GM revealed today the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06X Concept, a new car that showcases how an enthusiast can create its full-on track car. Set to make its debut at the 2010 SEMA Show, the new car was created by Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series.
The car is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package.
For those who don’t know, the 2011 Corvette Z06 fitted with the Z07 package creates on the "lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control. In addition, the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter.
As you can see from the photos, the Z06X Concept comes with a an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, a polycarbonate rear window, roll cage, racing seat and safety harness, racing wheels, suspension enhancements, a new racing-spec cooling system and more. And because we are talking about a full-on track car, the radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material were also removed.
The concept version features a low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior color, accented with exposed carbon fiber body components and red trim. The design is completed by the black racing wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.
Inside, we find a racing seat, window net and roll cage-mounted camera system, as well as a racing pedal kit and a Genuine Corvette Accessory.
The precise rack-and-pinion steering system of the new Chevrolet Corvette has been revised to deliver improved feel at any speed. These were achieved thanks to a new, stiffer intermediate shaft, a new premium machining process of internal components, as well as controller calibration changes.
Chevrolet has Corvette Coupe and Convertible ride on a new split-spoke wheel design, which made its debut on the limited-edition 2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replicas. As standard, the Corvette is specified with 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear rim, both in Sparkle Silver finish. The wheels can be finished in Competition Gray.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Coupe and Convertible can also be specified with new performance-oriented forged aluminum wheels in a polished finish.
For the 2008 model year, the new Corvette Coupe and Convertible can be wrapped in two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat (replacing Le Mans Blue Metallic) and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat (replacing Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat).