2012 Corvette Revealed at National Corvette Museum

The 2012 Corvette was revealed at the National Corvette Museum this past Friday.  Hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts mobbed the three cars, great with anticipation to see them for the first time.

There was one each of the 2012 Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1, and all were in the new (one year only) Carbon Flash Metallic.  The traditional – and popular – color, Black, will return for 2013.  We were told that telling the difference between the two Black colors is extremely difficult indoors.  The contrast, though, is seen outdoors in the sunlight!  In my opinion, Carbon Flash is slightly lighter and more lustrous than Black.

The presenters from General Motors were Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Product Manager Harlan Charles, Exterior Lead Designer Kirk Bennion, and Interior Lead Designer Chris Sass.

More photos of the reveal follow below.















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6 Responses to 2012 Corvette Revealed at National Corvette Museum

  1. David Wilhite says:

    What is the price of the Centennial Package?

  2. Bill Connell says:

    A great question,David. Unfortunately, pricing for the 2012 Corvette has not yet been announced. We were told at the Birthday Bash that pricing will be announced in early June.

  3. Steve theobald says:

    Will there be an LS7 engine option for the Grand Sport? Also, will there be a convertible and/or automatic trans available on the Z06 at any point in time?

  4. Bill Connell says:

    The factory has consistently stated that there will be no convertibles or automatic transmissions in the Z06 line. However, all are available to those who have a Grand Sport modified by Callaway, and the Factory stands totally behind Callaway’s modifications.

  5. Don Foster says:

    Is Black available on the 2012 Grand Sport Coupe ?

  6. Bill Connell says:

    The color Black will not be used on any 2012 model. Carbon Black Metallic is the only color in the Black family for 2012, and it is only available with the Centennial Edition Corvettes.

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