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Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

2011 marks the 100th birthday of the Chevrolet brand and to celebrate the company’s centennial the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette has been introduced – with the first Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 to be auctioned for charity this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach Florida.


The Centennial Edition package (code ZLC) is available on all new Corvettes, coupe or convertible, including the base model, Grand Sport, ZO6 or ZR1 with units reaching consumers later this summer. This 100th anniversary package focuses predominantly on appearance inside and out, but these limited edition Corvettes will ALL feature the high performance Magnetic Selective Ride Control originally offered in only the higher end Corvettes and the Cadillac V-Series vehicles.

The exterior upgrades to the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette begin with the unique satin black lightweight wheels measuring 18” in the front and 19” in the back for base and Grand Sport models, or 19” up front and 20” out back for the high performance Corvette Z06 and ZR1. All Centennial Edition Corvettes come only in a dead-sexy Carbon Flash Metallic paint with satin black graphics running down the middle of the car. Red brake calipers bearing the Corvette logo and various 100th anniversary badges with Mr. Chevrolet’s likeness are found on the wheel centers and B-pillars.

Inside of the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, the same 100th anniversary logo with Louis Chevrolet’s face is found on the steering wheel with the entire interior finished in high quality dark Alcantara with gobs of red stitching. The “100th” logo is found on the unique headrests and the center sections of the seats, the steering wheel the arm rest and the shift boot sport microfiber suede originally only found on the limited edition Z06 Carbon edition of 2011.

The price of the Centennial Edition package is likely to vary depending on the trimline chosen, as the ZR1 models already come with Magnetic Selective Ride Control and the variance in wheel sizes and such may cause a different price depending on which Corvette is being fitted with the package. Obviously, the most expensive feature of the package is the Magnetic Selective Ride Control, which is available on the Corvette Grand Sport for an up-charge of $1,700…so it will be interesting to see how Chevrolet prices the Centennial Edition Corvette package once we get closer to public launch.

The first 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette produced is a 3LZ Z06 model equipped with the Z07 performance package (Brembo ceramic brakes, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Michelin high performance tires) and the CFZ package (carbon fiber goodies including the hood, roof, front splitter). This first Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 will be auctioned off at the Palm Beach Barrett Jackson Auto Auction this Saturday and the winner of this 2012 Z06 will also receive the Corvette Engine Build Experience program which is a $5,800 option.

TorqueNews will keep you updated on the charity auction of the first 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 as well as any news on the pricing for this package for all 2012 Corvette models. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the loaded-up Centennial Edition Z06 that will hit the Barrett Jackson block this weekend!

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