2012 Chevrolet corvette
TOP TEN FEATURES
1. Six different Corvette models – Are tailored to customers’
desires. World-class performance is offered in the 430 hp
6.2L LS3 V8-equipped Convertible and Coupe and Grand
Sport Convertible and Coupe, the 505 hp 7.0L LS7-equipped
Z06, and the stunning 638 hp 6.2L LS9 supercharged ZR1.
2. Chevrolet Centennial Edition – Commemorating Chevrolet’s
100th Anniversary and available on 3LT, 4LT, 3LZ and 3ZR
models in Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color with Black
wheels specific to models; Satin Black graphics; Magnetic
Selective Ride Control; Red brake calipers; special badging;
Ebony seating surfaces with suede accents and red
stitching; custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and
doors (except 3LT); seat embossment; steering wheel badge;
and special interior trim plate.
OVERVIEW
Chevrolet Corvette continues to provide
enthusiasts racing technologies in a production
car. The 2012 Centennial Special Edition
commemorates Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary.
Corvette is offered in Coupe and Convertible,
Grand Sport Coupe and Convertible, Z06 and ZR1.
3. Z06 and ZR1 Performance Packages with Michelin PS Cup
tires (Z07 and PDE) – Are available for Z06 and ZR1 and
mated to specific new lightweight aluminum wheels and
are designed to deliver improved lap times and maximized
lateral g-force capabilities. The ZR1 with PDE posted an
incredible time of 7:19.6 at Nürburgring in Germany and
the Z06 with Z07 achieved 7:22.7.
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WHAT’S NEW
• (ZLC) Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition.
• New packages: Reconfigured 2LT with Technology features;
High Performance for ZR1.
• Several new wheels packages for the Centennial Package, Z06
and ZR1.
• Michelin PS Cup tires available with Z06 and ZR1.
• Magnetic Selective Ride Control available on Z06.
• Z07 now includes Performance Traction Management, Michelin
PS Cup tires, Black cup lightweight aluminum wheels, Magnetic
Selective Ride Control and Brembo brakes.
• New available features: Blue convertible top; Carbon fiber hood
for Z06; Dark Gray Metallic, Red, Silver and Yellow colored brake
calipers (Black on J55).
• Customer selectable VIN ending (restrictions apply).
• New RPO codes for transmissions; single RPO code for front and
rear tires.
• Navigation audio and USB port included on 2LT, 3LT, 4LT, 2LZ
and 3LZ.
• New seat and new steering wheel designs.
• Suede seat inserts included on 4LT, 3LZ and 3ZR.
• Bose audio upgrade has nine speakers and new subwoofers.
• 6-disc, in-dash CD changer discontinued.
• Exterior colors: New Carlisle Blue Metallic and Carbon
Flash Metallic (ZLC only). Black and Jetstream Blue Metallic
Tintcoat discontinued.
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4. New 2LT Package – Includes Bluetooth for Phone, Head-Up
Display, Bose premium audio, navigation, USB port and
one-year SiriusXM Radio.
5. Personalization – With 10 exterior colors and four
convertible top colors, including new Carlisle Blue Metallic
and Carbon Flash Metallic (ZLC only). Additional features––
brake colors, stitch colors and contrasting headlamps––
enable each Corvette buyer to make an individual statement.
6. Unique Corvette experiences – Include the Engine Build
Experience where Z06 or ZR1 buyers can help assemble
their car’s engine at the Performance Build Center, Corvette
Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum, the
Buyers’ Plant tour in Bowling Green, the new Pick Your VIN
program or the ZR1 Driving School with complimentary
attendance at either the Bob Bondurant or Ron Fellows’
Corvette Driving Schools.
7. Magnetic Ride Control on all models – This responsive
suspension damping system is available on all Corvette
models for 2012 and included on the Chevrolet
Centennial Edition.
8. Excellent fuel economy with exhilarating performance –
Corvette with the 6.2L V8 and manual transmission is rated
at 16 city/26 highway mpg. The Z06 avoids gas guzzler tax
and the supercharged ZR1 even gets an estimated
14 city/21 highway mpg.
