Amazingly, the car initially hammered at $400,000, but the winning bidder donated the car back to the auction, where it sold for an additional $200,000.
The stunning Corvette Z06 has just 747 miles on the odometer and is also one of only 570 C7.R-equipped coupes. It features the C7.R Special Edition Package, the Z07 Performance Package and the 3LZ Preferred Package. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V-8 engine which makes 650 horsepower. It is backed up by an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The car also handles like a dream thanks to magnetic ride suspension damping, traction control, active handling stability, four-wheel ABS brakes with slotted rotors and six-piston front calipers, limited-slip differential and a rear differential cooler. A multi-mode performance exhaust is included as well making a throaty rumble.
The aggressive-looking exterior features carbon-fiber ground effects and a carbon-fiber hood, along with painted aluminum wheels and Michelin Pilot sport performance tires to grip the road.
The interior utilizes suede microfiber accents and among the creature comforts are power-heated and cooled carbon-fiber and suede competition bucket seats, variable-ratio speed speed-sense power steering and a Bose premium audio system.
In short, it’s a car that was fit for a NASCAR Hall of Famer. But thanks to his good heart, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation was the real winner.
Gordon speaks in detail about the car in this Instagram video.