The Carbon 65 Edition marks the 65th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet is commemorating the 65th anniversary of its signature sports car with a new Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, offered on the 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and Z06 3LZ models. Limited to only 650 numbered vehicles globally, the distinctive Carbon 65 blends visible carbon-fibre exterior elements – notably, a new carbon-fibre rear spoiler and quarter ducts – with a new Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior color and special interior appointments, including a new carbon-fibre-rimmed steering wheel.

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The Carbon 65 Edition package includes:
- Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior (blue top on Convertibles)
- Unique fender stripes and door graphics
- Black wheels with machined grooves (Cup-style wheels for Grand Sport and Blade-style wheels for Z06)
- Blue brake callipers
- Visible carbon-fibre ground effects, hood section and roof (Coupe models) or tonneau inserts (Convertible models)
- New visible carbon-fibre spoiler (all models) and quarter intake ducts (Coupe)
- Centre caps with Carbon logo
- Carbon Flash badges and outside mirrors
- Jet Black suede-wrapped interior with blue stitching
- Carbon-fibre steering wheel rim and gloss carbon-fibre interior trim
- Competition Sport seats
- Carbon 65 Edition sill plates

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

The first Corvette rolled out of the Chevy factory on June 30, 1953, in Flint, Michigan. Only 300 were built that year, each of them Polo White with a red interior.

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Story originally appeared on Torque.

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