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Title: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 02, 2010, 12:18:37 PM
Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept
Source: AutoBlog
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Corvette is a mainstay on racing circuits ranging from LeMans to club racing. Chevrolet's Corvette Z06X Concept suggests a new idea and components for transforming a production Corvette into a serious, closed-course track car.

The Corvette Z06X Concept showcases how an enthusiast can leverage Chevrolet's expanding portfolio of performance parts to create a full-on track car. Chevrolet teamed with Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series, to create this Z06X track car concept.

"Racing is an integral part of Corvette performance and technology," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. "This concept car represents a mid-point between our GT race car and the production Z06, prepared by the team responsible for the Corvette Racing C6.R race cars, and featuring many performance parts owners can choose today."

The Z06X concept is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package. The 2011 Z06 with the Z07 package creates the lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control, while the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter.

The Z06X Concept features competition-oriented modifications including: an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing, a polycarbonate rear window, roll cage, racing seat and safety harness, racing wheels, suspension enhancements – including coil-over struts with fully adjustable camber plates – racing-spec cooling system and more. The radio, carpeting and sound-deadening material are also removed.

The concept vehicle wears a low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior color, accented with exposed carbon fiber body components and red trim. It rides on black racing wheels and racing tires. The interior is all business, with a racing seat, window net and roll cage-mounted camera system. It includes a racing pedal kit, a Genuine Corvette Accessory.

"It's a classic case of form following function," said Dave Ross, design manager. "The exterior color and accents were carefully selected to enhance the Corvette's racing-influenced design, but there's nothing superfluous in the Z06X's design – everything is there for a reason."
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Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 02, 2010, 12:28:43 PM
Corvette Jake Edition
Source: AutoBlog
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He started off as a discreet logo in 2005 that symbolized a tenacious attitude of the Corvette Racing team and ever since, the skull mascot known as Jake has grown to embody the determination and triumphs of the team. Now, Chevrolet designers have created the Corvette Jake Edition Concept, a special Grand Sport convertible concept vehicle that celebrates Corvette's racing spirit.

The Corvette Jake Edition is a Grand Sport Coupe, with Z06 wheels featuring the Competition Gray finish. The matte Jake hood graphic from the GT1 commemorative model adds a subtle visual statement, while a host of other accessories round out the car's unique appearance. Most of the parts added to this special Grand Sport are available today as Genuine Corvette Accessories or through any Chevrolet dealer's parts department.

"Jake is more than the mascot for Corvette Racing, he personifies the Corvette spirit," said Dave Ross, design manager. "We designed this concept to demonstrate how any enthusiast could create his own Jake special model with parts available from any Chevrolet dealership."

Some of the accessories used to create the Corvette Jake concept are not currently available, but are planned for future release, including Jake-logo floor mats, console lid, wheel center caps and more. Other parts, including the hood graphic and Z06 wheels, are offered as Genuine Corvette Accessories.

"The Corvette has long inspired car enthusiasts to personalize it. The Jake concept shows one very unique way to do it," said Ross. "With the great variety of accessories and other parts available, there's virtually no limit to how you can make your Corvette stand apart from all others."
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Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Imran on November 02, 2010, 08:35:53 PM
I love both of them. Id use the jake as a daily driver and the track car as a secondary daily driver just to make it challenging for myself to daily drive in a track car


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 02, 2010, 08:54:40 PM
I love both of them. Id use the jake as a daily driver and the track car as a secondary daily driver just to make it challenging for myself to daily drive in a track car

The Z06X isn't street legal...


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: FabZ on November 02, 2010, 09:40:49 PM
The Z06X isn't street legal...

why is that?


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 02, 2010, 11:14:18 PM
why is that?

Because it's a race car. It's the same as a 911 GT3RS Cup, Viper ACR-X, and Ford Racing Mustang FR500GT. It's not like an Ariel Atom or Caterham 7.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Imran on November 02, 2010, 11:46:42 PM
The Z06X isn't street legal...

so what?


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 03, 2010, 03:42:32 AM
so what?

So how are you going to daily drive a car that isn't road legal? The car sticks out like a sore thumb, it doesn't have, nor will it ever have a legal tag, and it's on slicks.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Carguy2112 on November 03, 2010, 12:34:56 PM
So how are you going to daily drive a car that isn't road legal? The car sticks out like a sore thumb, it doesn't have, nor will it ever have a legal tag, and it's on slicks.
It can be done but it's a really bad idea.

I wonder if you can order select parts of the Z06X or if you have to order the whole package. A Z06 with just the suspension and body upgrades would be sweet.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 03, 2010, 01:51:48 PM
Live Pictures of Jake Edition...
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Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Sting Ray on November 03, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
So how are you going to daily drive a car that isn't road legal? The car sticks out like a sore thumb, it doesn't have, nor will it ever have a legal tag, and it's on slicks.
Oh my goodness this is why we say you need a sense of humor.

Jak is full of shit.

And OHMYGOSH that Jake Edition is beautiful. New dream car? I think yes.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Imran on November 03, 2010, 04:54:48 PM
Oh my goodness this is why we say you need a sense of humor.

Jak is full of shit.


LOL yeah, i wouldnt actually daily drive a track car, but i would still driive it on the street for the fuck of it once in a while. And elmo, tires can be changed ;)


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Carguy2112 on November 04, 2010, 07:07:22 AM
And OHMYGOSH that Jake Edition is beautiful. New dream car? I think yes.
To each his own but personally I don't care for the hood decal on that one. It makes Jake look like he has really long teeth.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Elmo187 on November 04, 2010, 10:46:20 PM
SuPerformance Grand Sport Coupe
Source: AutoBlog
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General Motors has grown its E-Rod family by two, adding a 505-horsepower 7.0-liter LS7 and a 556-horsepower 6.2-liter LSA to its line of emissions-friendly V8s. The General chose to show off the new forced-induction engine by plopping the mill in a Superformance Grand Sport replica. With a feathery light curb weight of just 2,500 pounds and a potent 551 pound-feet of torque on tap, this machine should be an absolute tarmac terror. Behind that supercharged small block sits a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel disc brake system designed to bring the whole party to a stop in a hurry.

GM says that it is currently working closely with the California Air Resources Board to ensure that the E-Rod LSA can be used in pre-OBD-II vehicles, allowing specially constructed cars like the Superformance Grand Sport to receive CARB certification.
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Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Imran on November 04, 2010, 10:59:51 PM
id take that over a zr1


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Fox on November 05, 2010, 06:58:31 AM
id take that over a zr1

Oh THIS I agree.  :D


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Sting Ray on November 05, 2010, 02:10:52 PM
Okay I'll take the ZR1s then.


Title: Re: SEMA 2010: Chevy Corvette
Post by: Jeepcom on November 09, 2010, 09:27:36 AM
It was so hard to get a picture of that car^^
People were bombarding it all day