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A Corvette battle royal
We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’.
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is heading into its final year of production, signifying a highly successful seven year production run.
As it prepares to be replaced, the American automaker is giving the C6 ‘Vette a new paint shade, Night Race Blue. The Night Race Blue is a classy shade of blue which will complement the existing Supersonic Blue Metallic and Carlisle Blue Metallic that is currently being offered.
Buyers of the 2013 Corvette will also get to choose between four Black Painted aluminum wheel choices, instead of the Competition Gray that was offered in years prior. Choices include a 5-spoke in 18- or 19-inch sizes, the Grand Sport in 18- or 19-inch, the Spider design will come in 18- or 19-inch, and the ZR1-styled wheel will be offered in 19- or 20-inch.
With the new paint and wheel combos certain to make the 2013 ‘Vette a looker, we’ll have to suffer with these grainy photos for now.
2013 Corvette Wheels
As great as the Chevy Corvette looks from the factory, the folks over at ZR1 Body Kits have just made a killer widebody conversion for the American sports car inspired by the C6.R Corvette racing cars. The kit is available in two varieties, a more aggressive body kit – Extreme Style ZR1 – for the C6 Z06 Grand Sport that retails for $7,599; while the more mild OEM-style ZR1 kit is $6,999.
Both kits are constructed out of fiberglass using compression molds, a style similar to OEM GM body panels and use all factory mounting points. The ZR6X Extreme Body kit widens the car by 1.5-inches (compared to the OEM ZR1 fenders) offering plenty of room for wider rubber underneath.
For those looking to spend a few more bucks and to make their Vette really stand out, ZR1 Body Kits offers a carbon fiber option for the front lip, side skirts and diffusers.
This is by far one of the nicest Corvettes we’ve ever laid eyes on. Its menacing stance along with its wheel fitment makes it a killer package. We’d love to see one of these prowling down our streets.
[Source: Jon Sibal]