2012 Chevrolet Corvette & Corvette Grand Sport

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | 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.


Engines

 

6.2L V-8
(LS3)

Displacement (cc / cu in):

6162 / 376

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

103.25 x 92 / 4.06 x 3.62

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

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
20 / 35 / 25
man:
22 / 37 / 27

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

auto:
14.3 / 8.1 / 11.5
man:
12.9 / 7.7 / 10.6


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


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


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 callipers, cross-drilled rotors

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in):

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

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

Brake swept area (sq mm / in):

front:
1768 / 274
rear:
1290 / 200

front:
1994 / 309
rear:
1735 / 269


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


Dimensions

Exterior

 

Corvette

Corvette Grand Sport

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2685 / 105.7

2685 / 105.7

Overall length (mm / in):

4435 / 174.6

4460 / 175.6

Overall width (mm / in):

1844 / 72.6

1928 / 75.9

Overall height (mm / in):

1244 / 49

1236 / 48.7

Curb weight (kg / lb):

Coupe:
1455 / 3208
Convertible :
1461 / 3221

Coupe:
1502 / 3311
Convertible :
1492 / 3289

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

51 / 49

51 / 49

 

Interior

Headroom (mm / in):

962 / 38 (all models)

Legroom (mm / in):

1092 / 43 (all models)

Shoulder room (mm / in):

1397 / 55 (all models)

Hip room (mm / in):

1371 / 54 (all models)


Capacities

Seating capacity

2

Cargo volume
(L / cu ft):

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

Interior volume (L / cu ft):

1475 / 52 (all models)

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

68.1 / 15.0

* SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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