The C7 Corvette is a gorgeous car on its own, but what if one were available that was an absolute track monster? There is, of course, the much-hyped Z06. But what many forget, is for 2016 only, Chevrolet took the all-ready impressive Z06 a bit further and created a one-of-a-kind street legal version of Chevy's factory Corvette race team called the C7.R edition. And trust us, this special edition Corvette leaves little to be desired.
Some might claim that the C7.R is esentially a dressed-up Z06, however, there's no debate on how incredible this car stands out thanks to the C7.R options. Keep in mind, the C7.R's option was a $23,000+ option! It got you the following: Black wheels with the yellow stripe in groove, Corvette racing wheel center caps, the Z07 performance package, Yellow brake calipers, Jet Black suede interior, competition seats suede, suede steering wheel and shifter, yellow contrasting stitching, carbon fiber interior package, special C7.R interior plaque, special edition logo on seats, Corvette racing sill plate, special indoor car cover - C7R racing graphics, visible carbon fiber ground effects, visible carbon fiber hood insert, and special exterior graphics. All told, the sticker price on this car included $32,000 in options for a grand total of $112,395.00.
Honestly, the exterior of this Corvette is no joke, and any discerning automotive enthusiast will know even at a quick glance that this is not your standard Z06. The carbon fiber design and aero elements are a quick tip off that this is more than a regular Corvette, but the subtle C7.R decal on the removable targa top and the hood logo will confirm your suspicions quickly! Furthermore, the translucent adjustable rear spoiler is a dead giveaway to any Corvette fan. The adjustable spoiler is not your standard “adjust on the fly” spoiler, but rather something to be adjusted with tools at the track. Surely, that is a testament to GM's intentions for this car.
Even more, this 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R is a great find in this color combination, especially with the amount of options it has. Furthermore, it has a manual transmission for maximum driving pleasure. Equipped with the Z07 performance package, this Corvette is fitted with Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors. Essentially, this is a that is the not-so-mild street version of the racing C7.R. Putting out 650 horsepower, the 6.2 liter LT4 engine is a force to be reckoned with!
Being that this car is intended for track use, carbon fiber pieces are present inside and out. If it looks like carbon fiber, it is carbon fiber! The black and carbon fiber exterior combination creates a subtle but sinister look for the outside of this car. Step inside, however, and it is easy to feel relaxed in the luxurious interior. Never fear, it is very clear you are inside a powerful car, but the build quality is superior and the interior design is clean, simple, and comfortable. Suede microfiber covers the seats, door panels, dash, and various other surfaces. The yellow stitching contrasts perfectly against the black suede, and is the perfect match to the black, yellow-striped wheels. Additionally, the C7.R Edition logo is displayed prominently throughout. For those of us crazy enough to drive this car on anything resembling a regular basis, plenty of modern technology for music and Bluetooth connectivity is installed along with power windows, door locks, and seats.
This is a gorgeous example that has only seen 712 miles of use since it was purchased new. Included with the sale is the “throw-in bag” which includes a front license plate bracket and brake rotor protectors among other things. Also included is a snug-fit indoor car cover made to look like the racing version of the C7.R—it is sure to make any visitors to your garage look twice!
For the Corvette collector in the market for a “new' C7.R Edition, it will be difficult to find one in as-new condition like this.
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES