Chevrolet is 100 years old this year, and its legendary model, the Corvette, will get a Centennial Edition to celebrate the milestone. This edition, which features a black colour scheme and unique design elements, will be available on all Corvette models including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 versions.
The CE comes exclusively in Carbon Flash Metallic with satin-black graphics and unique Centennial Satin Black wheels and red brake calipers. The wheels are of lightweight cast-spun aluminium and include a thin red outline on the Z06. A logo featuring the image of founder Louis Chevrolet appears on the B-pillars, wheel centre caps and steering wheel. The seat headrests also carry an embossed centennial logo.
There’s one other small detail. The regular crossed flags badge contains a small adaptation, with “100″ in place of the traditional fleur-de-lis symbol in the Centennial Edition.
The Z06 is powered by a 7.0 litre LS7 V8 with 505 hp and 637 Nm of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox, so this is a “real man’s car” we’re looking at. Magnetic Selective Ride Control, claimed to be the world’s fastest-reacting suspension, is included on the Corvette CE.
Chevrolet auctioned a Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach, Florida, over the weekend, with proceeds benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. It’s the 100th 2012 Corvette off the assembly line, with a vehicle identification number ending in “00100.”
More pics after the jump.
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