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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

to celebrate 65 years of Corvette, the company launches a new Carbon 65 Edition, limited to just 650 Units.

  • Ultimate carbon-fiber package for Grand Sport, Z06 salutes 65 years of Corvette
Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models.
Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements — notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts — with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.
“Corvette is one of the most storied names in Chevrolet and sports car history, with a heritage few can match,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president Chevrolet Marketing. 
“The new Carbon 65 Edition honors that legacy, while offering customers another unique, special-edition model that personalizes the ownership experience.”
The Carbon 65 Edition package (order code Z30) will include:
  • Available on Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ trims
  • Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on Convertibles)
  • Unique fender stripes and door graphics
  • Black wheels with machined grooves paired with summer-only tires* (Cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and Blade-style wheels for Z06)
  • Blue brake calipers
  • Visible carbon-fiber ground effects, hood section and roof (Coupe models) or tonneau inserts (Convertible models)
  • New visible carbon-fiber spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (Coupe)
  • Center caps with Carbon logo
  • Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors
  • Jet Black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching
  • Carbon-fiber steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
  • Competition Sport seats
  • Carbon 65 Edition sill plates
The Corvette Carbon 65 Edition package will cost $15,000 and will be available this summer, along with the rest of the 2018 Corvette lineup.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 CORVETTE
2018 Corvette Stingray
  • New standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels paired with summer-only tires*. Derived from the Z51 package, they replace the previous 18-inch/19-inch standard wheels.
  • Five new wheel options, including Torque and Motorsport designs, are paired with summer-only tires*.
  • Magnetic Ride Control is offered as a stand-alone option.
  • Revised interior color breakup on 2LT trim.
2018 Corvette Grand Sport
  • Ceramic brakes are offered without the Z07 Performance Package.
  • Satin black center stripe is available with the Heritage Package.
  • Revised interior color breakup on 2LT trim.
2018 Corvette Z06
  • Two new wheel choices are Black Z06 wheel with yellow stripe and Pearl Nickel Blade design (paired with summer-only tires*).
  • Gray interior available.
All 2018 models
  • HD digital radio is standard.
  • Available Performance Data Recorder — Cosworth Toolbox offers four additional data channels: individual wheel speeds, individual suspension displacements, yaw rate and intake and ambient air temperatures.
  • Improved rear-view camera image features higher resolution and wider angle.
  • Enhanced Head-Up Display rotation setting.
  • Ceramic Matrix Gray replaces Sterling Blue in the exterior color palette.
  • Spice Red convertible top.
  • Spice Red interior offered on 3LT and 3LZ trims.
  • Jet black suede-wrapped interior includes carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim.
  • New interior color stitching packages (red/yellow/blue) offered on 3LT and 3LZ trims.
*Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.
FAST FACT: The first Corvette rolled out of the factory on June 30, 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Only 300 were built that year, each of them Polo White with a red interior.