CORVETTE
2012
EVERYTHING WE’VE LEARNED
COMES FROM RACING
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SCIENCE CREATES ART
WANT TO KNOW WHAT CORVETTE IS ALL ABOUT? WE ASKED FIVE CORVETTE EXPERTS TO GATHER IN
BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, SITE OF THE CORVETTE ASSEMBLY FACILITY AND HOME TO THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM. LISTEN IN ON THE CONVERSATION AS THEY SHARE THEIR UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES ON
HOW THE CURRENT GENERATION OF CORVETTE—THE C6—SHARES ITS PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN
DIRECTLY WITH THE CORVETTE RACING C6.R. THEN JOIN IN ON FACEBOOK.COM/CORVETTE.
THE TEAM OUR CORVETTE EXPERTS
KIRK BENNION DESIGN MANAGER
TOMMY MILNER CORVETTE RACE CAR DRIVER
HARLAN CHARLES CORVETTE PRODUCT MANAGER
TADGE JUECHTER CHIEF ENGINEER
DOUG FEHAN CORVETTE RACING PROGRAM MANAGER
WINNING THE 24 hours of Le MANS IS THE BENCHMARK BY
WHICH All SPORTS CARs MEASURE their endurance. ON JUNE 12, 2011,
CORVETTE CAPTURED BOTH GT CLASS TITLES AT LE MANS, WITH THE
FACTORY TEAM’S NO. 73 CORVETTE C6.R BEATING PORSCHE, FERRARI AND
BMW FOR ITS 6TH CLASS WIN IN THE PAST 11 YEARS. Program Manager
DOUG FEHAN AND TEAM DRIVER TOMMY MILNER TALK ABOUT their victory.
24 HEURES DU MANS LE MANS, FRANCE
TOMMY With six hours remaining in the race, we were looking
good. Our sister car, the No. 74 Corvette, was in the lead, and we’d
been running the No. 73 steadily in the top five for 17 hours. Then—
bang!—the 74 Corvette gets tangled up with a Porsche, and suddenly
Ferrari’s now in first and we’re a lap down. But as a team, we told
ourselves: “We can make that up.”
DOUG Louis Chevrolet was himself a racer, and his motto, “Never give
up!” is a philosophy we embraced from our first visit here. Tommy’s
codriver, Antonio Garcia, just started chipping away at the Ferrari,
cutting the margin every lap. Tommy took over at the 21st hour and
continued to reel in the Ferrari, gaining as much as six seconds per
lap during his stint. With about two hours and 10 minutes to go,
he made the pass for the lead on the Mulsanne Straight. Antonio
brought it home for the win, just one lap separating first and second.
TOMMY That was the hardest race of my life. I’d been super
comfortable in the car all day long, but I was not comfortable right
then, when I caught the Ferrari. We still had a few hours to go, and
the pressure was crazy. I was just trying to drive the car to what the
track would allow. Every lap it changed, every corner it changed.
For 24 hours, the only thing you’re living, breathing and sleeping is
racing. You drive into the night and through the night. The sun comes
up and you go, “OK, we’re almost there, right?” You look at your watch
again—another eight hours to go. You’re just completely engulfed in
this one race.
DOUG Le Mans is a test of man and machine, and testing yourself
and your limits, and seeing how well you can perform for 24 hours
straight without making any mistakes. I think our come-frombehind win embodied the spirit of our Chevrolet cofounder.
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HARLAN People ask me all the time, why is a small block V8 the ideal
powerplant for Corvette?
TADGE The Chevy small block V8 is an engineering marvel. It’s extremely
compact. It’s an engine that produces tremendous power for its mass.
HARLAN Right, the horsepower-per-liter is really irrelevant when it comes
to Corvette. To us it’s about horsepower-per-weight, or another way to
look at it, horsepower and miles per gallon,1 a combination of efficiency
and power. And Corvette really is a benchmark of the world.
KIRK Yes, you can have a 7.0-liter LS7 without a gas-guzzler tax.
TADGE In a standard Corvette with the 6.2-liter engine, you have a large
displacement engine that’s still lightweight, offers good fuel economy and
produces a lot of power.
HARLAN That low-end torque you get from having the larger displacement
engine makes Corvette so much fun to drive, and easy to drive.
TADGE You don’t have to wind it up to 8500 rpm to get power out of it. You
get huge power and torque at very low rpm ranges. This makes the car
feel very responsive.
DOUG You know, as a testament to that, I sit on the committee that
form­
u lates the rules for global GT racing. Every manufacturer is
represented—it’s the BMW guy, it’s the Ferrari guy, it’s the Jaguar guy, it’s
the Porsche guy, it’s the Aston Martin guy. These are very exotic vehicles,
super-high price tags, very exotic powerplants, multi-cam, multi-valve,
super-high revving, very expensive. You know what their singing song
is? “Your small block V8 engine...we can’t compete with that.” I said,
“Guys...guys, if our engine is as great as you say it is, why don’t you have
it in your car? Why are you building these big, complicated, massive,
chain-driven, multi-valve engines?” They don’t have an answer! When
you look at cost, performance, efficiency, power, torque, maintenance,
warranty...a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.2 Hello? They
can’t do that. You don’t get that with the others. You get it all with
Corvette. That’s a testament to the longevity, the design robustness,
durability of our small block V8s. Single cam. Two valves—it gets it done.
THIS IS WHERE THE MAD SCIENTISTS WORK, THE ONES
WHO CONTINUE TO PUSH THE PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL OF THE
LEGENDARY CHEVY SMALL BLOCK V8. WHETHER IT’S THE BASE
CORVETTE LS3 V8, THE Z06 LS7 OR THE ZR1 LS9, THEY CONTINUE TO
FIND WAYS TO MAKE tremendous POWER AND TORQUE, WITHOUT
SACRIFICING DURABILITY OR FUEL EFFICIENCY. 1 This fine-tuning
results in a sports car that eXcels in everyday use and also
delivers amazing performance capabilities.
1 EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: coupe, convertible, GS 16/26; Z06 15/24 ; ZR1 14/21.
2 Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.