9. Removable roof panel on Coupe/power top on Convertible –
The Coupe’s standard body-color panel stows away and
maintains cargo space. A transparent panel is available. The
Convertible’s available power top opens in just 18 seconds.
10.Interior upgrades for 2012 – New seat and steering wheel
design for 2012. Standard padded armrests. New Bose
premium audio system with nine speakers. 4LT/3LZ/3ZR
includes seats with suede inserts.
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STYLING, COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
• Chevrolet Centennial 100th Anniversary Edition –
Commemorates Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary and is available
on 3LT, 4LT, 3LZ and 3ZR. Refer to Top Ten entry for complete
details on features included.
• 10 exterior color choices – Are offered on all models, including
new Carlisle Blue Metallic and Carbon Flash Metallic (ZLC
only). These new colors join Arctic White, Blade Silver Metallic,
Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, Inferno Orange Metallic, Cyber Gray
Metallic, Torch Red, Supersonic Blue Metallic and Crystal Red
Metallic Tintcoat.
• Customer selectable VIN – Available on sold orders on all
Corvette models.
• Seats.
– Coupe/Convertible: Standard seats on 1LT are buckets with
leather seating surfaces and 6-way power adjustment. 3LT
and 4LT models add sport bucket seats, perforated leather
seating surfaces. Available two-tone modified seats with
perforated leather seating surfaces, crossed-flag embroidery
and contrasting stitching available on 2LT and 3LT.
– Z06 1LZ, Z06 2LZ and ZR1 1ZR: Standard front buckets with
perforated leather seating surfaces, Z06 or ZR1 embroidery,
contrasting stitching and a 6-way power driver seat.
– Z06 3LZ and ZR1 3ZR: Sport bucket with perforated leather
seating surfaces, 6-way driver and passenger power
adjustment, ZR1 embroidery and contrasting stitching.
• Headlamps – Are High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon; fog
lamps are standard.
• Power telescoping steering column – Standard on 3LT and 4LT,
2LZ, 3LZ and 3ZR.
• Contrasting color headlamps – Are available in Blade Silver
Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic or Black on all models.
• Cargo area – Is one of the largest in its class with 22.4 cu. ft.
in Coupes.
• Carbon fiber components.
PACKAGES
– Z06: Includes body-color unique front fenders and
floor panels.
– Z06 Carbon Fiber Package: See Packages for details.
– New carbon fiber hood is available on Z06.
– ZR1: Includes roof, roof bow, front splitter and rocker
extension with visible clear-coated carbon fiber weave
pattern, body-color dual front cove fenders, floor panel and
raised hood with window.
• Removable roof panel – Standard on Coupe and Grand Sport
Coupe models, this painted body-color panel removes easily
and stows away without eliminating cargo space. An optional
Roof Package adds a tinted transparent panel.
• Convertible power top – Is included on Convertible 3LT and
4LT. The top opens at the touch of a button in just 18 seconds
and is protected by a hard tonneau cover. A trunk partition
protects the top and cargo. A manual top is standard on 1LT
and 2LT. A Blue convertible top was introduced interim 2011.
• New 2LT Technology Package – Includes Bluetooth for Phone,
Head-Up Display, Bose premium audio, navigation system and
USB port.
• Custom Leather Wrap Interior Package – Features leatherwrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels
and console storage cover. Exclusive leather color and
two-tone design includes seat headrest embroidery and
enhanced armrest padding. Also includes a Gunmetal
pattern console trim plate. Available on 4LT, 3LZ and 3ZR
in Ebony, Cashmere, Dark Titanium or with the 100th
Anniversary Edition.
• Grand Sport Heritage Package – Includes two-tone leather
seats, Grand Sport logo seat headrest embroidery and dealerinstalled fender stripe hash mark design in four stripe colors.
Available on Grand Sport 2LT, 3LT and 4LT.
• Z06 Carbon Fiber Package – Includes Black painted carbon
fiber roof, rockers, splitter and body-color ZR1-style spoiler.
• Dual cockpit interior design – Features a 6-gauge cluster and
flush-mounted audio and climate controls with bright rings.
Corvette’s interior materials resist sun, glare and
even fingerprints.
