2012 Chevrolet Corvette gets Centennial Edition Package

Chevrolet CorvetteThis current year marks the 100th anniversary of the Chevrolet brand, and the company isn’t shy about celebrating it. Design chief Ed Welburn previously shared with us his top-ten favorite Chevrolet designs of all occasion, and currently Chevrolet is unveiling a special-edition package for the Corvette. The Centennial Edition treatment will be available this summer for all Corvette models with the ultra-performance ZR1.

The Centennial Edition treatment, known as ZLC in GM’s order books, starts by slathering every Corvette in exclusive satin-look Carbon Flash Metallic paint. The cars wear bespoke Centennial Satin Black wheels with red-painted rims, and red-painted brake calipers. The Corvette’s traditional crossed flags badge includes number “100,” and a logo of founder Louis Chevrolet is affixed to the wheel middle caps, steering wheel, and B-pillars.

The black-and-red theme maintains inside, with red stitching for the leather-wrapped dashboard, shifter, steering wheel, center console, and seats. Special centennial logos are embossed into the seat headrests, and Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension is included as standard. Pricing for the Centennial Package will be released later this spring as its on-sale date approaches.

Chevrolet will also celebrate its century of existence by selling the 100th 2012 Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson auction, with proceeds benefitting the Austin Hatcher organization for Pediatric Cancer. The car, with its VIN ending in 100, will be a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition equipped with the Z07 presentation package, CFZ carbon-fiber package, and the new carbon-fiber hood option. The winner of the auction also gets to attend the Corvette Engine Build Experience program, where they will assemble the car’s V-8.