Official: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette gets upgraded interior, new tires and options [w/vi

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    Official: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette gets upgraded interior, new tires and options [w/vi

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/28/2...-tires-and-op/

    2012 Chevrolet Corvette - Click above for high-res image gallery

    The Chevrolet C6 Corvette platform soldiers on for 2012, though buyers can now look forward to a few subtle changes compared to the 2011 model. The entire 2012 Chevrolet Corvette line now benefits from a slightly massaged interior that includes a new steering wheel and new seats. The thrones pack more supportive bolstering along the sides and microfiber inserts are also available for the first time as well. The reworked tiller features hide-wrapped spokes and what General Motors calls "streamlined" switch trim. Anyone who has spent time in a recent Corvette will know that these interior tweaks are much-needed improvements.

    Otherwise, the base 2012 Chevrolet Corvette will remain remarkably untouched. Those who opt up to Z06 and ZR1 trims will find a few new changes, however. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires are now optional on both the heavy hitters, and the company's engineers say that the new rubber should be good for an eight-percent gain in lateral acceleration and that private testing at Virginia International Raceway delivered an improvement of three seconds per lap over the standard tire.

    The Z06 also gets treated to optional gear like performance traction control, a full-width rear spoiler and a carbon fiber hood. The mighty ZR1, meanwhile, will utilize taller gearing in the fifth and sixth cogs to maximize fuel economy. Something tells us they might just help out on the top-end as well. Hit the jump for the full press blast as well as an introductory video.
    Glad they're keeping it fresh till the new one gets here!

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    2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/...6-and-zr1.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmunds Insideline - Paul Lienert
    Just the Facts:
    •Finally, new seats in all Corvettes. They'll be like the ones in the Centennial Edition.
    •New Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires for the ZR1 and Z06 are basically street-legal race tires.
    •2012 Chevrolet Corvette production begins in July.
    Quote Originally Posted by Edmunds Insideline - Paul Lienert
    Inside Line says: Really? New seats for the Corvette? We'd begun to think this day would never come. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    Good to hear the 2012 vette gets new seats and I dig the steering wheel.
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    I love that interior!
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    Well, it's about damn time! I guess I can now trade in my NSX.
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    One small step...
    "When one side only of a story is heard and often repeated, the human mind becomes impressed with it insensibly."
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    Good to hear the 2012 vette gets new seats and I dig the steering wheel.
    Not really much new here,Iyou should know, you own one) The steering wheel get's an alcantara (or however you spell it) wheel option, but the leather dash has been available for three years now. The seats are a welcome addition! I always liked my '09 Z51 and never thought the interior lacked like many here who have never lived with one like to say...

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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    My GOD.....what will people have to cry about now ????? It needs carbon fiber cup holders next to change the weight distribution ?? It doesn't have studded snow tires as an option in Canada ??? Good job Chevy !!

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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    These cars are soo freaking fast, they make edmunds import lovers pee in their pants at the sight of a corner approaching as fast as an angle of death...

    they then go write about the interior, because the made a mess in it...

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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    Wow, that interior looks fantastic. The centre stack design may be a little simple, but overall it's actually very well executed, and I have no idea why people go on and on about the interior in the Corvette.
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    Re: 2012- Corvette Getting New Seats

    This is basically a repost w/pics.

    Ambalanche posted this one around 4:03PM Thursday afternoon.

    The Mods can combine the 2 if they wish...or whatever.

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    Re: Official: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette gets upgraded interior, new tires and options [

    what the hell do you mean "massaged interior" and "new steering wheel" the only thing different is the wheel doesn't have a chevy logo...

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    Re: Official: 2012 Chevrolet Corvette gets upgraded interior, new tires and options [

    It is amazing how different the interior looks when it does not have garbage seats. These new seats look fantastic, and really do make the interior look a lot better. It is a shame that all these interior tweeks took this long to appear. BUT, I'm glad they are here.
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    I like the new interior materials....

    Alcantra is very cool. Better than full leather in my opinion..
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    Steering wheel still looks like it came out of a Cobalt.

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