use it everyday if they want to. In fact, Chevrolet designed the Z06 with high regard for safety, convenience and comfort. Optional features includes the XM Satellite Radio, universal remote, GPS navigation system, side air bags, heated seats, telescopic steering wheel, chrome wheels, in-dash CD changer (6-disc) and Bose audio system.

It goes without saying, when one drives home a Corvette, he can expect the entire standard features that usually go with any high-end Chevy. Corvette Z06 has the G-meter, HUD with track mode, cabin air filtration system, dual-zone air-conditioning units, leather seats, fog lamps and HID Lights.

Inside, you get two-tone leather seats with intricately stitched Z06 insignia. The new Corvette’s enhanced oil pressure gauge cluster now displays the reading on the dry sump oiling system. It also has the 7000-redline tachometer bearing the Z06 logo to match the racing inspired interiors. The new model bears a resemblance to the 2006 Corvette with its new 370mm 3-spoke steering wheel for better driving performance.

With regards to comfort, Chevrolet made sure that the Z06 comes with just the right amount of components needed. This will help bring out the Corvette’s optimum performance and lightweight structure. Still, they equipped the interiors with very comfy side bolsters to go with the seats.

They also furnished the passenger seat with manual controls instead of the usual power-adjust motor to drop more weight. The new lightweight acoustic package meanwhile provides better auditory response for safer driving.

Press Release

Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows 'Hall of Fame' Tribute

Ron Fellows has a long, distinguished racing career, including driving on the championship Corvette Racing C5.R and C6.R teams. That resume helped earn him an induction to the National Corvette Museum's Hall of Fame in 2011. This Torch Red show car honors Fellows' service behind the wheel, using accessories offered from Chevrolet matched with custom graphics. It's a fitting salute to one of the fastest men ever to drive a Corvette.

Vehicle highlights

  • Z06 Performance Package (Z07)
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings
  • Carbon fiber raised hood
  • Black headlamp housings and mirrors
  • Red brake calipers
  • Ebony interior with red stitching
  • Suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching (from the 2012 Centennial package)
  • Centennial-model seats
  • Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package
  • Racing-style graphics that honor racing wins, National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport.

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