GM POWERTRAIN DEVELOPMENT CENTER PONTIAC, MI
DOUG You want a better race car? Build a better street car. You want a better
street car? Build a better race car.
TADGE Exactly. Ideas from the C5.R race car helped us make a better Corvette
C6 street car, which in turn helped you guys at Corvette Racing evolve the
current C6.R race car.
DOUG When we were getting the Corvette race car certified internationally,
they came to look at our race car. We had the body work off it, and we had a
chassis sitting there, and they thought it looked like a truck chassis.I said,
“Well, it kinda looks like that; it’s a parallel ladder frame. But those are, by
the way, hydroform rails.” We’d led in hydroform technology implementation,
okay? And I said, “When you see it built up as a race car, you’ll understand how
stiff and strong we can make that.” And that led the competitors to complain,
“This is a tube-frame race car.” Well, you know what? Yeah, it is, because that’s
what we do in production; we’re building tube-frame race cars in production
because it’s lightweight, super-strong, safe, and it gets the job done.
TADGE The fact that the engine is compact means the rails Doug was talking
about, now can be of larger sections. Large-section rails are very light and
very stiff, so the engine in that way helps the structure be efficient. So there’s
a real synergy between the kind of powertrain and the engine we use, and the
efficiency of the rest of the car.
HARLAN To achieve the Z06’s high performance standards while main­­taining
excellent fuel economy,1 we made substantial reductions in vehicle mass,
improving the mass distribution between the front and rear of the vehicle.
To save weight without sacrificing strength, we used a magnesium engine
cradle, magnesium steering column support, and a magnesium roof frame;
hydroformed aluminum rails and roof bow; and high-strength aluminum
bumper beams. The floor pan has an ultra-lightweight balsa wood core
with a carbon fiber skin. The front fenders and front wheelhousing are also
made of carbon fiber.
TADGE The standard Corvette has a steel space frame consisting mainly
of stamped steel and hydroformed components that are joined via welding.
To save weight, we wanted an aluminum spaceframe for the Z06. It weighs
just 278 lbs., 33% less than the steel frame. One challenge was that aluminum
is less stiff than steel. We exceeded our stiffness goals by transferring loads
through to a lightweight magnesium roof frame solidly bolted into the
structure. The Z06 also has an industry-first, one-piece magnesium die-cast
engine cradle, which weighs 24 lbs.—a 35% mass reduction over the aluminum
version. The cradle supports the engine, brake control module and steering
gear. It also ties the frame rails together and acts as the mounting point for
certain front suspension components, such as the lower control arms.
1 EPA-estimated MPG 15 city/24 highway.
SINCE June 1981, the STATE-OF-THE-ART
ASSEMBLY FACILITY IN BOWLING GREEN, KY, HAS BEEN
THE BIRTHPLACE OF EVERY CORVETTE. 1 AND UNLIKE
MANY AUTO MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, BOWLING
GREEN MAKES CORVETTE, AND ONLY CORVETTE. FOR
THOSE WHO WORK HERE, THERE’S A SPECIAL SENSE OF
PURPOSE. AFTER ALL, AN ESTIMATED 50,000 people
VISIT THE FACTORY EVERY YEAR. AMONG THE VISITORS
ARE NEW CORVETTE OWNERS WHO have the opportunity to watch THEIR ACTUAL CAR COME DOWN
THE ASSEMBLY LINE.
1 Corvette is assembled in Bowling Green, KY, with U.S. and globally
sourced parts.
CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PLANT BOWLING GREEN, KY
YOU WANT A
BETTER RACE CAR?
BUILD A BETTER
STREET CAR.
MILFORD PROVING GROUND MILFORD, MI
Z06 TORCH RED AVAILABLE CFZ CARBON FIBER PACKAGE AVAILABLE Z07 ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE AVAILABLE CARBON FIBER HOOD AVAILABLE RED CALIPERS
TADGE With typical front-engine cars, the transmission is attached to the
engine and you get a 55%–57% front weight bias—Corvette gets closer to
50/50 by taking that entire transmission and moving it to the rear. That
shifts a large amount of mass rearward in the vehicle. That helps you get
the power to the ground.
DOUG For Corvette you get the same kind of setup, with the rear transaxle,
and our Short/Long Arm suspension, whether it’s the street car or the
race car. Some of our competitors don’t have that on their street car, but
the rules allow them to go at it with their race car.
HARLAN Magnetic Selective Ride Control is one of the fastest-reacting
technologies available for variable suspension. It’s available on every
2012 Corvette model. On the Z06, it’s available two ways, either on its
own or with the Z07 Package which combines that with the ceramic
brakes and the PS Cup tires. And it’s standard on the ZR1.
DOUG It really gives you the best of both worlds, since the shock absorber
has an enormous amount of authority. Basically going from no damping
to almost solid, it gives you the ability to computer-control the behavior
of the suspension in ways that we never imagined we could do years ago.
So you combine an extremely plush ride, for daily driving, or you can tie
the car down and do all sorts of trick things for the track when you’re
doing performance driving.
TADGE On Z06 and ZR1, with Magnetic Selective Ride Control you get
Performance Traction Management, which is basically a traction control
for the racetrack. So when you’re coming out of the turn you can set it
as aggressively as you want, and you can just give it wide-open throttle
coming out of the corner, and the car is designed to give you the maximum
acceleration it’s capable of.
TOMMY It’s a heck of a lot of fun.
HARLAN Launch control is standard on every Corvette with manual
transmission. And basically all you have to do when you’re on the track,
you put the car in competitive mode, you push the button twice, and you
push the clutch in, and wide-open throttle, and then you just let the clutch
out and just hang on.
TADGE It automatically adapts to the surface that you’re on, so it has a
closed feedback loop, it looks at how much the tire is slipping and then
changes throttling, changes the spark, all the engine management things,
to dial down the torque and keep you riding at impending slip, which is
the fastest way to accelerate.
