2012 Corvette Review



MSRP & Performance Value

MSRP Base $49,525 Performance 0-60 4.2 sec
MSRP Convertible $54,525 Performance 0-60 4.2 sec
MSRP Grand Sport $55,925 Performance 0-60 3.95 sec
MSRP Grand Sport Convertible $59,525 Performance 0-60 3.95 sec
MSRP Z06 $75,525 Performance 0-60 3.7 sec
MSRP ZR1 $111,525 Performance 0-60 3.4 sec

Whats New for 2012

2012 Changes to All Corvettes

Chevrolet Centennial Edition, featuring Carbon Flash Metallic paint, satin-black graphics, satin-black wheels, unique badges, special-trimmed interior and Magnetic Selective Ride Control

New seat design, with optional microfiber inserts on 3ZR trim

New steering wheel with model-specific badges, streamlined switch trim and wrapped spokes

Padded center console and armrests standard on all trim levels

Contrasting color stitching in red, blue and yellow offered with the custom leather-wrapped interior

Available Bose Premium audio system with nine speakers

Customer-selectable brake caliper color choices in red, yellow, silver or gray (blue calipers are standard)

New Carlisle Blue Metallic and Carbon Flash Metallic exterior colors





Specific to Grand Sport


Reconfigured 2LT Trim level featuring a new Technology Package – head-up display, navigation with voice recognition, Bose premium audio, one-year SiriusXM satellite radio, USB iPod connection and input jacks, Bluetooth phone connection

Specific to Z06


Available Magnetic Selective Ride Control with Cup wheels, Michelin PS2 tires and Performance Traction Management

Available carbon fiber hood

Z07 Performance Package content
New Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, developed by the same Michelin engineers who develop tires for Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series. They are essentially street-legal versions of a racing tire.
The 285/30-19 (front) and 335/25-20 (rear) tires are matched with all-new aluminum Cup-style wheels in satin black or machined finishes. They are about five pounds lighter (2.2 kg) and stronger than the ZR1 20-spoke wheel offered in 2011. A new, full-width racing style spoiler for improved aerodynamics.
Enhanced cooling
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Brembo carbon ceramic brakes
Click here to read more about the 2012 Corvette Z06

Specific to ZR1


New PDE performance package, including new Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, lighter-weight wheels and full-width rear spoiler

More Changes from 2011:

Front and rear tires are now represented with 1 RPO code
(MM6) is now the RPO code for the 6-speed manual transmission for Coupe, Convertible and Z06

(MZ6) is now the RPO code for the 6-speed manual transmission for Grand Sport

(ME2) is now the RPO code for the 6-speed manual transmission for ZR1

(MYC) is now the RPO code for the 6-speed automatic transmission

3LT, 4LT and 2LZ now include (U3U) navigation1 audio system and USB port2

New steering wheel design

Suede seat inserts included on 4LT, 3LZ, 3ZR

Bose audio upgrade to 9 speakers with new subwoofers

(J55) Brake calipers painted Black

Deletions from 2012 Corvette Options:
• Exterior colors––(41U) Black
––(85U) Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat

• (US9) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer


2012 Corvette Engine Lineup

LS3

LS7

LS9

2012 Corvette Review Videos

2012 Corvette Colors

White, Arctic 10U


Carbon Flash Metallic 57U


Cyber Grey Metallic 57U


Supersonic Blue Metallic GLB


Inferno Orange Metallic 28U


Carlisle Blue Metallic GLF


Crystal Red Metallic 89U


Silver Blade Metallic 17U


Torch Red 70U


Velocity Yellow 45U

2012 Corvette Reviews Rankings & Comments

Kelley Blue Book Says

"We don't say this about many cars, but if there is one car you should own at least once in your life, it's the Chevrolet Corvette."



