Few cars evoke thoughts of a pure American muscle sports car quite like the Chevrolet Corvette. It always has been, and if Chevy has anything to say about it, always will be the standard for performance in the industry. The model definitely caters to the more speed-minded consumer, and the 2012 model has a few additions thrown in there for Corvette buyers looking for a little more comfort. Anyone in the greater Kansas City area looking to get their hands on one of these barely tamed beasts can find the best value around right here at McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe.
Chevrolet Corvette Details
The 2012 Corvette is available in a wide variety of body and trim styles to fit the wants of any shopper. The Corvette and Grand Sport styles give buyers the option to go for the hatchback coupe or the convertible (for those who like to feel the wind in their hair) body styles, while the more performance oriented Z06 and ZR1 are only available in coupe. Each of these four packages can also be broken down into sub-trim categories for an even wider array of selections, meaning that most technological, audio and comfort requirements can be accommodated. And now for the details you really want to hear, let's talk about power! The Corvette and Grand Sport offer a 6.2-liter V8 engine that cranks out an impressive 430 horsepower while consuming a surprising 16 miles to the gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. For buyers looking to add a little more "oomph" under the hood, the Corvette offers the Z06, featuring a 7.0-liter V8 that kicks the horsepower up to 505, while maintaining an admiral 15/24 city/highway mpg. And for the real "need-for-speed" types, the ZR1 has a supercharged V8 that churns out an astonishing 638 horsepower at 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Chevrolet Corvette Safety and Special Features
When you put this many horses under the hood, safety is a must. To help drivers maintain control, the Corvette features an "Active Handling" stability system that allows for a smooth and unobtrusive experience. But for those who like to push the limit, the Corvette stability control does feature a "Competition" option that helps drivers perform maneuvers that lean towards the more "aggressive" side of the driving spectrum. The ZR1 also includes the Performance Traction System (for some of the real edge-of-your-seat driving) standard, but Chevrolet gives the option for this upgrade in the Z06 model. For tips on keeping your car performance at its best and keeping you safe, check out our website.
Buying a Chevrolet Corvette
To make a long story short, the 2012 Corvette stays true to itself. This car is about performance, period. The powerful engines combined with fantastic stability control means there are not many cars on the market today that can outpace this machine. McCarthy Chevrolet is proud of every car we have on the lot, but this 2012 Corvette really "revs our engine." So if you're in or around Kansas City and you're looking for one of the best car buying experiences in town, come down and see us at our Olathe dealership. We'll be happy to find the right Corvette for you!