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Do YOU HAVE AN INNOVATION THAT HELPS CORVETTE
ACCELERATE FASTER, STOP QUICKER, STEER MORE PRECISELY,
OR OTHERWISE RAISE THE PERFORMANCE BAR? IF YOU’RE A
CORVETTE ENGINEER, THE FIRST PLACE YOU COME TO PROVE
YOUR IDEA WORKS IS MILFORD, THE AUTO INDUSTRY’S FIRST
DEDICATED proving ground, OPENED IN 1924. AND IF YOU’RE
AMONG THE HANDFUL OF TEST DRIVERS QUICK ENOUGH TO BE
CERTIFIED TO ACCESS IT, YOU TAKE CORVETTE OUT ON MILFORD’S
Road Course, SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO INCORPORATE SOME OF
THE BEST CORNERS FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST RACETRACKS.
Corvette engineers put New technologies to the test
on road circuits like Virginia International Raceway.
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HARLAN For 2012 we’ve made some interior improvements to the car. We
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have a new steering wheel design for better grip. We also have a new seat,
designed for more support. And there’s sueded microfiber inserts available.
KIRK It’s a completely modern car, fantastically comfortable with tons of
luggage room.
HARLAN One of the things I’m excited about is an available next-generation
Bose® premium audio system, which is now up to nine speakers.
KIRK We’ve made a huge improvement to the sound system.
HARLAN It’s an all-new system, reequalized, with new bass speakers and
ND technology with ten-inch woofers in the doors.
TOMMY Of course the engine makes the best noise.
TADGE Yes, Corvette has a smart dual-mode exhaust.
TOMMY Smart exhaust?
TADGE It’s a vacuum-actuated valve that sits behind the muffler. Back
pressure goes down, noise level goes up, and it’s all music.
KIRK Dual-mode exhaust is optional on coupe and convertible and on Grand
Sport. It’s standard on Z06 and ZR1. It gives you six more horsepower!
HARLAN Yep, the dual-mode exhaust actually gives you horsepower, gives you
torque. So it has some real functional benefit. But it’s almost like the Magnetic
Selective Ride Control™ where it creates a car with a dual personality. As a
daily driver, when you don’t have your foot in too much, it gives you a nice
burble in the background. But once you get on it and the tach swings past
3000, those valves open up and it sounds like it’s turned into the race car.
Chevrolet Centennial Edition GRAND SPORT CONVERTIBLE 4LT CARBON FLASH METALLIC
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KIRK One thing we’ve been doing—and enthusiasts appreciate this—is
adding to the ways you can personalize your Corvette. When you look at the
options you can get—different wheels, different stitching colors, different
brake caliper colors—it really adds to the Corvette experience.
HARLAN We ask ourselves: What can we do to excite the Corvette enthusiasts
and make a more desirable sports car?
Doug When the customer tells you what he wants, he wants it now. You have
to have that integration to be able to do this thing not in years, but in months.
1 SETTLE IN, and enjoy your specially equipped corvette. A NEW
RACE-INSPIRED Leather and sueded microfiber-appointed SEAT FEATURES
SUPPORTIVE BOLSTERS TO KEEP YOU COMFORTABLY PLANTED. 2 DIAL IN PRECISE
DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS FOR YOUR DRIVING STYLE AND ROAD CONDITIONS,
THANKS TO THE MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE CONTROL. 3 A NEW NINE-SPEAKER
BOSE PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM with a twelve-month subscription of
siriusxm satellite radio 1 PRODUCES SOUND AS POWERFUL AND REFINED AS
THE CAR. 4 WHY DO RACERS LOVE Sueded microfiber accents? THey ARE EASY
TO GRIP, SOFT, NOT SLICK OR STICKY. 5 NAVIGATE WITH EASE USING A NAV RADIO2
EQUIPPED WITH ONSTAR® DIRECTIONS & CONNECTIONS® 3 Standard for six
months. BLUETOOTH®4 HANDS-FREE CALLING for select phones KEEPS YOUR
HANDS ON THE WHEEL. 6 GEAR UP USING racing-inspired STEERING WHEELMOUNTED PADDLE SHIFTERS. 7 A HEAD-UP DISPLAY PROJECTS CRITICAL INFO
ONTO YOUR WINDSHIELD, ALLOWING YOU TO KEEP LOOKING AHEAD. 8 GET A GRIP—
THE CORVETTE DRIVER’S GRIP PUTS MORE POWER AND CONTROL IN YOUR HANDS.
1 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available in the 48 contiguous United States
and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. 2 Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands
and portions of Canada. 3 Services vary by model and conditions. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details
and system limitations. 4 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
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TADGE For Grand Sport, we set an engineering challenge: 4:1:26. That’s
a 0-to-60 time under four seconds, a skid pad result of at least 1.0g, and
highway fuel efficiency of 26 miles per gallon. That’s the EPA estimate.
HARLAN And you did it. Truly remarkable. A lot of things done specifically
for the Z06 to make that car a strong performer were added to the Grand
Sport. So it has the wider tires, it has the larger brakes, 6-piston front,
4-piston rear, and it has different gear ratios. So with the LS3 engine,
we’re able to get 430 horsepower, and a 0-to-60 time under four seconds—
3.95 seconds. Also, because of the wide tires and the larger stabilizer
bars, the car does over 1.0g on the skid pad. And it still maintains that
26 miles per gallon highway rating. If you want an all-around Corvette, the
Grand Sport gives you a great combination of performance, handling and
efficiency, and we think those numbers, you know, that acceleration, that
skid pad, and that fuel economy.1
KIRK You can see the performance when you look at the car, even before you
drive it. Grand Sport, as well as all the rest of the uplevel Corvette models,
have performance features like rear brake cooling. It starts with a visible
duct on the rear quarter panel. So it gives you a design element that looks
different, looks very performance oriented. The ductwork routes from the
opening on the surface around the tire and then points that cool air toward
the rear brakes, helping to keep them cool, so lap after lap, if you’re on the
track, they stay cool, and the brake feels consistent and very powerful.
