Corvette Of The Day: 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition
The “Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Championship Edition Corvette Z06,” or Ron Fellows Edition for short, stands as the first autographed factory special-edition in Corvette history. As a crucial figure in testing and developing the initial Corvette C5.R racer, Fellows inspired the creation of this limited-production Z06, paying tribute to his remarkable six consecutive American Le Mans Series championships from 2001 to 2006. A total of 399 Ron Fellows Edition Corvettes were manufactured, with 300 allocated for the U.S., 33 for Canada, and 66 designated for export.
Distinguished by its Artic White exterior adorned with Monterey Red Metallic hash-style fender stripes, symbolizing Fellows’ Canadian roots and Corvette Racing’s six GT1 Manufacturers Championships, these special editions showcased a unique aesthetic. The interior of each Ron Fellows Edition Z06 featured Ebony and Red two-tone leather, accentuated by Fellows’ signature on the inner center console lid.
Propelled by a hand-assembled 7.0L LS7 V8 engine, factory-rated at 505 HP at 6,300 RPM and 470 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 RPM, the Ron Fellows Edition boasted formidable power. Mated with a 6-speed transmission equipped with a short-throw shifter and a limited-slip differential, the vehicle demonstrated precision. Complemented by speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering, active handling, and Fellows Edition alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, it delivered supercar-level road control. The braking system featured six-piston front and 4-piston rear red-finish brake calipers, ensuring effective deceleration from its 190-plus MPH top speed.