Only 250 of these rare animals were made.
Few other cars scream American muscle quite like the Chevrolet Corvette. This iconic sports car has been around for over half a century, and in that time has seen numerous generations come and go, along with hundreds of special editions, some being more exclusive than others. Recently spotted on Bring A Trailer, the car you see in front of you is one of the more scarce Corvettes around. This 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Special Edition is one of only 250 Carbon models produced and was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette first competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This particular Z06 is finished in Supersonic Blue and features exclusive carbon fiber bits such as a carbon-fiber roof, carbon-fiber hood, and a body-color rear spoiler. Alongside these mods, thee Vette gets hidden door buttons, polished quad exhausts, and black 20-spoke alloys staggered 19/20 inches front/rear wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires, with carbon-ceramic cross-drilled rotors hiding underneath.
The interior also gets some serious attention: the heated seats are trimmed in Ebony leather with microfiber inserts that extend to the door panels, steering wheel, and shift knob. There's carbon fiber trim scattered around the cabin, and the infotainment system features a Bose sound system. The speedometer reads up to 200 mph and the odometer shows only 5 miles.
At the heart of this Corvette lies a tried and trusted 7.0-liter LS7 V8 which produces 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque from the factory. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted six-speed manual transaxle and a limited-slip differential. The October Carfax report indicates that the car is clean as a whistle and shows no accident damage and a single owner from Texas. The current bid for this exclusive piece of machinery stands at $45,500 and the auction closes in six days' time.