Corvette Of The Day: 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Edition
In 1999, a driver by the name of Ron Fellows joined the Corvette Racing team. Over nearly a decade, he would prove to be one of the most successful drivers on the team, leading Corvette racing to GT class championships in the American LeMans Series (2002, 2003, and 2004) and to victory lane (GTS class) at the 24 Hours of LeMans (2001 and 2002.)
Because of his enormous success and immense popularity as a driver, Chevy decided to produce a limited edition Z06 in his honor. The car was officially called the “2007 Ron Fellows American Le Mans Series Grand Touring Class 1 Champion Corvette Z06,” though it became more commonly known simply as the “Ron Fellows Edition.”
This special Corvette Z06 is the first signed special edition in Corvette’s 54-year history, and is the first Arctic White Z06 ever offered. Only 399 were made: approximately 300 for the United States, 33 for Canada and 66 for other export markets.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 7.0L LS7 V8 engine, delivering an impressive output of up to 505 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft of torque. The power generated by this exceptional engine is channeled to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transaxle and limited-slip differential, resulting in an exhilarating 0-60 time of approximately 3.7 seconds.