The Essential Corvette
With 59 years of history and advancements in technology and design, it is no wonder Corvette has carved a permanent niche into the global automotive landscape. It’s the top-selling high-performance sports car in its segment and stands alone as the only truly American sports car in the competitive class. And now with advancements in performance and technology, Corvette reaches new heights again in 2012.
From its standard 430-horsepower LS3 all-aluminum V8 engine, 190-mph performance and its 26 MPG highway4 fuel efficiency, Corvette defines state-of-the-art technology, engineering and design among luxury sports cars year after year. And now, with more options for personalization, the 2012 Corvette stands to reflect unparalleled distinction. Yours.
The standard 6.2-liter LS3 aluminum-block V8 engine powering coupe produces 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (436 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft of torque with available dual-mode exhaust). And with its favorable power-to-weight ratio, coupe performs like a thoroughbred, reaching a top speed of 190 mph and a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds on the test track.
Enjoy open air with the standard removable roof panel standard, or the available transparent roof panel. It’s easy to handle and stores quickly and conveniently in the rear cargo area, snapping in place while leaving space for additional items. Opt for the available Dual Roof Package to enjoy both solid and transparent roofs whenever you feel inclined.
Rounded fenders and dynamic lines are classic Corvette design elements that have been the foundation of its exterior design for nearly 60 years. Celebrate classic Corvette roots with the exclusive-for-2012 Carlisle Blue exterior color option, or honor its heritage with Carbon Flash Metallic exterior color, available only with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition.
Corvette is born of modern technology and can be seen in its hydroformed steel structure and options such as Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ with Cross-drilled brake rotors, but Corvette also includes features that keep you connected to your life. New for 2012 the Technology Package standard on 2LT, which brings together many of the most popular infotainment features such as the Head-Up Display, Bose® premium sound system, Bluetooth® wireless technology5 for select phones and more in one simple option. Corvette Coupe also comes with a six-month trial of OnStar®Turn-by-Turn Navigation6 standard to help keep you on track.