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    2012 Corvette Specifications - Base Model and Grand Sport

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    Source:  GM Media

    Model Lineup | Overview | Engines | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

    Overview

    Models:

    Chevrolet Corvette coupe, convertible and Grand Sport coupe, convertible

    Body styles / driveline:

    two-door hatchback coupe with removable roof or convertible; rear-wheel drive

    Construction:

    composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components

    Manufacturing location:

    Bowling Green, Ky.

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    Engines

     

    6.2L V-8 LS3

    Displacement (cu in / cc):

    376 / 6162

    Bore & stroke
    (in / mm):

    4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

    Block material:

    cast aluminum

    Cylinder head material:

    cast aluminum

    Valvetrain:

    overhead valve, two valves per cylinder

    Fuel delivery:

    SFI (sequential fuel injection)

    Lubrication system

    dry sump system on the Grand Sport Manual Coupe

    Compression ratio:

    10.7:1

    Horsepower
    (hp / kW @ rpm):

    430 / 321 @ 5900* w/ std. exhaust
    436 / 325 @ 5900* w/ opt. exhaust

    Torque
    (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

    424 / 575 @ 4600* w/ std. exhaust
    428 / 580 @ 4600* w/ opt. exhaust

    Recommended fuel:

    premium recommended, not required

    EPA estimated fuel economy
    (city / hwy):

    15 / 25 (automatic)
    16 / 26 (manual)

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    Transmission

    Transmissions

    six-speed
    manual

    six-speed paddle-shift automatic

    Application:

    std.

    opt.

    Gear ratios (:1):

     

     

    First:

    2.66

    4.03

    Second:

    1.78

    2.36

    Third:

    1.30

    1.53

    Fourth:

    1.00

    1.15

    Fifth:

    0.74

    0.85

    Sixth:

    0.50

    0.67

    Reverse:

    2.90

    3.06

    Final drive ratio:

    3.42

    2.56

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    Chassis/Suspension

     

    Corvette

    Corvette Grand Sport

    Front:

    short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

    short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

    Rear:

    short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

    short/long arm ( SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber

    Traction control:

    electronic traction control;
    Active Handling

    electronic traction control; Active Handling

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    Brakes

     

    Corvette

    Corvette Grand Sport

    Type:

    front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS

    front and rear power-assisted disc with ABS with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, cross-drilled rotors

    Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

    front: 12.8 x 1.26 / 325 x 32 (std.); 13.4 x 1.26 / 340 x 32 (w/ Magnetic Ride Control)
    rear: 12 x 1 / 305 x 26; (std.); 13 x 1 / 330 x 26 (w/ Magnetic Ride Control)

    front: 14 x 1.3 / 355 x 32
    rear: 13.4 x 1 / 340 x 26

    Brake swept area (sq in / mm):

    front: 274 / 1768
    rear: 200 / 1290

    front: 309 / 1994
    rear: 269 / 1735

    Wheels & Tires

     

     

    Wheel size:

    front: 18-inch x 8.5-inch
    rear: 19-inch x 10-inch

    front: 18-inch x 9.5-inch
    rear: 19-inch x 12-inch

    Tires:

    front: P245/40ZR18
    rear: P285/35ZR19

    front: P275/35ZR18
    rear: P325/30ZR19

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    Wheels/Tires

    Wheel size:

    front: 18-inch x 8.5-inch
    rear: 19-inch x 10-inch

    front: 18-inch x 9.5-inch
    rear: 19-inch x 12-inch

    Tires:

    front: P245/40ZR18
    rear: P285/35ZR19

    front: P275/35ZR18
    rear: P325/30ZR19

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    Dimensions

    Exterior

     

    Corvette

    Corvette Grand Sport

    Wheelbase (in / mm):

    105.7 / 2685

    105.7 / 2685

    Overall length (in / mm):

    174.6 / 4435

    175.6 / 4460

    Overall width (in / mm):

    72.6 / 1844

    75.9 / 1928

    Overall height (in / mm):

    49 / 1244

    48.7 / 1236

    Curb weight (lb / kg):

    3208 / 1455 (coupe)
    3221 / 1461 (convertible)

    3311 / 1502 (coupe)
    3289 / 1492 (convertible)

    Weight distribution
    (% front / rear):

    51 / 49

    51 / 49

    Interior

    Seating capacity

    2

    Interior volume (cu ft / L):

    52 / 1475 (all models)

    Headroom (in / mm):

    38 / 962 (all models)

    Legroom (in / mm):

    43 / 1092 (all models)

    Shoulder room (in / mm):

    55 / 1397 (all models)

    Hip room (in / mm):

    54 / 1371 (all models)

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    Capacities

    Cargo volume
    (cu ft / L):

    Coupe and Z06: 22 / 634
    Convertible: 11 / 295 (top up); 7.5 / 212 (top down)

    Fuel tank (gal / L):

    18 / 68.1

    Engine oil (qt / L):

    5.5 / 5.2

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    Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.




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