Corvette: Legendary Performance

The Chevrolet Corvette is still one of the most recognizable cars on the road today. Its unique design has evolved throughout the years, but has still remained true to the very first Corvette. The new 2012 Corvette is a worthy successor to the legendary Corvettes of old. It is powerful, advanced, sporty and yet, affordable.

The 2012 Corvette comes in four trims: the coupe, the convertible, the Z06 and the ZR1. The first two trims come with a 430 horsepower 6.2 liter V8 engine and standard manual transmission. Optional performance equipment for these trims include a 6-speed automatic transmission and an increase in horsepower to 436. The Z06 and ZR1 are the top performance Corvettes. The Z06 has a 7.0 liter V8 engine that puts out 505 horsepower and the ZR1 takes it even further with an amazing 638 horsepower. Both come with larger tires, a 6-speed manual transmission and a sport-tuned suspension.

The Corvette is not all raw power under the hood, however. A number of safety features are standard on the Corvette, including run-flat tires, airbags, OnStar, traction control and 4-wheel antilock brakes. Always on the forefront of advancement, the 2012 Corvette features a ton of top technology, including a Bose sound system, navigation system, satellite radio, Bluetooth capability and over 50 other custom accessories available to be installed at dealers. The 2012 Corvette also comes with two flashy new colors. Carlisle Blue is the standard one and then Carbon Flash Metallic will come with the Centennial Edition.

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The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been engineered to perfection.

2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been engineered to perfection. Some of the performance features which make the ZR1 one of the best sports cars in the world are features such as Launch Control and the Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake system are in the ZR1. The new technological advancement of Launch Control provides you with a ZR1 that has power and speed with traction and control. The Launch Control system is designed to give you a consistent acceleration on the dragstrip. When accelerating from a stopped position, the Launch Control system measures the amount of pressure on the throttle with the type of engine the vehicle has, and then automatically sets the engine speed to what the RPM should be to give you optimal acceleration. That way, you have a consistent and stable acceleration every time you go racing These features make the ZR1 one of the best sports cars available.

The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is also equipped with high performance Brembo Carbon Ceramic brake stopping power. The Brembo Carbon Ceramic rotors are 50% lighter than traditional cast-iron rotors, making the car lighter and adding to its performance. This also reduces the overall mass of the brake system. Besides reducing the weight and mass of the brake rotors, these carbon ceramic rotors are capable of operating at 1000 degrees Celsius without warping. To put this in perspective, that’s as hot as molten lava. This brake system is built with six-piston front and four-piston rear engaging, and has ventilated rotors for better stopping power and decreases stopping distance. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, please call (800) 836-0972 or stop by Les Stanford Chevrolet Cadillac to test drive one today!