Chevrolet is mighty proud of the fact that it is celebrating its centennial this year -- with design chief Ed Welburn sharing his top-ten Chevrolet designs of all time, and now a new special-edition commemorative package for the Corvette. The package will be available on all models of Corvette starting this summer – including the ultra-performance ZR1.
The Centennial Edition treatment, known as ZLC in GM’s order books, begins by slathering each Corvette in exclusive satin-look Carbon Flash Metallic paint. The cars wear bespoke Centennial Satin Black wheels with red-painted rims, and red-painted brake calipers. The Corvette’s traditional crossed-flags badge includes the number “100,” and a logo of founder Louis Chevrolet is affixed to the wheel center caps, steering wheel, and B-pillars.
The black-and-red theme continues inside, with red stitching for the leather-wrapped dashboard, shifter, steering wheel, center console, and seats. Special centennial logos are embossed into the seat headrests, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension is included as standard. Pricing for the Centennial Package will be released later this spring as its on-sale date approaches.
Chevrolet will also celebrate its century of existence by selling the 100th 2012 Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson auction, with proceeds benefitting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The car, with its VIN ending in 100, will be a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition equipped with the Z07 performance package, CFZ carbon-fiber package, and the new carbon-fiber hood option. The winner of the auction also gets to attend the Corvette Engine Build Experience program, where they will assemble the car’s V-8.