2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates Racing Heritage
Z06 Centennial Edition to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale
DETROIT -- Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and Corvette's trademark sports car technology.
The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be available on all Corvette models -- including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 -- starting this summer.
The special package was inspired by Chevrolet's racing-bred foundation, which continues with Corvette's international racing excellence and production sports car prominence.
"Racing and performance are the roots of Chevrolet, a tradition carried forward today by Corvette," said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "The Centennial Edition not only celebrates our 100 years, it once again pushes Corvette forward for a new generation of sports car fans."
Chevrolet will auction a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 9, with the proceeds to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. It will be the 100th 2012 Corvette off the assembly line, with a vehicle identification number ending in "00100."
The Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette expresses racing heritage, but 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 unique Centennial Satin Black wheels and red brake calipers. The wheels are constructed of lightweight cast-spun aluminum and include a thin red outline around the perimeter of its surface on the Z06. The wheels are specific to the respective 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, the world's fastest-reacting suspension and a technology advance initiated by Corvette, is included on all Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette models.
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - First Test
We find out that fitting a set of R-compound rubber onto a Corvette Z06 is
a good way to end up in an argument with the laws of physics.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy
Edited by: Duane Sempson
2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition Walkaround
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition is the ultimate
Corvette. Honoring Chevy's 100th anniversary, this awe-inspiring ZR1
includes Centennial Edition extras like the Carbon Flash Metallic paint,
black wheels with red calipers, red interior stitching, and 100th
Anniversary custom badging.
For more details on the ZR1, Centennial Edition features, and all things
Corvette, visit http://www.chevycorvette.com today!
House of Boost 1300hp C6 Z06 Corvette Teaser
A teaser video of a House of Boost
built C6 Z06 that makes over 1300hp. It features House of Boosts LSR Cog Drive, ProCharger F2, House of
Boost/Aeromotive Fuel System, and an
RPM Transmission built 4L80E. This car made 1103rwhp shutting down early
all while keeping air conditioning, navigation, heated seats, power
steering, etc. All factory pieces are kept intact.
2012 Corvette ZR1 Takes on Nurburgring
The Chevrolet Corvette returns to the famed German track - the Nurburgring
- to test the 2012 ZR1 model. This year's test run eclipses the time set in
2008 by more than six seconds.
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition Test Drive & Sports Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/corvette/2012/ 100 years ago Chevrolet
was created. And to celebrate this centennial anniversary; Chevy has
released a Special Edition Vehicle to commemorate this milestone. The 2012
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition is one mean looking sports car
that is sure to become a collector's item. The Corvette Z06 has a base
price of $75,600 and the Centennial Special Edition Package adds $4950 to
that total. The vehicle tested here also benefits from the Z06 Ultimate
Performance Package which adds another $7500 onto the base price.
The Corvette Centennial Special Edition features a cool appearance package
along with special edition wheels and a Magnetic Selective Ride Control
suspension. The first thing you notice on the exterior of the Corvette
Centennial is the sexy Carbon Flash Metallic paint job. The Satin Black
rims come with a great red accent stripe and are sized 19-inches up front
and 20-inches in the rear. The tires are high-performance Michelin PS CUP
Z-Rated tires. These bad boys measure 335/25ZR20 in the rear which provides
a huge contact patch. The Magnetic Selective Ride Control Suspension comes
equipped with a set of shocks that are filled with a magnetically active
fluid that changes in viscosity to provide a firm or softer ride depending
on the driving situation. Another great addition to the 2012 Chevy Corvette
Centennial Z06 Special Edition is the massive Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes
that come with Special Edition pained Calipers.
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial is powered by a huge 7.0 liter
(427 cubic inch) V-8 engine that produces 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of
torque. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through an awesome 6-speed
manual transmission. Fuel economy is not bad considering the power. The
Corvette Z06 manages 15 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. The Z06
engine is at home on the track and with the upgraded Centennial Package, a
high-performance cooling system is added. The Corvette Z06 also has a top
speed of 198 MPH.
On the inside the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial is both sporty yet
comfortable. The seats are very supportive and feature nice suede inserts.
Both the shift knob and the steering wheel are covered in suede. The
Corvette is known for having one of the most futuristic heads-up display
found on any vehicle. This driver focused unit displays vehicle speed,
RPM's, lateral G-Force, and the engine oil temperature. There is a Bose
sound system, Bluetooth, and Satellite Radio offered on the Corvette Z06.
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These Corvettes were present at a Corvette C6 Z06 photoshoot. At the
beginning of the day there was also a blue ZR1, but unfortunately he had to
leave very early.. Most of the C6 Z06's are stock but some have some
modifications like a different Exhaust
system and other wheels.
I hope you like the video and the little burnout of the C6 Z06 Safety Car.
Which one of these Corvettes would you like to have?
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2015 Chevy Colorado: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2015 Chevy Colorado marks the return of
Chevrolet into the highly competitive small truck segment. Until this year
the Japanese truck manufacturers with the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma
have owned this market in the United States as Ford has stopped selling the
iconic ranger in the U.S.
In another accurate, informative and fun TFLTruck video we get to know
almost everything you ever wanted to know about the 2015 Chevy Colorado.
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ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
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2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR
FIND OUT WHO WINDS, ZO6 OR GT500KR:
Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 @ the Track:
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger:
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2LT V6 Full Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziISB6n_5do
Ford Shelby GT500 v Hennessey Camaro:
Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS:
We're looking at the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
Z06, but we're imagining a '68 Shelby GT500KR staging next to a Corvette
with one of the 427-cubic-inch V8s on the Connecting Highway in Queens, New
York, probably sometime during the Nixon administration. We don't know how
the cars are tuned or which driver has the better hole-shot technique, but
we're calling our street race in favor of the Vette.
You see, there's no historical basis for a close Corvette-Mustang rivalry. A Corvette of any
year is a little too fast and smart to be street racing ratty muscle cars.
It's a real sports car, the kind of car that's still fun when you start
going around corners.
But maybe it's a different story with this 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and
2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Each of these rear-wheel-drive coupes has a V8
rated for more than 500 horsepower at the flywheel.
And with the release of the limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, Ford
has moved in on Chevrolet's price territory. The GT500KR leaves the Ford
factory as a $46,730 GT500 coupe and is shipped as a rolling chassis to
Carroll Shelby's facility near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. By
the time the KR cruises out of Shelby's shop, it's an $82,395 Mustang.
As such, the King-of-the-Road Mustang must now contend with this
$76,920 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. And though the Z06 is a few horsepower shy of the
upcoming ZR1, it's not an easy mark. The GT500KR will have to play like a
sports car just to keep up.
2010 Corvettemaggedon Comparison Test
Inside Line puts the 2002 Corvette Z06, the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and
the 2011 Corvette Carbon Prototype to a head to head test on the IL test
track and the Streets of Willow.
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