A Deeper Look into the 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette

2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette
2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette

The Limited 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition

We are looking at option CFZ – the 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette, and its costs, values, and specifications. We also look at option CFZ vs ULZ. We have press releases as well at the first retails 2011 Limited Edition Carbon ZO6 sold price. Read on to learn more.

The Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition celebrates the history of the Corvette and the spirit of competition that has spurred its success. The Carbon Limited Edition was based on the Z06, and it commemorated the Corvette’s 50th Anniversary of racing at the 24 Hours of LeMans. The Carbon Limited Edition features dark wheels in a similar design to the ZR1 wheels, a lower front lip, and the ZR1’s carbon ceramic brakes. This model came with the 7.0-liter (427 cid) V8, making 505 horsepower, and has an upgraded carbon fiber hood. It also came with the ZR1’s magnetic ride control. It was originally planned to have a limited number of 500, but in reality, only 252 were produced.

If you would like to learn more about the final production numbers for 2011 we have the complete breakdown in this blog post: 2011 CORVETTE MODEL YEAR PRODUCTION. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 check out the sports car’s specifications.

Option CFZ vs ULZ Option

When looking at the C6 Chevrolet Corvette 2011 Carbon Fiber Edition you might wonder if it is the Limited Edition or the Carbon Fiber option. There were two options available that we will look at, the CFZ and ULZ.

CFZ Z06 CARBON FIBER PACKAGE

The CFZ Carbon Fiber Package gives the Z06 lightweight aero enhancements similar to those found on the ZR1. Included in the optional package are the black-painted carbon fiber front splitter, rockers, roof panel, and a body-color full-width rear spoiler. This option added $3,995 to the price tag. There were 535 2011 Corvettes with this option.

ULZ Z06 CARBON LIMITED EDITION

The additional cost for the ZO6 Carbon Special Edition Package was $15,705. The Z06 Carbon limited-edition model (option ULZ) blends the performance features of the Z07 package and the styling cues of the Carbon Fiber package. In addition to the features included with both new packages, this sinister-looking Z06 also includes:

  • A raised carbon fiber hood
  • Black wheels, outside mirrors, and headlamp housings
  • A special engine cover
  • A leather and suede interior with body-color stitching
  • Special graphics commemorating 50 years of Le Mans racing (installation left to the customer’s discretion)
  • Special vehicle identification number sequence (1G1YL2DE6B5600001 – 1G1YL2DE6B5600252 Z06 Carbon Edition)
  • The ULZ Carbon Limited Edition package was a Z06 exclusive for 2011 and included the Z07 Performance Package

What colors did the 2011 Limited Editon Carbon ZO6 come in?

The limited edition ULZ was only available in Supersonic Blue and Inferno Orange, both of which were new colors for 2011: 166 Supersonic Blue were sold, and 86 of Inferno Orange were sold.

What was the most chosen Equipment Group?

  • 1LZ Standard Equipment Group – 11
  • 3LZ Performance Equipment Group – 206
  • 1SB (Canada) Standard Equipment Group – 34
  • 1SX (Japan) Standard Equipment Group – 1

What did the 2011 Limited Edition Carbon ZO6 Cost?

Here is a window sticker I found on the web where it shows the price of a 2011 Corvette that was ordered the 2011 Corvette ZO6 Carbon Special Edition Package:

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition - Window Sticker
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition – Window Sticker

Below we have an ad that shows the price for the 2011 Corvette ZO6 Carbon Limited Edition (ULZ) priced in the 1LZ, 3LZ, and the 3LZ with the optional U3U navigation and USB:

Vintage Advertisement for the 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette (ULZ)
Vintage Advertisement for the 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette (ULZ)
  • ZO6 Carbon Edition 3LZ is $98,130 MSRP
  • ZO6 Carbon Edition 3LZ is $98,130 MSRP
  • ZO6 Carbon Edition 3LZ with optional U3U Navigation and USB is $99,925 MSRP

2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition Corvette Photo Gallery

All Photos Credited to GM Media

Below is a press release Chevrolet sent out to the media:

For release: March 10, 2010, 12:01 a.m. EST

2011 CORVETTE Z06 CARBON LIMITED EDITION

Taking track-to-street technology to a new level

DETROIT — When the 2006 Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars ever. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 closed the gap between racing and production even further. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

 “Designed to further incorporate technology developed through racing, the Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet General Manager. “With a limited production of 500 units, this car is a must-have for the true Corvette collector and driving enthusiast.”

The Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition is another example of the expanded Corvette line-up. Five years ago, customers had the choice of a Corvette coupe or convertible. With the addition of the Z06, Grand Sport coupe and convertible and ZR1, Corvette enthusiasts now have more choices than ever.

“For track use, the Z06 Carbon is the best balanced Corvette yet. It combines the lightweight and naturally-aspirated Z06 engine with the road-holding and braking of the ZR1,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer. “For technical tracks like Laguna Seca, the Z06 Carbon could shave up to three seconds off the Z06 lap time.”

This limited edition Z06 will boast Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with specific dark gray metallic calipers. These powerful brakes were first introduced on the ZR1.  Black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels complement the car’s Michelin PS2 tires. Other mechanical features include Magnetic Selective Ride Control for the first time on the Z06 and enhanced cooling. The car also features a special carbon pattern engine cover.

The Corvette Z06 Carbon will be available in two colors: Inferno Orange and the all-new Supersonic Blue. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, and black carbon fiber rockers and splitter enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift. For track events, customers can also install the Euro-styled racing numbers that come with each car.

The Z06 Carbon’s ebony leather and suede interior is complemented by blue or orange seat stitching to match the exterior color chosen. Other features include a unique steering wheel emblem, sill plate and logoed headrest. The suede used on the steering wheel, shifter, seat inserts, armrests and doors add to the luxury of this limited edition Z06.

An optional Z07 performance package that includes the mechanical upgrades introduced on the Z06 Carbon can be added to a regular 2011 Z06. This package also includes Competition Gray 20-spoke wheels and all the chassis and cooling upgrades.

The CFZ Z06 carbon fiber package includes black carbon fiber rockers, splitter and roof panel with the full-width body color spoiler. It can also be purchased with or without the Z07 package on regular Z06 models.

The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, as well as the new Z07 and CFZ Z06 option packages will be available in late summer.

What is a Limited Edition 2011 ZO6 Carbon Edition Worth Today?

Before we look at the press release for the first retail Corvette ZO6 Limited Carbon Edition let’s look at the current values (as of 10/13/2022). Here are our findings from Hagerty’s website:

  • #1 Concours $114,000
  • #2 Excellent $82,700
  • #3 Good $58,900
  • #4 Fair $46,500

The First Retail Corvette ZO6 went to the Barrett Jackson Palm Beach Auction and Sold for $297,000.00

Below is the press release for the auction:

Chevrolet to auction first retail Corvette Z06 Carbon at Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach

DETROIT – The first of 500 retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition coupes will go to the highest bidder at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 3.

The winning bidder will also be given the unique opportunity to tour GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., home of the hand-built LS7 and LS9 engines found in the Z06 and ZR1 respectively. The winner will also have the opportunity to watch the car going down the line at the famed Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

“The Corvette Z06 Carbon will surely be an instant collectible,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing.  “For that reason, we see Barrett-Jackson as the premiere venue to sell the first retail Z06 Carbon.”

The Corvette Z06 Carbon was designed as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first race in the 24 Hours of LeMans.  As such, it continues the technology transfer between the production Corvette and racing.

Notable features of the Z06 Carbon include Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin PS2 tires, Magnetic Ride Control and enhanced cooling. Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, and black carbon fiber rockers and splitter enhance the Z06’s dynamic design and reduce mass and aerodynamic lift.

This auction continues Chevrolet’s tradition of offering exciting cars at Barrett-Jackson. At the Scottsdale, Ariz., auction in 2008, the first retail production 2009 Corvette ZR1 sold for $1,000,000. The first retail 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was also sold for $350,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction last year. Most recently, a limited edition Corvette Z06 (number 427 of 427 produced) garnered $200,000, all of which was donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction runs from April 1 to April 3 (2010).

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