1 EPA-estimated MPG 16 city/26 highway.
THE SKID PAD. IT’S PART OF THE MILFORD PROVING GROUND’S 67-ACRE ASPHALT VEHICLE DYNAMICS TEST AREA, ALSO KNOWN AS
“BLACK LAKE.” IT’S WHERE CORVETTE COMEs TO GET A GRIP, LITERALLY. TEST DRIVERS TRACE THE RADIUS OF A TIGHT, CIRCULAR PATH, PUSHING
THE LATERAL ACCELERATION FORCES TO THE POINT WHERE THE tires FINALLY LOSE TRACTION AND THE CAR SPINS OUT. ANY CAR THAT CAN
PULL AROUND .90G OR HIGHER IS CONSIDERED TO HAVE EXCELLENT GRIP. CORVETTE GRAND SPORT ACHIEVES AN EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH 1.0G.
GRAND SPORT COUPE VELOCITY YELLOW TINTCOAT (extra-cost color) AVAILABLE GRAND SPORT HERITAGE PACKAGE
GRAND SPORT COUPE CARLISLE BLUE METALLIC AVAILABLE Grand Sport Heritage package AVAILABLE Gray Brake Calipers AVAILABLE Competition gray WHEELS
GRAND SPORT CONVERTIBLE Inferno orange Metallic (extra-cost color) AVAILABLE Silver Calipers AVAILABLE Chrome Wheels
PERFORMANCE BUILD CENTER WIXOM, MI
HARLAN The Performance Build Center isn’t like a typical assembly line.
A single skilled craftsman moves the engine from station to station,
hand-fitting the exotic components—the forged steel crank, forged
titanium connecting rods, flat-top aluminum pistons, titanium intake
valves, hollow stem sodium-filled exhaust valves and dry-sump oiling
system. All stuff that was inspired by racing, where lightweight yet
strong components are essential.
TADGE At one station, the forged crankshaft is lowered into the engine
block. At another, the camshaft is installed. The crank and cam are
torque-tested. A computer-controlled torque wrench tightens nearly
every nut and bolt on the engine, and every torque is recorded. So you’ve
got very tight control over the assembly. An engine cannot proceed to
the next station if it fails a computer test, and the builder can pull an
engine off the line if he spots something that’s not perfect.The completed
engine is briefly run through a portion of its rpm range, with horsepower
and torque values recorded for quality control. A computer determines
whether weights need to be added to the damper or flywheel for balance.
HARLAN After balancing, the engine is dynoed for about 20 minutes at
full output. When the three-and-a-half-hour engine build is complete,
you’ll know exactly who built your engine. The craftsman’s name is on it.
WE DON’T
JUST
BUILD CARS.
WE BUILD
DREAMS.
WITH THE Z06 OR ZR1, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF
TRAVELING TO THE PERFORMANCE BUILD CENTER IN WIXOM,
MI, AND HAND-ASSEMBLING YOUR CAR’S LS7 OR LS9 ENGINE.
IT’S CALLED THE CORVETTE ENGINE BUILD EXPERIENCE.
At the performance build center, each CORVETTE
ENGINE is HAND-BUILT BY A SINGLE SKILLED CRAFTSMAN.
WITH THEIR SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT, YOUR ENGINE CAN
BE BUILT WITH YOUR VERY OWN HANDS. ONCE YOUR BUILD IS
COMPLETE, THE ENGINE IS TESTED AND CERTIFIED. THEN YOU
CAN OPT TO WATCH YOUR CORVETTE AS IT’S BEING ASSEMBLED
IN BOWLING GREEN, KY, AND EVEN TAKE DELIVERY OF IT AT THE NATIONAL CORVETtE MUSEUM.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, A RACE CAR DRIVER NAMED LOUIS CHEVROLET COFOUNDED A CAR COMPANY BEARING HIS NAME.
TO MARK THAT ANNIVERSARY, A CHEVROLET CENTENNIAL SPECIAL EDITION IS AVAILABLE ON ALL 2012 CORVETTE MODELS.
Chevrolet CENTENNIAL EDITION Z06 CARBON FLASH METALLIC AVAILABLE CFZ CARBON FIBER PACKAGE AVAILABLE z07 Ultimate Performance Package for z06
AVAILABLE carbon fiber hood Chevrolet CENTENNIAL EDITION GRAND SPORT CONVERTIBLE CARBON FLASH METALLIC
THE Chevrolet CENTENNIAL EDITION WITH CENTENNIAL
SATIN BLACK CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS AND SATIN BLACK GRAPHICS
OF LOUIS CHEVROLET APPEAR ON 1 THE STEERING WHEEL HUB; 2 THE
BODYSIDE; 3 WHEEL CENTER CAPS; and 4 EMBOSSED ON THE SEAT
HEAD RESTraintS IS THE CENTENNIAL LOGO. THE INSTRUMENT PANEL
AND DOORS ARE WRAPPED IN EBONY LEATHER appointments WITH
CONTRASTING RED STITCHING and Sueded Microfiber ON THE SEATS,
STEERING WHEEL AND SHIFTER. THE Centennial special edition
PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES MAGNETIC SELECTIVE RIDE CONTROL, one of
THE WORLD’S FASTEST-REACTING suspension technologies.
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Z06 COUPE CARBON FLASH METALLIC CENTENNIAL SPECIAL EDITION Red CALIPERS Cup Wheels and Michelin PS Cup ZP Tires
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COUPE
CONVERTIBLE
GRAND SPORT COUPE
ENGINE LS3 6.2L V8
TYPE 90-degree pushrod, 16-valve V8, aluminum block
ENGINE LS3 6.2L V8
TYPE 90-degree pushrod, 16-valve V8, aluminum
ENGINE LS3 6.2L V8
TYPE 90-degree pushrod, 16-valve V8, aluminum
BORE AND STROKE 4.06 x 3.62 COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1
HORSEPOWER 430 @ 5900 rpm (436 w/dual-mode exhaust)
TORQUE 424 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (428 w/dual-mode exhaust)
REDLINE 6500 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1 manual;
2.56:1 automatic O TO 60 4.2 seconds QUARTER MILE 12.6 seconds @ 115 mph
top speed 190 mph SKID PAD (MAX. LATERAL ACCELERATION) 0.92g
BRAKING SYSTEM Power-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc
with Bosch® ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 116 ft.
