Many thanks to a latest Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach, Florida, the very first manufacturing C8 Corvette Z06 sold for $1million, which was donated to the Thurgood Marshall School Fund. The sale of this pretty particular Corvette will be combined with proceeds from a previous charity auction of a C8 Z06 70th Anniversary coupe for a overall donation total of $4.6 million.
The new C8 Corvette Z06 is a floor breaking car or truck for equally Chevy and naturally aspirated motor vehicles. The 5.5-liter V8 engine in the C8 Corvette Z06 is the most effective normally aspirated V8 engine ever utilised in a manufacturing car. The LT6 V8 in the C8 Corvette Z06 revs all the way to an 8,600rpm redline and make 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The LT6 V8 is a floor up design and isn’t going to share a single part with any other Chevy V8 motor. his strong V8 is mated to a Tremec 8-speed twin-clutch automated transmission that sends ability completely to the rear wheels.
The auction of this amazingly specific automobile was gained by Rick Hendrick, chairman and CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group. Henrick is proprietor Hendrick Motorsports who are 14-time NASCAR Cup Collection champions. His profitable bid of $1million will all go to the Thurgood Marshall College or university Fund. This unique donation with support TMCF’s new TQRP, a instruction initiative that allows aspiring K-12 educators establish their skills for achievement in difficult educating environments.
The auction was not for a individual spec of C8 Corvette Z06 Convertible so Rick Hendrick will have the possibility to totally personalize his new vehicle. The auction was merely for the option to possess the pretty first production C8 Corvette Z06 Convertible establish slot which will make this certain motor vehicle a collector’s aspiration.
In March Chevy had to halt C8 Corvette production because of to parts shortages but Chevy hardly ever specified precisely what areas ended up in short provide. With Chevy’s struggles to satisfy the needs of present C8 orders, securing construct slot for the exceptional C8 Z06 Convertible is a big get in a complicated industry area.