Chevrolet brings the Carlisle Blue Grand Sport and Ron Fellows Tribute Corvettes to SEMA

Chevy celebrates the heritage of the Corvette.

The 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas promises to be an unforgettable event. On display are hundreds of cars with new tuning programs, aftermarket products, and new special edition models. This year, Chevrolet has brought a pair of Corvettes that celebrate the model’s heritage.

On display at the Chevy SEMA booth will be the new Carlisle Corvette Grand Sport. The Carlisle Blue Concept is a special model that celebrates the 30 years of the largest Corvette event in the world that is held annually at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The Blue Carlisle Corvette Concept is based off of the Grand Sport variant of the Corvette, using the standard dry-sump LS3 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed manual transmission. In terms of performance, Chevrolet has given the Concept car an ultra-responsive Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension and a dual-mode exhaust. The entire car wears a light Carlisle Blue exterior paint with White racing stripes that extend across the entire body. New 18 x 10 front and 19 x 12 rear Silver Torque 2 wheels are worn along with a host of Genuine Corvette accessories. Inside the Chevy SEMA concept has been given Grand Sport floor mats and center console lid, along with an Ebony/Titanium color scheme and blue stitching.

Next to the Carlisle Corvette Grand Sport at the Chevy SEMA stand will be the “Hall of Fame” Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 Tribute car. Fellows, the legendary Corvette driver who raced on the Corvette Racing C5.R and C6.R teams, was inducted into the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame in 2011.

The SEMA Corvette tribute to Ron Fellows is based on the Corvette Z06 with the Z07 performance package. The Ron Fellows Corvette was designed to look like a race car, sporting a carbon fiber raised hood, spoilers, rockers, and racing-style graphics that honor Fellows’ achievements. The set of wheels was given a black face with red outer stripe, and hides a red brake calipers. The interior features suede trimmed accessories from the Centennial Package, Centennial-model seats, and a set of Genuine Corvette Racing pedals.

Both the Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept and Ron Fellows “Hall of Fame” Tribute Corvette Z06 will be on display at the Chevrolet stand at SEMA from November 1st to the 4th. Production plans and pricing have not been announced by Chevrolet.

Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Specifications

-LS3 6.2L with dry sump oil system – hand-built at GM’s Performance Build Center
-Six-speed manual transmission
-Magnetic Selective Ride Control
-Gray six-piston brake calipers (2012 option)
-Goodyear® F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires
-Dual-mode exhaust system
-New Carlisle Blue Metallic exterior
-Cyber Gray headlamps (2012 option)
-Genuine Corvette Accessory Torque 2 silver-painted wheels in 18×10-inch (front) and 19×12-inch (rear)
-Genuine Corvette Accessory Carbon Fiber Ground Effects – front splitter and rockers
-Genuine Corvette Accessory full-width rear spoiler
-Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT hood blanket
-Genuine Corvette Accessory Pearl White full-length stripe kit
-4LT trim level with Ebony/Titanium leather color interior and blue stitching
-New-for-2012 Bose® Premium Audio with nine speakers, USB port and audio jack with iPod® integration on the touch screen
-Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT Ebony floor mats
-Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT console lid
-Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package

Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept Gallery

Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame’ Tribute Specifications

-Z06 Performance Package (Z07)
-Magnetic Selective Ride Control
-CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings
-Carbon fiber raised hood
-Black headlamp housings and mirrors
-Red brake calipers
-Ebony interior with red stitching
-Suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching (from the 2012 Centennial package)
-Centennial-model seats
-Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package
-Racing-style graphics that honor racing wins, National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport.

Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame’ Tribute Gallery

[Source: General Motors]

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