Victory Edition Corvette celebrates Le Mans success

Victory Edition Corvette celebrates Le Mans success  
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Motorsport, Chevrolet
on 03/28/2007

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To celebrate the success of Corvette in sports car racing, and in particular the prestigious Le Mans 24-Hour event, a limited run of just 250 ‘Victory Edition’ Corvette Coupes is being produced. Since Corvette Racing made its debut in 1999, the team has won more than 50 races, including five class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 2001 and 2006. The Corvette Victory Edition is priced at £51,285.

The Victory Edition Corvette is based on the Corvette C6 Coupe, which shares strong links with the Corvette C6.R race car and the high performance Corvette Z06. The Victory Edition offers the LS2 6.0L V8 engine producing 404 hp (297 kW) and 546 Nm of torque, matched to a rear-mounted transaxle that gives perfectly balanced weight distribution. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, with the option of an electronically controlled six-speed Paddle Shift transmission with automatic modes. The Victory Edition Corvette with Paddle Shift costs £53,685.

The Victory Edition Corvette is available in two colours reflecting the Corvette racing heritage, Black and Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, and is distinguished by Competition Grey aluminium wheels, 18-inch front and 19-inch rear. A body-colour wide rear spoiler is a further distinguishing feature.

The interior boasts two-tone leather seats with Corvette flag emblems and contrasting stitching. Cars with the black exterior feature an ebony and red theme, while ebony and titanium grey colours characterize the interior of Velocity Yellow cars. Both interiors are further enhanced by Competition Grey door sill plates, a carbon-look interior trim package and a unique, numbered ‘Victory Edition’ badge.

The Victory Edition Corvette features a DVD Navigation System with touch screen and voice guidance, along with a Luxury Package. This includes heated seats, a memory package with two programmable presets for the six-way power driver’s seat, exterior mirrors and powered telescopic steering wheel. A head-up display including G-force metre, auto-dimming inside rear view mirror and a premium Bose® seven-speaker sound system are also standard.

Every Corvette Victory Edition will be allocated a numbered car identification interior badge. And, as part of the ownership experience, buyers are invited to participate in a free one-day Corvette Drivers’ Training event with professional instructors at selected race tracks across Europe.

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