CURB WEIGHT 3,225 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 7.5:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 51/49 DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.286
EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 16/26 manual; 15/25 auto MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL/AUTO) 468/450 miles
BORE AND STROKE 4.06 x 3.62 COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1
HORSEPOWER 430 @ 5900 rpm (436 w/dual-mode exhaust)
TORQUE 424 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (428 w/dual-mode exhaust)
REDLINE 6500 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1 manual;
2.56:1 automatic O TO 60 4.2 seconds QUARTER MILE 12.6 seconds @ 115 mph
SKID PAD (MAX. LATERAL ACCELERATION) 0.92g
BRAKING SYSTEM Power-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc
with Bosch ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 116 ft.
CURB WEIGHT 3,239 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 7.5:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 51/49 EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 16/26 manual; 15/25 auto MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL/AUTO) 468/450 miles
and heads, hydraulic lifters
block and heads, hydraulic lifters
block and heads, hydraulic lifters with
dry-sump oil system on manual versions
BORE AND STROKE 4.06 x 3.62 COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1
HORSEPOWER 430 @ 5900 rpm (436 w/dual-mode exhaust)
TORQUE 424 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (428 w/dual-mode exhaust)
REDLINE 6500 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1 manual;
2.73:1 automatic O TO 60 3.95 seconds QUARTER MILE 12.3 seconds @ 117 mph
SKID PAD (MAX. LATERAL ACCELERATION) 1.0g BRAKING SYSTEM 4-wheel ventilated, cross-drilled cast
iron rotors with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear
calipers with Bosch ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 113 ft.
CURB WEIGHT 3,330 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 7.7:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 51/49 DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.34
EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 16/26 manual; 15/25 auto MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL/AUTO) 468/450 miles
GRAND SPORT CONVERTIBLE
Z06
ZR1
ENGINE LS3 6.2L V8 TYPE 90-degree pushrod, 16-valve V8,
aluminum block and heads, hydraulic lifters
BORE AND STROKE 4.06 x 3.62 COMPRESSION RATIO 10.7:1
HORSEPOWER 430 @ 5900 rpm (436 w/dual-mode exhaust)
TORQUE 424 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm (428 w/dual-mode exhaust)
REDLINE 6500 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1 manual;
2.73:1 automatic O TO 60 3.95 seconds QUARTER MILE 12.3 seconds @ 117 mph
SKID PAD (MAX. LATERAL ACCELERATION) 1.0g
BRAKING SYSTEM 4-wheel ventilated, cross-drilled cast iron
rotors with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers
with Bosch ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 113 ft.
CURB WEIGHT 3,311 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 7.6:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 51/49 EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 16/26 manual; 15/25 auto MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL/AUTO) 468/450 miles
ENGINE LS7 7.0L (427 CID) V8 TYPE 90-degree pushrod,
16-valve V8, aluminum block and heads, hydraulic lifters
with dry-sump oil system
BORE AND STROKE 4.125 x 4.0 COMPRESSION RATIO 11.0:1
HORSEPOWER 505 @ 6300 rpm
TORQUE 470 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm
REDLINE 7000 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1
O TO 60 3.7 seconds QUARTER MILE 11.7 seconds @ 125 mph
top speed 198 mph Nürburgring lap time 7:22.7
SKID PAD (MAXimum/standard LATERAL ACCELERATION) 1.13g (with Z07)/1.04g
BRAKING SYSTEM 4-wheel ventilated, cross-drilled cast
iron rotors with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear
calipers with Bosch ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 103 ft. (with Z07)
CURB WEIGHT 3,199 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 6.3:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 50/50 DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.34
EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 15/24 manual
MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL) 432 miles
ENGINE LS9 6.2L supercharged V8
TYPE 90-degree pushrod, 16-valve V8, aluminum block
and heads, hydraulic lifters with dry-sump oil system
BORE AND STROKE 4.06 x 3.62 COMPRESSION RATIO 9.1:1
HORSEPOWER 638 @ 6500 rpm
TORQUE 604 lb.-ft. @ 3800 rpm
REDLINE 6500 rpm AXLE RATIO 3.42:1
O TO 60 3.4 seconds QUARTER MILE 11.3 seconds @ 131 mph
top speed 205 mph Nürburgring lap time 7:19.6
SKID PAD (MAXimum/Standard LATERAL ACCELERATION) 1.13g (with PDE)/1.05g
BRAKING SYSTEM Brembo® 4-wheel ventilated, cross-drilled
carbon ceramic matrix rotors with 6-piston front calipers
and 4-piston rear calipers with Bosch ABS BRAKING DISTANCE 60 to 0 in 103 ft. (with PDE)
CURB WEIGHT 3,353 lbs. POWER-TO-WEIGHT 5.2:1 (curb weight/hp)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 51/49 DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.35
EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG CITY/HWY) 14/21 manual
MAXIMUM HIGHWAY CRUISING RANGE (MANUAL) 378 miles
standard and incremental equipment
Coupe/Convertible/Grand SPORT
Z06
ZR1
6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine, 430 horsepower
7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine, 505 horsepower
6.2-liter LS9 supercharged V8 engine, 638 horsepower
1LT
1Lz
1ZR
6-speed manual transmission with launch control
6-speed manual transmission with launch control
6-speed manual transmission with launch control
Active Handling System; traction control; ABS and cruise control
Carbon-fiber front fenders and aluminum frame with fixed-roof structure
Carbon-fiber front fenders and aluminum frame with fixed-roof structure
Active Handling System; traction control; ABS and cruise control
Visible carbon-fiber roof, roof bow, rocker extensions and front air splitter,
and carbon-fiber domed hood with window to supercharged engine
Larger cross-drilled brake rotors with six-piston front and
four-piston rear calipers (Grand Sport)
Auto-dimming mirrors and compass
Larger cross-drilled brake rotors with six-piston front and
four-piston rear calipers
Dual power-adjustable heated sport mirrors
Auto-dimming mirrors and compass
