Pick your poison, and power level – the base 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1.
Breaking news to all fans of the Corvette—Three choice updates released on January 12, 2012:
- A Convertible Z06 will finally be made, appropriately dubbed the Corvette 427 Convertible.
- A 60th Anniversary package to pay tribute to the Corvette’s 60th year of production.
- This is the final year for the current C6 generation.
The handbuilt LS7 V-8, a race-engineered 427-cu.-in. “small” block that has been ripping and snorting its way to 505 bhp since 2006.
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The Z06 is the Lite beer of Corvettes. All the grip of a ZR1, but with slightly less power. Still enough to dominate on the track, but not quite enough to rival the technology of the Porsche Turbo S on the street.
Shaun Bailey, Road & Track editor