By most accounts, the current C6 Corvette is considered one of the best performance bargains money can buy. But that doesn’t mean the iconic sports car is immune to the common price jumps that comes with each new model year.
The folks over at Corvette Blogger got their hands on a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ordering guide from a local Chevy dealer, which revealed a jump of at least $500-1250 for the base price of the entire Corvette line up. Additionally, the automaker bumped up the destination fee ($975 compared to $950 for 2011). The aforementioned range-topping ZR1 now carries an MSRP of $112,500 compared to $111,250 for a 2011 model, a price jump of $1,250. Not too bad considering that the 2012 ZR1 is now fitted with the new Micheiln Pilot Sport Cup tires that helped contribute to the its improved performance on the Nürburgring. Continuing down the Corvette family totem pole, the Z06’s MSRP increases by $1,175 ($76,500 vs. $75,325 for 2011), while a base model Grand Sport Coupe now carries a sticker price of $56,900 (up $905 vs. a 2011 model).
Popular equipment group packages also cost a bit more. The 2LT package, for example, has gone up $1,405 to $2,820 depending on the model you choose. A Corvette coupe fitted with the 2LT package now costs $52,595 (up $1,405 from 2011) while a 2LT equipped Grand Sport coupe is priced at $58,995, up $1,085 compared to the 2011 price.
Chevy, however, appears to have left the pricing alone on most other notable packages and individual options including painted brake calipers ($595), Museum Delivery ($490) and the Customer Selectable VIN ($5,000). Also unchanged is the sweet Corvette Engine Build Experience, a $5,800 option that gives you access inside the General Motors Performance Build Center where you will build the LS7 or LS9 engine that eventually be stuffed under the hood of your new Z06 or ZR1.
Also revealed on the pricing guide is the Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition package ($4,950), which includes Carbon Flash Metallic paint, black wheels with red rims, red brake calipers and “100” stamped on the headrests. The special edition package celebrates Chevrolet’s centennial year and is available on all Corvette models.
Source: Corvette Blogger