Brembo® Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, automatic headlamps and foglamps
Dual power-adjustable heated sport mirrors
Auto-dimming mirrors and compass
Air bags:1 Frontal & side-impact, driver & front passenger with Passenger
Sensing System
Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, automatic headlamps and foglamps
Dual power-adjustable heated sport mirrors
Dual-zone automatic climate control and cabin air filtrations
Air bags:1 Frontal & side-impact, driver & front passenger with Passenger
Sensing System
Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, automatic headlamps and foglamps
Floor mats
Dual-zone automatic climate control and cabin air filtrations
Air bags:1 Frontal & side-impact, driver & front passenger with Passenger
Sensing System
OnStar 2 with Directions & Connections for six months
Floor mats
Dual-zone automatic climate control and cabin air filtrations
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
OnStar 2 with Directions & Connections for six months
Floor mats
Leather seating surfaces
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
OnStar 2 with Directions & Connections for six months
Six-way power driver and passenger seats
Leather seating surfaces
Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
Tilt steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio controls
Six-way power driver and passenger seats
Leather seating surfaces
AM/FM stereo with CD player/MP3 playback, SiriusXM Radio3 with
three-month trial, seven speakers, automatic volume, Radio Data System (RDS),4
TheftLock and auxiliary audio input jack
Tilt steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio controls
Six-way power driver and passenger seats
Tilt steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio controls
Tire Pressure Monitoring System and run-flat tires
AM/FM stereo with CD player/MP3 playback, SiriusXM Radio3 with
three-month trial, seven speakers, automatic volume, Radio Data System (RDS),4
TheftLock and auxiliary audio input jack
Variable-ratio power steering
Tire Pressure Monitoring System and run-flat tires
AM/FM stereo with CD player/MP3 playback, SiriusXM Radio3 with
three-month trial, seven speakers, automatic volume, Radio Data System (RDS),4
TheftLock and auxiliary audio input jack
Head-Up Display
Tire Pressure Monitoring System and run-flat tires
2LT
Active Handling System; traction control; ABS and cruise control
In addition to or replacing 1LT features, 2LT includes:
Variable-ratio power steering
Head-Up Display
Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones with steering
wheel-mounted controls 5
2LZ
Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
In addition to or replacing 1LZ features, 2LZ includes:
Variable-ratio power steering
Bose® Premium Audio, nine-speaker system
Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones with steering
wheel-mounted controls 5
3ZR
SiriusXM Radio3 with twelve-month subscription
Bose Premium Audio, nine-speaker system
Navigation Radio: voice recognition, 6.5" diagonal LCD color display and
USB port7
SiriusXM Radio with twelve-month subscription
Head-Up Display
6
3LT
3
Navigation Radio: 6 voice recognition, 6.5" diagonal LCD color display and
USB port7
In addition to or replacing 1ZR features, 3ZR includes:
Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones with steering
wheel-mounted controls 5
Power-telescoping steering column
Bose Premium Audio, nine-speaker system
In addition to or replacing 2LT features, 3LT includes:
Luggage shade and cargo net
Sport seats: Lumbar/wing adjust, perforated leather
Power-telescoping steering column
Power top (convertible)
Heated seats
Luggage shade (coupe) and cargo net
Universal Home Remote transmitter
Navigation Radio: 6 voice recognition, 6.5" diagonal LCD color display and
USB port7
Power-telescoping steering column
Memory Package
Sport seats: Lumbar/wing adjust, perforated leather
Heated seats
3LZ
Heated seats
In addition to or replacing 2LZ features, 3LZ includes:
Universal Home Remote transmitter
Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package with sueded microfiber seat inserts,
two-tone leather seating surfaces, embroidered head restraints; leather-wrapped
instrument panel upper, door panel uppers and console cover (all with
contrasting stitching), and a special gunmetal pattern console trim plate
Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package with sueded microfiber seat inserts,
two-tone leather seating surfaces, embroidered head restraints; leather-wrapped
instrument panel upper, door panel uppers and console cover (all with
contrasting stitching), and a special gunmetal pattern console trim plate
Sport seats: Lumbar/wing adjust, perforated leather
Memory Package
Universal Home Remote transmitter
Memory Package
4LT
In addition to or replacing 3LT features, 4LT includes:
Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package with sueded microfiber seat inserts,
two-tone leather seating surfaces, embroidered head restraints; leather-wrapped
instrument panel upper, door panel uppers and console cover (all with
contrasting stitching), and a special gunmetal pattern console trim plate
Luggage shade and cargo net
SiriusXM Radio3 with twelve-month subscription
1 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more safety information. 2 Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. 3 Requires
a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. 4 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information. 5 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible
with the vehicle. 6 Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and portions of Canada. 7 Not compatible with all devices. 8 These tires are designed for ultimate dry warm weather performance and have reduced tread wear rating. Refer to Tires paragraph in the Important Information
section for more details. 9 Requires available CFZ Carbon-Fiber Package and F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control. 10 Available on Grand Sport only. 11 Not available on convertible. 12 Requires available larger cross-drilled brake rotors for coupe and convertible. 13 Requires available Z07
Ultimate Performance Package for Z06. 14 Also includes Goodyear® Eagle® F1 Supercar GEN2 tires on Grand Sport models when ordered with 6-speed manual transmission. 15 Requires available Magnetic Selective Ride Control. 16 Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition only. 17 Interim
availability. 18 Extra-cost color.
