Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition ZR1

MotorWeek's road test review of the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition ZR1. See more reviews at motorweek.org.

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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!





2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition Test Drive & Sports Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/corvette/2012/?id=32972 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. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - Lightning Lap 2012 - CAR and DRIVER
LL3 Class: $60,000--$119,999. Lightning Lap 2012: LL3 Class http://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-2012-feature-lightning-l ap-2012-ll3-class-page-5 Lightning Lap 2012 - Feature http://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-2012-feature





► Corvette ZR1 returns to Nurburgring for new record (On Board)
Corvette returned to the world's most-demanding testing ground -- Germany's famed Nurburgring -- and recorded lap times that rank among the fastest recorded for a production car. As detailed on video, the Corvette ZR1 recorded a lap time of 7:19.63, more than six seconds faster than the previous Corvette-best recorded in 2008. A lap video featuring the Corvette Z06 will be released soon. "Testing at the Nurburgring is one of the important methods we have to validate our car in the toughest track conditions," says Tadge Juechter, Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer. Measuring 20.8 km (12.9 miles) and including some 154 turns, the Nurburgring's Nordschleife ("north loop") is widely considered the world's most-demanding course. As was the case at Corvette's last test in 2008, the car was driven by Corvette engineer Jim Mero and was a full production model with no performance modifications. This test was to validate the car's added performance technology coming to production later this summer for the 2012 model year. Corvette's improved performance for 2012 begins with the new, optional Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on the two highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06 and the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1. They are competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase cornering and handling capability. When combined with the Corvette's exclusive Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology -- which manages torque delivery for maximum performance -- the tires set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to more than 1.1g, and improved braking distance.




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