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(from Chevrolet Press
Release) 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates
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
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
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.
The Centennial Edition also features special badges that signify
Chevrolet’s racing history. A graphic logo featuring an iconic image
of Louis Chevrolet appears on the B-pillars, the center caps of the
wheels, and the center of the steering wheel. The seat headrests
also carry an embossed centennial logo.
Aficionados will note one other small detail: The historic crossed
flags badge contains a small adaptation, with “100” in place of the
traditional fleur-de-lis symbol, only for the Centennial Edition.
The exterior color scheme is reinforced inside the car, with the
Ebony leather-wrapped instrument panel and doors complimented by red
stitching on the steering wheel, seats, console and shifter.
Microfiber suede accents on Centennial Edition seats, steering
wheel, shifter and armrests were first used on the 2011 Z06 Carbon
The Chevrolet Centennial Edition will be available on all Corvette
models via order code ZLC. Pricing will be released this summer
prior to the start of availability.
“Louis Chevrolet was a fearless racing pioneer who also designed our
first car,” Scheidt said. “Corvette is a natural fit to honor that
legacy, while creating a compelling new package for sports car
Barrett-Jackson auction details
Chevrolet chose to debut
the Centennial Edition Corvette at Barrett-Jackson to enable the
auction proceeds to go to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for
Pediatric Cancer. The foundation supporting children and families
dealing with cancer is a key partner with the American Le Mans
Series, in which Corvette Racing is an integral participant.
The 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 (VIN 100) to be
auctioned is based on the production 3LZ model with the Z07
performance package, new Z06 carbon fiber hood and CFZ carbon fiber
package, which includes:
• Bose premium sound
system, with one-year XM subscription, navigation and USB
• Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
• Power-adjustable and heated seats
• Memory package, home remote, Head Up Display and
power-telescoping steering wheel
• The Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package, with
leather-wrapped upper instrument panels, upper door trim panels
and console storage cover and red contrasting stitching
Z07 performance package, including Brembo ceramic brakes,
Magnetic Ride Control and 19-inch/20-inch wheels and Michelin
• CFZ package includes carbon fiber rockers, front splitter and
• New Carbon Fiber raised hood option for Z06, which was
introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition.
The winning bidder will
also receive the Corvette Engine Build Experience program – which
allows Z06 or ZR1 buyers to build their own engine alongside expert
technicians – as well as the opportunity to take delivery of the car
at the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky.
Founded in Detroit in
1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive
brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than
140 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient,
safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive
design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio
includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro;
dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and
Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as
Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers
“gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Cruze Eco and Volt.
Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of
electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of
extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety,
security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free
Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More
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