Other than the limited edition Corvette Victory Edition, another special edition of the all American sports car will be introduced this spring, the Corvette Competition. This model, built in limited numbers based on the C6 Coupe, bears strong links to motor sport too, which gave Corvette its fame.
The new Corvette Competition is launched to celebrate the start of the new 2008 racing season. The 56th edition of the Sebring Twelve Hours on 15 March was the first race in the American Le Mans Series championship (ALMS). In Sebring Corvette Racing scored another double victory in the GT1 category. The special Competition version of ALMS-champion Corvette has some similarities to the successful C6.R race car. The number of options on the new car is limited, so as to reduce weight. Other common points are the air scoops with honeycomb pattern in the front grill and in between the double twin exhaust pipes at the rear. The rear spoiler, borrowed from the Z06 model contributes to excellent aerodynamic properties and is evidence to the Corvette's fine motor sport heritage also. The strong look of the Corvette Competition are enhanced 5-spoke alloys (18 inch at the front, 19 inch at the rear) in the color Competition Grey. Another notable feature of this limited-edition Corvette is its black color.
The Corvette Competition boasts a 6.2 V8 engine which gives 430 BHP power at 5900 RPM. You can choose a 6-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission. Delivery of the new Corvette model starts in April 2008, and the car can be ordered from authorized Corvette dealers.