1912 was the first full year the Chevrolet was in business, so to celebrate its centennial, Chevrolet offered a Centennial edition Corvette package. It was available with all models, and offered special Carbon Flash paint, black wheels with red accents and calipers, red accented interior, and Magnetic Ride Control as the standard package features.
One of the biggest complaints about the C6 was the lack of support in the seats, so for the 2012 model year, Chevy reinforced the seat bolsters in an effort to improve lateral support, which were lauded by Car and Driver as having more grip on the occupants (Car and Driver, April 2011).
Optional caliper colors became available in 2012. Silver, gray, yellow, and red were all available as $595 options, and were optioned on 8,769 Corvettes. The Grand Sport Coupe was the most popular seller in 2012, and accounted for 43% of 2012 Corvette production. The base coupe and Grand Sport Convertible sold 24% and 19%, respectively.
The Z06 and ZR1 cars soldiered on as low-production cars. Both sold less than 500 cars, but continued to outpace many competitors with much higher pricetags. The 2012 Corvette sold 11,647 cars, and, as the end of the generation neared, continued to be America’s favorite sports car.