• Color stitching in Yellow, Blue or Red – On the seats,
instrument panel, door panels, console, shifter and boot is
available on 4LT, 3LZ and 3ZR.
• Heated seats – Included on 3LT and 4LT Coupe, Convertible
and Grand Sport, 2LZ and 3LZ Z06 models and 3ZR ZR1 models.
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PERSONAL TECHNOLOGIES
CAPACITIES & DIMENSIONS
• Head-Up Display – Projects specific driver information in three
different modes. “Street” mode displays digital speedometer,
tachometer, warnings, audio and navigation (if equipped)
information. “Track” modes add g-force meter, oil pressure
and temperature readouts. Track modes 1 and 2 have different
shaped tachometer displays. Included in new 2LT Technology
Package, on 3LT and 4LT groups and standard on Z06 and ZR1.
COUPE/Z06/ZR1 CONVERTIBLE
2
2
Trunk volume (cu. ft.) 22.4 11.0 (top up)
Fuel capacity (gal.) 18.0 18.0
Wheelbase (in.) 105.7 105.7
• Keyless Access Push-Button Start – Standard. Eliminates the
need for exterior door handles, keys and lock cylinders. The fob
includes an integrated key.
Overall height (in.)
• Bluetooth for Phone – Allows hands-free operation of
Bluetooth-capable cell phones using the vehicle’s audio system
and steering wheel-mounted controls. Standard on 2LT, 3LT,
4LT, 2LZ, 3LZ and 3ZR.
– Coupe/Convertible 174.6
• OnStar Directions & Connections – Is standard for six months.
Directions & Connections combines all the Safe & Sound Plan
services with Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
– Grand Sport/Convertible/Z06 175.6
– ZR1/Z06 with CFZ
176.2
Seating capacity – Coupe/Convertible 49.1
– Grand Sport Coupe/Convertible
48.7
– Z06/ZR1
48.7
Overall length (in.)
AUDIO AND ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS
• AM/FM stereo with CD player – Includes MP3 playback,
steering wheel-mounted controls, seven speakers, seek-andscan, digital clock, auto-tone control, automatic volume,
Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock and auxiliary input jack.
Standard on all models except 3ZR.
• Bose speaker system – Premium 9-speaker system with new
subwoofers is included in the 3LT, 4LT, 2LZ, 3LZ and 3ZR. The
system adds a higher level of fidelity, listening pleasure and
overall audio system performance.
• DVD navigation system – Equipped with a color GPS touchscreen and Advanced Voice Recognition. Includes an AM/FM/
CD/MP3 and the Bose premium 9-speaker system. Includes
both a USB port and auxiliary input jack. Standard on 2LT, 3LT,
4LT, 2LZ, 3LZ and 3ZR.
• SiriusXM Radio – Standard on all models. With a 3-month
trial to the ‘XM Select’ package you’ll enjoy over 170
channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite
sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. One year service with
2LT, 3LT, 4LT, 2LZ, 3LZ and 3ZR. Find out more
at siriusxm.com.
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POWER & PERFORMANCE
• 6.2L LS3 all-aluminum V8 engine – Standard on Coupe,
Convertible and Grand Sport models. Rated at 430 hp @ 5900
rpm and 424 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4600 rpm.
• Z06 7.0L LS7 V8 engine – Rated at 505 hp @ 6300 rpm and 470
lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm. The LS7 has a 7000 rpm redline
that helps deliver 0–60 mph times in 3.7 seconds. Racingderived features include an 10.5-quart dry sump engine oil
system; oil, power steering, transmission and axle coolers;
forged-steel crankshaft with 6-bolt main bearings, titanium
intake valves and connecting rods, high-profile cam and
Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machined heads for
better air/fuel flow and a rear-mounted battery for improved
weight balance.
• ZR1 6.2L Supercharged LS9 V8 engine – Hand-built,
supercharged engine is rated at 638 hp @ 6500 rpm and
604 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm.
• 6-speed short-throw manual transmission – Standard. With
strengthened gearing when paired with Z06 and ZR1 engines
and specific gearing, depending on the model. Carbon cone
synchronization improves shifts.
