Chevrolet Corvette 2012 gets mild

Chevrolet has revealed the Corvette C6 with some mild
upgrades for 2012, rather than the anticipated all new �C7� model. The
changes to the 2012 model are limited only to interior for the base model
and optional external changes for GM has announced the changes to the 2012 Chevy Corvette. The changes for 2012 are meant to improve the Corvette's on-track performance and on-road comfort.
The Z06 and ZR1 models will get even better performance thanks to new optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires. The tires are "competition-oriented" and are optimized for warm, dry conditions and increase the cornering and handling capability of the two-highest performing Corvette models. The tires are matched with all-new aluminum Cup-style wheels in satin black or machined finishes. When combined with the Corvette's Performance Traction Management (PTM) technology that manages torque delivery for maximum performance - the tires are expected to help 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.
The Z06 Corvette now gets Magnetic Selective Ride Control and an optional carbon fiber hood.  The standard manual transmission for the ZR1 gets taller gearing in fifth and sixth gears, which improves highway fuel economy by 2 mpg.
Inside all 2012 Corvettes get a new seat design and steering wheel. The seats have larger bolsters on the seat back and cushion areas. Microfiber suede seat inserts are optional. In 2012 the Corvette also gets a new nine-speaker Bose audio system


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