2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Z06

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Chevrolet launched the 2012 Corvette Centennial Edition Z06, which comes in a special Centennial Edition package.

The major changes in the 2012 Centennial Edition are almost purely cosmetic while most of the driving dynamics remain the same.

Exterior & Interior

The major changes in the 2012 Centennial Edition Z06 are more cosmetic which makes this Z06 strikingly different. The new Z06 gets the Centennial Edition package that includes exclusive Carbon Flash Metallic exteriors, car graphics in satin black color and characteristic Centennial wheels in Satin Black with Red outline and Red colored brake calipers.

Special badges including images of Louis Chevrolet have been placed at the B-pillar, Steering Wheel and Wheel Centre caps.

The wheels of the Centennial Z06 have been specially built with light weight Aluminum. The front wheels get 19-inch alloys while the rear wheels get 20-inch. The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires have been used in the 2012 Z06, and these have been a significant performance enhancer for the car.

The black color scheme runs in the interiors as well. The instrument panel, doors, seats and gear-shift knob are wrapped with black leather with red stitching.

The car features racing inspired powertrain and suspension. Also, the car has been designed to reduce the overall weight by use of Aluminum frame and Carbon Fiber components.

Engine Performance

The Corvette Centennial Edition Z06 is fitted with a 7-litre V8 engine producing 505 horsepower. The car does the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds and runs the quarter mile in about 11.9 seconds, a tad slower than some of its contemporaries like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, though the Z06 is much cheaper than these cars.

This special edition can attain a top speed of 198 mph.

The 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 is a perfect fit to celebrate the racing and performance heritage of Chevrolet. It’s also a great tribute to Louis Chevrolet.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gallons (68 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 24 hwy
Length: 175.6 in. (446 cm) Wheel Base: 105.7 in. (268 cm)
Height: 48.7 in. (124 cm) Width: 75.9 in. (192.7 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 22.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Engine: LS7 V8 Displacement: 7.0 Liter
Horsepower: 505 HP Max RPM: 6300 RPM
Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds Maximum Speed: 198 mph