available options
n STANDARD Coupe/Convertible/
Grand SPORT 1LT 2LT 3LT 4LT
Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition: Black Carbon Flash Metallic paint,
Centennial black wheels, red brake calipers, black exterior stripes, specific exterior
and interior badging, sueded microfiber seat inserts, sueded microfiber-wrapped
steering wheel and shifter, red custom stitching, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Z07 Ultimate Performance Package for Z06: Brembo carbon ceramic brakes,
lightweight black cup wheels, Michelin® Pilot® Sport PS Cup Tires,TM 8 Magnetic
Selective Ride Control and enhanced cooling and black full-width spoiler
n AVAILABLE —
—
—
—
n
n
——
— NOT AVAILABLE
Z06
1LZ 2LZ 3LZ
—
n 9
—
n 9
n
n 9
ZR1
1ZR 3ZR
—
n
——
Recommended Color Combinations
COUPE/Convertible /Grand Sport (1LT, 2LT, 3LT)
Interior Colors (solid or Two-Tone)
Convertible Top colors: n Black n Beige n Gray n BLUE
Exterior colors
Ebony
Carbon Flash Metallic16
n
—
—
Cyber Gray Metallic17
n nn
n nn
n nn
n
Supersonic Blue Metallic18
n nn
n nn
n nn
—
Crystal Red Tintcoat17, 18
n
n n
n
n
Torch Red
n n
n n
n n
n
Inferno Orange Metallic18
n
n n
n n
—
Velocity Yellow Tintcoat18
n
n n
n
—
Carlisle Blue Metallic
n nn
n nn
n nn
—
Cashmere-color
Titanium Gray
Red
—
PDE ZR1 High Performance Package: Lightweight black cup wheels, Michelin
Pilot PS Cup Tires,8 6-speed close-ratio transmission and black full-width spoiler
—
—
——
—
——
Grand Sport Heritage Package: Hash-mark stripe fender graphics
and two-tone leather seats with head restraint embroidery
—
n 10
n 10
n 10
—
—
Roof Panel: Transparent11
n
n
n
n
—
——
— —
Blade Silver Metallic
n nn
n nn
n nn
n
Roof Package: Body-color roof panel and transparent roof panel 11
n
n
n
n
—
——
— —
Arctic White
n nnn
n nn
n nn
n
CFZ Carbon Fiber Package: Black painted carbon-fiber roof,
rockers and splitter, and body-color ZR1-style spoiler —
—
——
n
n
n
——
Carbon-fiber hood
—
—
—
n
n
n
n
—
n
n
——
—
n
Black Grand Sport fender badging
n n n n —
——
— —
Custom Brake Caliper Colors: Available in Red, Gray, Silver, Yellow
n12
n12
n12
n12
n
n
n
Larger cross-drilled brake rotors for coupe and convertible
—
n
n
n
—
——
Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes
—
—
—
—
n 13
n 13
Dual-mode performance exhaust
n
n
n
n
n
n
Magnetic Selective Ride Control with Tour and Sport modes;
includes larger cross-drilled brake rotors on coupe and convertible
10
n 14
10
n 14
10
n 14
10
n 14
n
n
n
Z06 (1LZ, 2LZ); ZR1 (1ZR)
Interior Colors
n
Ebony with
Red Accents
Ebony
Ebony with
Cashmerecolor Accents
Ebony with
Titanium-color
Accents
Carbon Flash Metallic16
—
n
—
—
Cyber Gray Metallic17
n
n
n
n
Supersonic Blue Metallic18
n
n
n
n
Crystal Red Tintcoat17, 18
n
n
n
n
Torch Red
n
n
n
n
— —
Exterior colors
n 13
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Magnetic Selective Ride Control with Tour and Sport modes;
includes PTM, cup wheels and Michelin PS2 tires on Z06
—
——
—
n
n
n
n
n
—
n
n
n
Performance Traction Management
—
——
—
n 15
n 15
n 15
Inferno Orange Metallic18
n
n
—
n
n
n
Six-speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission
Velocity Yellow Tintcoat18
n
n
n
n
—
——
— —
Carlisle Blue Metallic
n
n
n
n
Battery Protection Package n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Blade Silver Metallic
n
n
n
n
Head restraints: Embroidered with crossed-f lags design
—
n
n
n
—
——
— —
Arctic White
n
n
n
n
Two-tone seats with crossed-flags embroidery (except Ebony 4LT)
—
n
n
n
—
——
— —
Custom leather stitching in red, yellow and blue
—
—
—
n
—
—
n—
n
Corvette Engine Build Experience
—
—
——
n
n
n
n
n
Museum Delivery
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
Wheels: 5-spoke aluminum for coupe and convertible
18" x 8.5" front; 19" x 10" rear available in silver-painted standard;
Chrome, Machined-finish and Competition Gray available
Wheels: 5-spoke aluminum wheel for Grand Sport
18" x 9.5" front; 19" x 12" rear available in silver-painted standard;
Chrome and Competition Gray available
Wheels: 10-spoke spider aluminum wheel
18" x 9.5" front; 19" x 12" rear available in silver-painted standard;
Chrome and Competition Gray available
Wheels: 20-spoke aluminum wheel
19" x 10" front; 20" x 12" rear available in silver-painted standard;
Chrome and Competition Gray available
Wheels: Lightweight Cup 19" x 10" front; 20" x 12" rear
available in black finish standard; and machined finish available
n
n
n
COUPE/Convertible /Grand Sport (4LT); Z06 (3LZ); ZR1 (3ZR)
Interior Colors (Custom Leather-Wrapped)
4LT Convertible Top colors: n Black n Beige n Gray n BLUE
n
n
—
—
—
n
n
—
n
n
n
n
——
—— —
—— —
—
—
n
——
——
n
n
— ——
n
n
n
— —
— —
——
n
n
n
n Exterior colors
Solid Ebony
Cashmere-color / ebony
Dark Titanium-color / ebony
Carbon Flash Metallic16
n
—
—
Cyber Gray Metallic17
n nn
n nn
n nn
Supersonic Blue Metallic18
n nn
n nn
n nn
Crystal Red Tintcoat17, 18
n
n n
n
Torch Red
n n
n n
n n
Inferno Orange Metallic18
n
n n
n n
Velocity Yellow Tintcoat18
n
n n
n
Carlisle Blue Metallic
n nn
n nn
n nn
Blade Silver Metallic
n nn
n nn
n nn
Arctic White
n nnn
n nn
n nn
1
2
3
4
5
8
9
10
6
7
EXTERIOR PAINT
1 Carbon Flash Metallic1
2 Cyber Gray Metallic2
3 Supersonic Blue Metallic 3
4 Crystal Red Tintcoat 2,3
5 Torch Red
6 Inferno Orange Metallic 3
11
12
13
14
7 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat 3
8 Carlisle Blue Metallic
9 Blade Silver Metallic
10 Arctic White
INTERIOR Appointments
11 Ebony Leather
12 Titanium Gray Leather
13 Cashmere-Color Leather
15
14 Red Leather
15 Dark Titanium-Color Leather
16
CONVERTIBLE TOPS
16 Beige
17 Blue
18 Gray
Black4, 5
STITCHING
19 Yellow
Red4
Blue 4
17
HEADLAMP SURROUNDS
20 Black
Blade Silver Metallic 4
Cyber Gray Metallic4
18
CONCEPT JAKE GRAND SPORT COUPE YELLOW BRAKE CALIPERS COMPETITION GRAY WHEELS
FULL-WIDTH SPOILER GT1 CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION JAKE HOOD DECAL WINDSHIELD DECAL
THE DRIVE AND DETERMINATION OF THE CORVETTE RACING PROGRAM HAS MORPHED INTO SOMETHING OF AN ICON.
