Leaked: Dealer Teases 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Details

The sixth-generation Corvette is now entering its eighth year of production, but it appears Chevrolet isn't about to let its hallowed sports car languish entirely for the 2012 model year. A forum post by a Chevrolet dealer reveals the General has a few small upgrades in store for its fiberglass-bodied wonder.

Apart from the special Centennial Edition model announced a few weeks back, most revisions for 2012 involve a few optional packages available on its high-performance Corvette models. A new High Performance Package for the range-topping ZR1 adds a set of lightweight, black-finished 19- and 20-inch racing-style wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, along with a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. The Ultimate High Performance Package, available only on Z06 models, continues to add ceramic Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control, and black-finished wheels, but now adds similar Pilot Sport Cup rubber, along with the ZR1's performance traction management system.

Other revisions reportedly slated for the 2012 model year include an optional carbon fiber hood for the Z06, the addition of Carlisle Blue Metallic and the deletion of black from exterior paint options, revised steering wheel designs, and an upgraded nine-speaker Bose audio system. Finalized information has yet to be posted to GM's dealer information website, but is expected to be announced this weekend at the annual C5/C6 gathering in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Those hankering for a more extensive overhaul of the Vette recipe will have to likely wait another year or two, since the C7 is expected to launch as early as 2013. What improvements would you like to see Chevrolet incorporate into the next Corvette? Send us your wish list by means of the comments section below.

Source: Corvetteforum.com

James Brooks
I'd settle for better seats, but a more modern dohc engine would be nice, one that would bring the displacement down and with it the weight. Oh, and a better example of a paddle-shifted gearbox with proper paddles; the current set-up just doesn't do it for me.
A set of good seats from the factory.
lee henderson
I would like to see A stripped down model with A lower base price. I would like to see smaller more fuel efficient engines with higher specific output and higher rpm power bands. I would like to see the car smaller and lighter. I would like to see C3 styling cues. I would like to see the end of the fiberglass if a lighter material is possible for the money. I would like to see turbos replace the supercharger on ZR1. I would like to see A model that is setup for straight line acceleration from the factory.
direct injection in those engines better economy and performance perhaps a mid-engnine awd would prove too much of a beast but i think it should happen.

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