Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 Edition Celebrates 65 Years (Video)

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Corvette is about to be 65 years old, and the Carbon 65 Edition is the cake. Is the $15,000 appearance package too much to pony up for one of the 650 being built?

Power to dollar ratio… for the last 65 years the Corvette has been known for blowing other manufacturers out of the water. In 2018, the Corvette is turning 65, and Chevrolet is celebrating with special models of the Z06 3LZ and Grand Sport 3LT.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition

The Carbon 65 Edition is a special edition with only 650 cars on offer worldwide. The cost is $15,000, and is mostly an appearance package with a collector plate. The Ceramic Matrix Gray is a beautiful color, and the competition sport seats are a touch we appreciate, but otherwise, you are buying this car to collect. With the Corvette Z06 it feels like you are paying for the performance and not just the badge, but with the Carbon 65, a badge is really all that you are buying.

In this video, Edmunds reviews the Corvette Zo6 Carbon 65 Edition to find out where it fits in. This Zo6 has 650 hp, 650 lb-ft of torque, and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Edmunds editor Kurt Niebuhr explains this Zo6 is ready to do just what you want, how you want. The Zo6 has a fast front end, but a backend that follows you through the corners. Making note of the corners, he jests his co-workers left him with bald tires. He explains the special sticky tires can wear out in less than 4,000 miles.

 

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So, expect to replace tires often. Niebuhr also states the Carbon 65 package has unique blue graphics and carbon fiber aero bits. These bump the price tag up $15,000, bringing the final price of this Z06 to $112,000. This is just $8,000 short of the new ZR1, for comparison’s sake. He isn’t sure about the value of the Carbon 65 Package, but is head over heels for this Zo6 with the Zo7 package. Let us know what you think of the Carbon 65 Edition. Is it worth it? Will it become collectible?

Patrick Stevenson is an Internet Brands' contributor to 6SpeedOnline, Honda-Tech, Corvette Forums, 5series.net, and MBworld. He is also a host on The Motor Affair Podcast.

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