The Corvette will turn 65 years old next year and to celebrate, Chevy is going to build 650 Carbon 65 Edition cars.

The first Corvette, which was produced on June 30 1953, had a white body and red interior but the special edition cars – to be revealed at the New York motor show - are not mimicking that colour scheme. Instead, they’ll be finished in a Ceramic Matrix Gray exterior and feature a Jet Black suede interior with "Carbon 65" logos on the doors sills. As the name would suggest, the package consists of carbon-fibre elements inside and out (the rear spoiler is made from the magical weave as is the front spoiler, side sills, and quarter ducts) and it gets a fender stripes and door graphics. It also features blue brake calipers (you can spec them in black if you want) and machine-finish wheels with special centre caps and you can have the Carbon 65 Edition package on either Grand Sport or Z06 cars including coupes and convertibles.

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

Meanwhile, all 2018 model year Corvettes will boast standard HD radio, an optional Performance Data Recorder, a new rear-view camera, and a Spice Red convertible top option. That’s not all – buyers of the Grand Sport can also opt for a ceramic brake package and that’s without ticking the Z07 performance pack.