Have you heard of Ron Fellows? Unless you follow the American Le Mans Series, you might just get him confused with a certain anchorman played by Will Ferrell. Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper will tell you otherwise: “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. 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.” Wow, what a guy.
A coat of arctic white paint-a color not previously available on the Z06-covers this special edition ‘Vette, along with two racing-style, monterey red, fender stripes. Details painted into the stripes include Fellow’s signature, callouts of his championship years, and a maple leaf to celebrate the man’s Canadian heritage. The last detail is nice because no, painting the whole car in Canadian colors just wasn’t enough. The interior gets a few custom touches too, including red seats.
The Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 is the first signed special edition in Corvette history. In total, 399 are planned for production, with 300 allocated for the U.S., 33 for Canada (c’mon, they had to,) and 66 for other markets. The first examples will go on sale this spring at a price of $77,500. Add on navigation and OnStar-the only two options-and this special edition Z06 borders on $80,000. Did you ever think you’d see a Corvette with that high of a price tag?