• 6-speed paddle shift transmission – Includes two automatic
modes: “Drive” mode is optimized for smoothness while
“Sport” mode features a firmer shift for better performance.
Also includes steering wheel paddles and a DIC or HUD
gear display. Available on Coupe, Convertible and Grand
Sport models.
• Rear-mounted transmissions – Provide a near 50/50 weight
distribution to enhance Corvette’s handling characteristics.
• Dual-mode performance exhaust – Available on Coupe,
Convertible and Grand Sport. Adds a more aggressive sound
and 6 hp to LS3 engine output.
RIDE & HANDLING
• Available suspensions.
– Standard: 4-wheel independent with transverse
composite springs.
– Magnetic Selective Ride Control: Available adjustable ride
control system with two driver-selected modes: Tour or
Sport. It is the fastest-reacting variable damping technology
available, with shock damping controlled in as little as
15 milliseconds. Standard on ZR1; available on Coupe,
Convertible, Grand Sport Coupe and Convertible and, new
this year, Z06 (with 19"/20" Black cup wheels and PS2 tires).
– Grand Sport Z16 Performance Package: Includes extra
engine cooling, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, specific
shock absorbers, larger brakes with 6-piston front and
4-piston rear calipers and cross-drilled rotors and specific
wider tires. Includes a specific 6-speed manual transmission
or a performance axle ratio on 6-speed paddle shift
automatic models.
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– Z06 Performance Package: Includes power steering, engine
oil, axle and transmission coolers, stiffer springs and
stabilizer bars, specific shock absorbers, larger cross-drilled
brakes and specific tires.
– Z06 Z07 Ultimate Performance Package – Includes ceramic
brakes, Black cup lightweight 19"/20" aluminum wheels
clad with Michelin PS Cup tires, enhanced cooling and now
Performance Traction Management.
– ZR1 Performance Package: Standard on ZR1 models.
Includes stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, coolers, Magnetic
Selective Ride Control and larger Brembo ceramic crossdrilled brakes.
– NEW ZR1 High Performance Package: Includes 19"/20" Black
cup wheels and PS Cup tires, a 6-speed close-ratio manual
transmission, and a Black-painted full-width spoiler.
• Performance Traction Management (PTM) – Integrates
Selective Ride, Traction Control and Active Handling Systems
to allow driver to accelerate fully when exiting a turn. Five
performance levels are available. Standard on ZR1 and
on Z06 with equipped with Magnetic Ride Control or the
Ultimate Performance Package.
• Active Handling System with all-speed traction control –
Immediately applies any of the four brakes to help the driver
maintain control if sensors detect a situation outside normal
parameters. May be turned off for competitive driving.
• 4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes with ABS – 4-channel
with a steering sensor. 13.4" front and 12.8" rear cross-drilled
rotors available on Coupe and Convertible and included with
Magnetic Ride Control.
• Variable-ratio power steering – Is calibrated to provide
specific steering feel for Corvette while maintaining on-center
feel at high speeds.
• Brake calipers color options – Available in Black (standard on
Convertible and Coupe), Silver (standard on Grand Sport), Red
(standard on Z06), Dark Gray Metallic and Yellow.
• Aluminum wheels – Standard 18" front/19" rear on Coupe,
Convertible and Z06; standard 19" front/20" rear on ZR1.
– Coupe and Convertible: Standard 5-spoke Silver-painted.
Available 5-spoke machined-face, chrome, Competition
Gray-painted or NEW Black with Red stripe (Centennial
Edition only).
– Grand Sport: Standard Silver-painted. Available Competition
Gray-painted, chrome or NEW Black (Centennial Edition).
– Z06 18" front/19" rear: Spider design in standard Silverpainted; available Competition Gray-painted or chrome.
– Z06/ZR1 19" front/20" rear: ZR1 in standard Silver
painted or available Competition Gray or chrome;
NEW Chevrolet Black with Red stripe cup style included
on Z06 and ZR1 with Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition
Package; NEW lightweight Black or machined-face cup
style available on Z06 with Magnetic Selective Ride Control
or Z06 Ultimate Performance Package and with ZR1 High
Performance Package.
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