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    '18 65th Anniversary Carbon Fiber Edition Complete Information

    Thanks to MacMulkin Chevrolet finding this info! It is shared in its entirety here -- as released by GM this morning. Note the very distinctive fender and door "stripes and graphics."

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    2018 CORVETTE CARBON 65 EDITION MARKS MILESTONE

    Ultimate carbon-fiber package for Grand Sport, Z06 salutes 65 years of Corvette!

    Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Corvette with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition offered on 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models.

    Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fiber exterior elements – notably, a new carbon-fiber rear spoiler and quarter ducts – with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel.

    “Corvette is one of the most storied names in Chevrolet and sports car history, with a heritage few can match,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president Chevrolet Marketing. “The new Carbon 65 Edition honors that legacy, while offering customers another unique, special-edition model that personalizes the ownership experience.”

    The Carbon 65 Edition package (order code Z30) will include:

    Available on Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ trims
    Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on Convertibles)
    Unique fender stripes and door graphics
    Black wheels with machined grooves paired with summer-only tires* (Cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and Blade-style wheels for Z06)
    Blue brake calipers
    Visible carbon-fiber ground effects, hood section and roof (Coupe models) or tonneau inserts (Convertible models)
    New visible carbon-fiber spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (Coupe)
    Center caps with Carbon logo
    Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors
    Jet Black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching
    Carbon-fiber steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim
    Competition Sport seats
    Carbon 65 Edition sill plates
    The Corvette Carbon 65 Edition package will cost $15,000 and will be available this summer, along with the rest of the 2018 Corvette lineup.

    WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 CORVETTE

    2018 Corvette Stingray

    New standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels paired with summer-only tires*. Derived from the Z51 package, they replace the previous 18-inch/19-inch standard wheels.
    Five new wheel options, including Torque and Motorsport designs, are paired with summer-only tires*.
    Magnetic Ride Control is offered as a stand-alone option.
    Revised interior color breakup on 2LT trim.
    2018 Corvette Grand Sport

    Ceramic brakes are offered without the Z07 Performance Package.
    Satin black center stripe is available with the Heritage Package.
    Revised interior color breakup on 2LT trim.
    2018 Corvette Z06

    Two new wheel choices are Black Z06 wheel with yellow stripe and Pearl Nickel Blade design (paired with summer-only tires*).
    Gray interior available.
    All 2018 models

    HD digital radio is standard.
    Available Performance Data Recorder – Cosworth Toolbox offers four additional data channels: individual wheel speeds, individual suspension displacements, yaw rate and intake and ambient air temperatures.
    Improved rear-view camera image features higher resolution and wider angle.
    Enhanced Head-Up Display rotation setting.
    Ceramic Matrix Gray replaces Sterling Blue in the exterior color palette.
    Spice Red convertible top.
    Spice Red interior offered on 3LT and 3LZ trims.
    Jet black suede-wrapped interior includes carbon-fiber-rimmed steering wheel and gloss carbon-fiber interior trim.
    New interior color stitching packages (red/yellow/blue) offered on 3LT and 3LZ trims.
    *Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.

    FAST FACT: The first Corvette rolled out of the factory on June 30, 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Only 300 were built that year, each of them Polo White with a red interior.
    2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Marks Milestone
    Last edited by elegant; 04-10-2017 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Added door graphics pic.
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    IMHO, $15K is a lot of money for a little carbon bling, especially when it's only available on the the already expensive 3LT and 3LZ packages.
    Last edited by Henry427; 04-10-2017 at 09:21 AM.
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    John, I don't care for the fender & door graphics, other than that it's an awesome looking C7 masterpiece GS!

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    Don't see the 15k option upgrade on this car!!!!!!!
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    Bummer .. another special edition C7 with just stickers and parts from the Accessories Catalog ...
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    Those stickers are pure crap. (In my opinion, of course. No offense intended to anyone that likes them).

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    This is the one time that I am glad that GM does not paint its graphics onto the car, for that would be harder to remove for those who do not like them.
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    Is this just about cool looks or does it remove significant weight?
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    We have seen a couples figures about individual C7 carbon fiber parts being a few pounds lighter, so maybe this package reduces weight by 8-12 pounds???
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    Well, there is the new gray exterior color for 2018. It is much lighter than I would have guessed.
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    I know they charge a lot for visible carbon fiber, but $15000 for this package is too much, I think. I think they will have a hard time selling 650 of those, unless they give large discounts.
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    $15000???? I wouldn't give $15 for it...
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    And another gray? So now we will have White, Ceramic Matrix Gray, Blade Silver, Watkins Glen Gray and Black. Fully half of the colors available are shades of gray, and 3 of the remaining 5 are various reds (I'm counting Black Rose in the red family here). Doesn't leave a whole lot to choose from if you don't care for these color groups. The folks who select colors need to broaden their ranges - even Dodge truck have more bright colors!
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    15k no way!
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    Was really hoping for a 65th anniversary edition but this really misses the mark for me. I understand the cost given the materials and the limited run but while I hate to say it, it feels a little bit like today's equivalent of hey let's go ahead and chrome a whole bunch more stuff to make it "special". I'll still admire it and it's another great corvette but I don't think I would have one. Who cares what I think anyway ?
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