News from Corvette Mike

2012 Chevrolet Corvette line-up

Well the news is coming out fast and furious about the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette line-up. Although the next-generation Corvette is less than two years away, Chevrolet has nonetheless made some enhancements for 2012 models.

Here is some of what is being said:

Seats that hold and support you better:
With distinct lateral and shoulder bolsters, the seats should greatly help drivers and passengers enjoy the Corvette’s formidable performance without bouncing between armrest and center console.

More padding:
Additional padding on the center console and armrest areas.

With two new tweeters on the dash, the optional Bose sound system ups its speaker count to nine

Other interior:
Minor tweaks to the steering-wheel and, for fancier tastes, the optional leather interior now offers contrasting stitching in red, blue, or yellow.

Performance-oriented upgrades:
Available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires. They will be available as part of the Z07 handling package for the Z06, and also for the ZR1 as part of its new PDE performance package. Measuring 285/30-19 in front and 335/25-20 in back, the new tires will help the Vette corner at more than 1.1g, according to Chevy.

New lightweight aluminum wheels paired with the new tires, which will be offered in satin black or machined finishes. More important, each wheel weighs about five pounds less than its counterpart on the current car.

New Z06 Performance Traction Management, multiple driver-selectable stability control programs and launch control.

A racing-style full-width rear spoiler for the Z06 and ZR1 as part of the Z07 and PDE packages.

The Z06 can be ordered with a new carbon-fiber hood.

Incidentally, the brake calipers can also be ordered in red, yellow, silver, or gray.

Watch the 2012 ZR1 take on the Nurburgring Ring:

Also check out:

Leave comments

Back to top