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Watch A 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition Reach 242.7 MPH

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Special Edition is a super cool car. Only about 250 of the models were made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Corvette first competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette featured the Z07 Performance Package, plus the introduction of a painted carbon fiber raised hood, a carbon fiber splitter and rockers.  The cars mirrors and headlights were finished in  black, and the exterior of all of the Carbon Limited Edition Corvettes were finished either in Supersonic Blue or Inferno Orange. The interiors of both cars included matching body-color stitching.

Under the goodly hood of this Corvette is a 7.0-liter V8 making 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine could propel the coupe to 60 mph (96 kph) in under four seconds onto a top speed of 198 mph (318 kph).

In this video, we get to see a 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition reach an astonishing 242.7 miles per hour in a standing mile and managed to hit 140.3 mph in the quarter-mile.