Limited Victory Edition Corvette to be Offered in Europe

By: Noah Scott

In celebration of the Corvette's success in sports car racing - particularly in Le Mans 24-Hour event, General Motors will launch a limited series of just 250 "Victory Edition" Corvette Coupes. It should be noted that it was in the year 1999 when Corvette Racing made its debut and since then the team has won more than 50 races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans held between 2001 and 2006 in which the team take home five class wins.

The Victory Edition Corvette is going to be based on the Corvette C6 Coupe which shares strong bonds with both the Corvette C6 R race car as well as the high performance Corvette Z06. The Victory Edition Corvette is equipped with an LS2 6.0 L V8 engines that revs up 297kW or 404 hp and 546 Nm of torque mated to a rear-mounted transaxle that improve the weight distribution of the vehicle. The Victory Edition will also be equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard feature while an electronically six-speed paddle shift transmission with automatic modes is offered as optional feature.

The Victory Edition Corvette is offered in two colors which reflect the Corvette racing heritage-the Black or Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, accentuated by Competition Grey aluminum wheels, 18 inch front and 19 inch rear. Its body-color wide rear spoiler is also one of its prominent features.

The two-tone leather seats with Corvette flag emblems and contrasting stitching highlights the interior features of the Victory Edition. The Corvette with black interior features an ebony and red theme while the Velocity Yellow Corvette is given an ebony and titanium grey interior mix. And to further enhance the aesthetic appeal of the interiors a specially designed , Competition Grey door sill plates, a carbon -look interior trim package and a one-of-kind, numbered Victory Edition badge was added.

The Victory Edition Corvette is also loaded with features like a DVD Navigation System with touch screen and voice guidance, heated seats, a memory package with presets for two drivers for the 6-way power driver's seat, exterior mirrors and powered telescopic steering wheel, a head-up display with G-force meter, auto trimming inside rear view mirror and a premium Bose® 7-speaker sound system.

The limited Corvette Victory Edition will be given a numbered car identification interior badge and that's not all would-be owners of the Victory Edition Corvette will be given a one day free Corvette Drivers Training which is going to be handles by professional instructors at specially selected race tracks across Europe. The Victory Edition Corvette is scheduled to hit dealerships in Europe early of March 2007.

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