Chevrolet is adding to its 100th anniversary celebration by introducing a 2012 Centennial Edition Corvette with a basic black color scheme and unique design elements.
The Centennial Edition package will be available on all Corvette models, including the Grand Sport, Z06, and ZR1, starting this summer.
Chevy auctioned a Z06 Centennial Edition at the Barrett-Jackson auction in West Palm Beach, Fla. last week to the tune of $175,000. It's the 100th 2012 Corvette off the assembly line and has a serial number ending in 00100. The winner, NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports, was offered to help build the engine with factory Corvette technicians, but something tells us he could do that on his own.
The special editions will have badges representing Chevrolet's racing history, including an image of Louis Chevrolet on the B-pillars, wheel center caps, and steering wheel. The headrests also have embossed centennial logos. Corvette fans will note the traditional crossed flags will have a "100" in place of the traditional fleur-de-lis.
The black color scheme carries over to the interior with ebony leather wraps on the instrument panel and doors, set off by red stitching, an effect that's also on the steering wheel, seats, console, and shifter.
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