• Apr 21, 2011
General Motors may have been planned on keeping the changes to its 2012 Chevrolet Corvette close to the vest. In this Internet age, however, things often get out to the masses earlier than intended. There's nothing groundbreaking in store, but a few items are certainly noteworthy.

We've already heard about the upcoming Centennial Edition Corvette, but every bit as significant is word that GM is also going to offer high performance packages for the ZR1 and Z06. According to Corvette Blogger, the ZR1 High Performance Package features 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, Michelin Cup tires and a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox. The Ultimate High Performance Package for the Z06 goes a bit further with the upgrades. The 505-horsepower coupe gets Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Cup rubber, lightweight black wheels and selective magnetic ride control. This group of options was offered on the 2011 Corvette Z06, but for 2012 it's joined by Performance Traction Management, a feature previously available only on the king-of-the-hill ZR1.

Other changes for 2012 include some exterior color swaps, wheel and tire packages and an upgraded Bose audio system. Head over to CorvetteBlogger.com for the full run-down. Thanks for the tip, Keith!

[Source: Corvette Blogger]


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Fidanza
      • 3 Years Ago
      Same ol' Same ol', still a great platform though.
      Rick C.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think its time for a radical evolution in the Corvette's design. It just looks like it's been around too long, sporting the same equipment. And please, no more retro designs.
      Sebring11
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think they are loosing the yonger generation on this car, they are relying too much on an older generation to keep the momentum going, I personally don't see what is special about it technically.
      S40Powered
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks dated already for me. When we'll see the next generation? I feel like I'm seeing the same model since 1998.
      serter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that's all well and good but better seats are what's really needed. GM just doesn't listen to customers.
        ankenystev
        • 3 Years Ago
        @serter
        Look at the Centenial Photos. They are new seats. The design looks to be from Lear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @serter
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      Jim R
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Gulf Oil blue looks good. But this model is really starting to get long in the tooth. That redesign can't come soon enough.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim R
        I' have to see it in person. My first instinct says this isn't a sports car color. Powder blue comes to mind and bit on the girly side. Hope it proves me wrong in person, or it will be short-lived. Bring back a dark purple IMO.
      Bruce Reeves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Same crappy seats I guess then.
      Joseph
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they change nothing else, update that ancient steering wheel! Looks so cheap for such an expensive car.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Joseph
        Changes from 2011: New steering wheel design Looks like they got you covered. :-)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      GM is waiting for the next-gen model in 2013 for the BIG changes.
      Jesse Thoresen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did I read this right; you can no longer purchase a black Corvette? "Deletions from 2012: * Exterior colors * (41U) Black"
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