Marking his championship tenure with Corvette Racing’s GT1-class domination in
the ALMS, Corvette racing living legend Ron Fellows is celebrated with a
specially prepared 2007 Corvette Z06 production model. All are distinguished by
Arctic White paint (including the door handles) that is accented with a
racing-style fender stripe and Ron Fellows’ autograph.
“Ron Fellows is a part of Chevrolet’s racing heritage, and he has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the Corvette Racing team in the American Le Mans Series,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "The special signature-series Z06 model that bears his name will forever link him to one of the greatest eras in factory racing, which has produced six consecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers championships, and counting.”
The front fender graphics are reminiscent of the identifying graphics of the Corvette GT1 race car. They feature double Monterey Red Metallic stripes with Machine Silver borders and Fellows’ autograph in a contrasting Victory Red shade, along with the callouts of the championship years when he was at the wheel. There is also a maple leaf logo motif incorporated with the graphics, a nod to Fellows’ Canadian heritage. Indeed, the red-over-white color scheme of the car’s paint and graphics represents Canada's colors.
This special Corvette Z06 is the first signed special edition in Corvette’s 54-year history, and is the first Arctic White Z06 ever offered. Only 399 are planned for production: approximately 300 for the United States, 33 for Canada and 66 for other export markets.
Exterior cues include a full-width racing spoiler and a unique windshield banner. Additional standard equipment includes the well-equipped 2LZ package and chrome wheels. Special interior appointments include:
- Red seats, center console, door panels and instrument panel
- Red, leather-covered armrest with a Corvette-signature “cross flags” logo that is hand-signed and numbered by Ron Fellows
- Tech pattern interior trim
An accomplished road racer, Ron Fellows is inextricably woven into the Corvette
Racing team’s success. He helped test and develop the first Corvette C5.R race
car and recorded the team’s first win in 2000. Fellows also grabbed the ALMS GTS
class championship in 2002 and shared that position in 2003 and'04. Fellows has
been a part of all six consecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers championships for
Chevrolet, and was voted the most popular ALMS driver in 2004 and'05.
Additionally, he has slipped behind the wheel of NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevy Monte
Carlo SS race cars when the series hits road courses. He’s also scored a pair of
NASCAR Craftsman Truck series wins, three NASCAR Busch Series wins, 19 SCCA
Trans Am wins and was the GM Player’s Challenge champion in 1989.
The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 will be available this spring. It carries an MSRP of $77,500, including destination. OnStar and the navigation system are the only options; and when equipped with them, the price is $79,945.