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This Z06 Corvette Carbon Special Edition cost more than a new C8 Corvette

But does the low mileage justify the sky-high selling price?

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With all the rage around the C8 Corvette's starting price of circa-$60k, spending $100,000 on a Corvette from 2011 may seem completely crazy, but this is no ordinary Z06.

Dubbed the 'Carbon Special Edition' this particular example is a true timewarp car. Showing only 5 miles on the clock, this Carbon Special Edition is finished in Supersonic Blue over an Ebony leather and microfibre interior, making it a real head-turner.

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The Carbon editions were commissioned as a run of only 250 cars, designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chevrolet's first race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Of course, being a Carbon edition, there is plenty of Carbon Fiber details adorning the bodywork. The front splitter, roof, rear spoiler and hood are all made from the super-lightweight material. Alongside this, this example also benefits from hidden door buttons, polished quad exhausts, black 20-spoke staggered alloys, and carbon-ceramic brakes.

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Inside also benefits from a number of unique modifications and features. The heated seats are trimmed in Ebony leather, with the microfibre inserts extending to the door panels, steering wheel and shift knob. There is plenty of Carbon trim around the cabin, while the infotainment is upgraded to a Bose sound system. Perhaps most crucially is the odometer, which shows only 5 miles on the clock.

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Under the hood is the standard LS7 V8, putting out 505hp to the rear wheels, via the six-speed manual transmission, with a factory-fitted LSD helping keep everything under control.

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Selling for a total of $100,000 this is one of the most expensive Z06's ever sold. Would you have this or a brand-new C8? Let us know below.

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Comments (9)

  • Here's the problem - 5 miles. Rubber and plastic bit get brittle and break down as do fluids. This car may have some expensive damage from sitting. I'd be more tempted if it had 25k on the clock. Still phenomenal and looks incredible. I would take a couple of experts with me to look at this before spending that kind of money. We'd all be going over this from top-to-bottom with testing equipment and lights. But it's definitely something to behold.

      1 month ago
    • Agreed hopefully the dealership that is selling this was responsible and did a full once-over of the car before throwing it on the market. I'd feel horrible for the poor person who spends $100k on a lemon.

        1 month ago
  • What do you do with this:

    1. drive it and take the depreciation hit because the real value in this is the low miles.

    2. park it and hope it is worth more later.

    If #1 then why not just buy another Z06 for less?

    If #2 then why not buy something like a 911 that will appreciate and look better doing it?

    Personally I wish there were some weird law that allowed a GM engineer who worked on this car to walk into the room after the transaction is over, kick both people in the crotch and walk out with the keys and title to the car. People spent their effort making this thing awesome and these collectors wasted that effort. Drive your dam cars people!!!

      1 month ago
  • I’d definitely take this over the C8. In fact I’d take in C6 generation Corvette over the C8 so this is a no-brainer.

      1 month ago
  • It’s a corvette. I’m buying it. Car with a 7 liter big butt and carbon fiber. It’s mine

      1 month ago
  • I'd take the new one, not because I think it's better but because a special edition car is a car you can't ever really own, if that makes sense. It can't be your real daily driver just because you'd be scared to damage it.

      1 month ago
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