“JAKE,” The team mascot, first APPEARED ON TEAM HELMETS AND CARS, AND WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND A CONCEPT CAR
THAT DEBUTED AT THE 2011 SEMA SHOW. NOW ENTHUSIASTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING JAKE ALONG WITH SEVERAL NEW
GENUINE CORVETTE ACCESSORIES. OF COURSE, JAKE ISN’T THE ONLY WAY TO PERSONALIZE. dealer-installed ACCESSORIES
are AVAILABLE TO HELP GIVE YOUR CORVETTE THAT FINISHING TOUCH. 21 GT1 Championship Edition Jake Hood Decal 22 Jake
Console Cover 23 Tech Pattern Engine Cover 24 Jake Underhood Liner 25 Jake Floor Mats 26 Stainless Steel Pedal
Covers 27 Accessory Shift Knob and Boot with Yellow Stitching 28 Jake Wheel Center Cap Logo
1 Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition
only. 2 Interim availability. 3 Extra-cost
color. 4 Also available, but not pictured. 5 Required for Chevrolet Centennial
Special Edition. See dealer for recommended color
combinations. Extra-cost customized
color combinations available.
19
21
22
23
24
20
25
26
27
28
5
3
2
6
4
7
1
WHEELS 1 Five-spoke aluminum wheel for Grand Sport Coupe and Convertible, shown in Silver finish; also available in Chrome and Competition Gray. 2 Black Cup wheel for Z06
with Z07 and ZR1 with PDE Package; also available in machined finish. 3 20-spoke aluminum wheel for ZR1 shown in available Chrome; also available in Silver finish and
Competition Gray. 4 Cup wheel in black with red stripe; included with Z06 and ZR1 with Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition. 5 Five-spoke aluminum wheel for Grand Sport
Coupe and Convertible, shown in Competition Gray; also available in Silver finish and Chrome. 6 Machined-finish Cup wheel available on Z06 with Magnetic Selective Ride
Control, Z06 with Z07 Package, ZR1 with PDE Package, Z06 and ZR1 Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition. 7 Five-spoke aluminum wheel for coupe and convertible shown in
machined finish; also available in Silver finish, Chrome and Competition Gray. COLOR CALIPERS1 8 Larger cross-drilled brake rotors with silver calipers. 9 Larger cross-drilled
brake rotors with gray calipers. 10 Brembo® carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers. 11 Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers. 12 Brembo carbon ceramic brakes
with blue calipers (ZR1 only). 1 Requires available larger cross-drilled brake rotors on coupe and convertible. Brembo carbon ceramic brakes available on Z06 with Z07 Package and ZR1.
8
9
10
11
12
Z06 Blade Silver Metallic available CFZ Carbon Fiber Package available Magnetic Selective Ride Control available YELLOW CALIPERS
available Cup Wheels with Machined finish
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
100,000-mile/5-year transferable powertrain limited warranty. Every 2012 Chevy
passenger car, light-duty truck, SUV and crossover comes with a 100,000-mile/5-year
(whichever comes first) transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty. Plus, you get 100,000
miles/5 years (whichever comes first) of the 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program, the Courtesy
Transportation Program, and much more. See dealer for details.
A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY. Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age
and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when
properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rearfacing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the
Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. GM vehicles registered in the U.S.A. are covered
for 36,000 miles/3 years (whichever comes first). The complete vehicle is covered,
including tires, towing to your nearest Chevrolet dealership and cosmetic corrosion
resulting from defects. Repairs will be made to correct any vehicle defect, and most
warranty repairs will be made at no charge. In addition, rust-through corrosion will
be covered for 100,000 miles/6 years (whichever comes first). See dealer for details.
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Limited Warranty. The special body company, assembler, equipment installer or upfitter is
solely responsible for warranties on the body or equipment and any alterations (or any effect
of the alterations) to any of the parts, components, systems or assemblies installed by GM.
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TIRES. Corvette is equipped with run-flat Goodyear or Michelin ZPTM tires that eliminate the
need for a spare. The tire design enables safe function during and after loss of pressure for some
distance at a moderate speed. The shorter the distance that you drive with loss of pressure, the
better the chance that the tire can be repaired. As soon as possible, contact Roadside Assistance
for the nearest authorized GM or run-flat tire servicing facility and have the tire inspected. See
Section 5 of your Owner’s Manual. Corvette tires tend to wear faster and are more susceptible to
damage from road hazards or curb impact than standard profile tires. This type of damage is not
covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
GENUINE CORVETTE ACCESSORIES (CHEVY.COM/CORVETTE). Enhance the appearance
or extend the functionality of your Corvette Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport, Z06 or
ZR1. Genuine Corvette Accessories are covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
and designed for performance, durability and safety. Genuine Corvette Accessories
permanently installed at the time of new vehicle delivery are covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If installed after delivery, coverage (parts and labor) is for
the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or a minimum of 12 months/12,000
miles (whichever comes first). See your Chevrolet dealer or visit chevrolet.com/corvette.
ONSTAR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service
and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly.
OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement
required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar Terms and
Conditions, Privacy Policy, details and system limitations.
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