Chevrolet has released pricing information for the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette. The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette will be more expensive across the board for the upcoming model year, with both the Corvette’s MSRP and the cost of its various options packages increasing by at least several hundred dollars. This is in contrast to last year’s price increases, which in most cases amounted to no more than $20 more per model than the previous edition.
The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette coupe base model sees its price go up by $575, with the new Corvette MSRP coming in at $49,525. The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette convertible’s price jumps by almost double that amount, with a $925 raise bringing its MSRP to $54,525. The Corvette Grand Sport coupe (MSRP $55,925) and Corvette Grand Sport convertible (MSRP $59,925) come in with cost increases of $1,135 and $1,325, respectively, while the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s $75,525 MSRP represents a $1,220 premium over the asking price of the 2011 model. The top-tier Corvette ZR1 actually sees its MSRP drop by $75, coming to rest at a still lofty $111,525.
What do 2012 Chevrolet Corvette buyers get in return for shelling out more dollars at their local dealership than they would have had they opted for a 2011 model? Although all editions of the Corvette maintain the same engine options and horsepower ratings as they did the year before, including a 430 horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood of the entry-level ‘Vette as well as a 638 horsepower, 7.0-liter eight-cylinder behemoth lurking between the front fenders of the Corvette Z06, a number of refinements have been made to the car in other areas. A revised interior will greet 2012 Corvette buyers, a move that addressees very vocal concerns from past owners about the lack of supportive seats in a car designed to take corners at triple-digit speeds and also subtly improves trim And materials throughout the cabin. The Z06 and ZR1 versions of the Corvette additionally feature access to more impressive performance packages than in years past.
Available to all 2012 Chevrolet Corvette buyers will be the Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition package, which adds black wheels, red trim and special graphics to a unique black metallic paint scheme for the price of $4,950. The Corvette Z06 Carbon Fiber package will set track-oriented drivers back $3,995, while Magnetic Selective Ride Control is available across most of the Corvette range at a cost of between $1,695 to $2,495, depending upon the model it is being installed on. Other notable packages and options for the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette include the Z06 Ultimate Performance package ($7,500), the Corvette Engine Build Experience where owners are able to actually hand-assemble the engine intended for their particular vehicle ($5,800) and a Customer Selectable VIN ($5,000).