2012 Corvette Review of Package & Option List

2012 Corvette Review Coupe Price       	$49,525
 	1LT Base Equipment Group	$0
 	2LT Equipment Group	        $2,095
 	3LT Preferred Equipment Group	$5,995
 	4LT Premium Equipment Group	$9,495
 	 	 
2012 Corvette Review Convertible Price  $54,525
 	1LT Base Equipment Group	$0
 	2LT Equipment Group	        $2,095
 	3LT Preferred Equipment Group	$7,995
 	4LT Premium Equipment Group	$11,495
 	 	 
2012 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Price	$55,925
 	1LT Base Equipment Group	$0
 	2LT Equipment Group	        $2,095
 	3LT Preferred Equipment Group	$5,995
 	4LT Premium Equipment Group	$9,495
 	 	 
2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convt. Price	$59,525
 	1LT Base Equipment Group	$0
 	2LT Equipment Group	        $2,095
 	3LT Preferred Equipment Group	$7,995
 	4LT Premium Equipment Group	$11,495
 	 	 
2012 Corvette Review Z06	        $75,525
 	1LZ Base Equipment Group	$0
 	2LZ Preferred Equipment Group	$4,310
 	3LZ Premium Equipment Group	$8,815
 	 	 
2012 Corvette Review ZR1 Price  	$111,525
 	1ZR Base Equipment Group	$0
 	3ZR Premium Equipment Group	$10,000
 	 	 
RPO Code  Option Description                            Price
 	 	 
B92	Carbon Fiber Hood for Z06	                $2,495
BA5	Black Grand Sport Fender Badges	                  $100
C2L	Roof Package – Includes Painted and Glass Tops	$1,400
CC3	Glass Roof instead of Painted Roof	          $750
CCR	Special order option	                            $0
CFZ	Z06 Carbon Fiber Package	                $3,995
D30	Color Combination Override                        $590
ERI	Battery Protection Package	                  $100
F55	Magnetic Selective Ride Control – Grand Sports	$1,695
F55	Magnetic Selective Ride Control – Coupe/Conv	$1,995
F55	Magnetic Selective Ride Control – Z06	        $2,495
H33	Cyber Gray Metallic Headlamp Override	          $590
H34	Blade Silver Metallic Headlamp Override	          $590
H35	Black Headlamp Override	                          $590
J55	Cross Drilled Brake Rotors	                  $500
J6C	Silver Brake Calipers	                          $595
J6D	Dark Gray Brake Calipers	                  $595
J6E	Yellow Brake Calipers	                          $595
J6F	Red Brake Calipers	                          $595
MN6	6-Speed Manual Transmission	                    $0
MYC	6-Speed Paddle Shift Automatic Transmission	$1,250
NPP	Dual Mode Exhaust	                        $1,195
PBC	Corvette Engine Build Experience	        $5,800
PDE	ZR1 Performance Package	                        $1,495
PIN	Customer Selectable VIN	(PIN)                   $5,000
R8C	Museum Delivery	                                  $490
R8E	Gas Guzzler Tax (ZR1)	                         $1000
U3U	Navigation 6.5” Screen	                        $1,795
US9	6 Disc CD Changer	                          $395
VK3	Front License Plate Bracket	                   $15
Z07	Z06 Ultimate Performance Package	        $7,500
Z15	Grand Sport Heritage Package	                $1,195
ZLC	Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition	        $4,950
**6	Two-Tone Seating	                          $695
36S	Custom Leather Stitching – Yellow	          $395
37S	Custom Leather Stitching – Blue	                  $395
38S	Custom Leather Stitching – Red	                  $395
0B1	Cross Flag Embroidery on Headrests	          $300
28U	Inferno Orange Metallic	                          $300
45U	Velocity Yellow Premium Tintcoat	          $850
89U	Crystal Red Premium Tintcoat	                  $850
 	 	 
RPO     Wheel Choices:	                                 Price
 	 	 
PYD	Competition Gray Aluminum – Grand Sport	          $395
PYE	Chrome Aluminum – Grand Sport	                $1,995
Q44	Z06 Competition Gray	                          $395
Q5V	Machine Faced Cup Style – Z06	                  $995
Q6B	ZR1 Chrome Aluminum	                        $2,000
Q6J	ZR1 Competition Gray Aluminum	                  $395
Q8A	Z06 Chrome Aluminum	                        $1,995
QX1	Competition Gray Aluminum – Coupe/Conv	          $395
QX3	Chrome Aluminum – Coupe/Conv	                $1,850
RQ1	Machine Faced Aluminum – Coupe/Conv	          $895

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