GM Announced 2012 Corvette Upgrades


Today General Motors unleashed some of the upgrades for the 2012 MY Chevy Corvette. The performance package includes tweaks for both Z06 and ZR1 models while General Motors revealed the interior upgrades for the entire lineup.

The 2012 Corvette will also obtain some modified looks as well. However, we are not given the details of what GM is going to change in the looks of 2012 Corvette. GM would reveal the car in special event held this weekend at the National Corvette Museum.

The technical upgrades announced by GM for the classy, elegant and high performance Z06 and ZR1 include the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability. These tires come with Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology which is capable of managing torque delivery for extreme performance and also these tires provide better handling of the car.

Some of the other upgrades are: a full-width racing-style spoiler, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes for Z07 chassis package, Magnetic Selective Ride Control for Z06. Other than that a carbon fiber hood will be optional for Z06 models. The ZR1 will include a standard manual transmission along with taller gearing for 5th and 6th gears with a 2-mpg improvement in highway fuel economy.

The interior of 2012 Corvette will get a new seating design as well as new steering wheel. Seat backs have a larger bolsters and cushion areas for improved comfort. Besides this, GM offers an optional Microfiber suede seat inserts. GM will also offer a new Bose uplevel audio system along with nine speakers.

General Motors also includes a new Technology Package in the upgrades that will improve the Corvette’s infotainment system. This Technology Package features a new navigation radio, head-up display, Bose premium audio system, a USB port and Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity. Brake calipers will be offered in several different colors including gray, red, silver and yellow.


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