2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates Racing Heritage

Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by in GM Canada

Z06 Centennial Edition to be auctioned during Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale

DETROIT Chevrolet, founded by a racing colonize 100 years ago, celebrates a opening birthright with a 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, that facilities a neat black tone scheme, singular pattern elements and Corvettes heading sports automobile technology.

The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be accessible on all Corvette models including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 starting this summer.

The special package was desirous by Chevrolets racing-bred foundation, that continues with Corvettes general racing value and prolongation sports automobile prominence.

Racing and opening are a roots of Chevrolet, a tradition carried brazen currently by Corvette, pronounced Rick Scheidt, clamp boss of Chevrolet marketing. The Centennial Edition not usually celebrates a 100 years, it once again pushes Corvette brazen for a new era of sports automobile fans.

Chevrolet will auction a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition during a Barrett-Jackson gourmet automobile auction, in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Apr 9, with a deduction to advantage a Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. It will be a 100th 2012 Corvette off a public line, with a automobile marker series finale in 00100.

The Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette expresses racing heritage, though does so with a sleek, modern, even sinister-looking appearance. The Centennial Edition package comes exclusively in Carbon Flash Metallic, with satin-black graphics and singular Centennial Satin Black wheels and red stop calipers. The wheels are assembled of lightweight cast-spun aluminum and embody a skinny red outline around a fringe of a aspect on a Z06. The wheels are specific to a particular Corvette models, including 18-inch/19-inch for Coupe, Convertible and Grand Sport; and 19-inch/20-inch for Z06 and ZR1.

Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a worlds fastest-reacting cessation and a record allege instituted by Corvette, is enclosed on all Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette models.

The Centennial Edition also facilities special badges that weigh Chevrolets racing history. A striking trademark featuring an iconic picture of Louis Chevrolet appears on a B-pillars, a core caps of a wheels, and a core of a steering wheel. The chair headrests also lift an embossed centennial logo.

Aficionados will note one other tiny detail: The ancestral crossed flags badge contains a tiny adaptation, with 100 in place of a normal fleur-de-lis symbol, usually for a Centennial Edition.

The extraneous colour intrigue is reinforced inside a car, with a Ebony leather-wrapped instrument row and doors complimented by red stitching also on a steering wheel, seats, console and shifter. The seats underline microfibre suede accents on seats, steering wheel, shifter and armrests, that were initial used on a 2011 Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

The Chevrolet Centennial Edition will be accessible on all Corvette models around sequence formula ZLC. Pricing will be expelled this summer before to a start of availability.

Louis Chevrolet was a intrepid racing colonize who also designed a initial car, Scheidt said. Corvette is a healthy fit to respect that legacy, while formulating a constrained new package for sports automobile drivers.

Barrett-Jackson auction details

Chevrolet chose to entrance a Centennial Edition Corvette during Barrett-Jackson to capacitate a auction deduction to go to a Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The substructure ancillary children and families traffic with cancer is a pivotal partner with a American Le Mans Series, in that Corvette Racing is an constituent participant.

The 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 (VIN 100) to be auctioned is formed on a prolongation 3LZ indication with a Z07 opening package, new Z06 CO fiber hood and CFZ CO fiber package, that includes:

  • Bose reward sound system, with one-year XM subscription, navigation and USB
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Power-adjustable and exhilarated seats
  • Memory package, home remote, Head Up Display and power-telescoping steering wheel
  • The Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package, with leather-wrapped top instrument panels, top doorway trim panels and console storage cover and red resisting stitching
  • Z07 opening package, including Brembo ceramic brakes, Magnetic Ride Control and 19-inch/20-inch wheels and Michelin tires
  • CFZ package includes CO fiber rockers, front splitter and roof
  • New Carbon Fiber lifted hood choice for Z06, that was introduced on a 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition.

The winning bidder will also accept a Corvette Engine Build Experience module that allows Z06 or ZR1 buyers to build their possess engine alongside consultant technicians as good as a event to take smoothness of a automobile during a National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates a centennial as a tellurian automotive code with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in some-more than 140 countries. From todays Cruze Eco that consumes only 4.6 L/100 km on a highway to a Volt entrance this fall, that provides adult to 80 kilometres of electric, gasoline-free pushing and an additional 500 kilometres of extended range, Chevrolet offers gas-friendly to gas-free solutions. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient, protected and arguable vehicles that broach high quality, fluent design, energetic opening and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning newcomer cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a horde of new, smaller, rarely fit models to come including a all-new Orlando and Sonic (fall 2011) and Spark (2012). Chevrolet also provides iconic opening cars such as Corvette and Camaro as good as dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, confidence and preference technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information per Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca or on Facebook during http://www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada.

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