Performance of the Z52 is improved by the available manual transmission and further increased via a dry sump oil system, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and complimented by the Eagle F1 Super Car Gen 2 Tires produced by Goodyear. Magnetic Selective Ride Control is a patented feature that provides the optimal suspension dynamics on twisty roads to race tracks while still providing a smooth ride over city bumps and driveways. Each piston features an electromagnetic plate; once an electric current is passed through the plate; it controls the flow rate of fluid, thereby increasing or decreasing stiffness in the shock damping. Once the electromagnetic field is reduced, the fluid can than again move more quickly. The dynamic suspension system makes it perfect for any reasonable road condition.
The manual six speed gear box is the perfect choice for drivers interested in performance. The exterior of the car is distinguished with dynamic lines and well rounded fenders flares. With the 2012 model, potential customer are offered two unique colors that will only be featured on the 2012 centennial edition. These are Charlisle Blue paint or Carbon Flash Metallic. With the Dual Roof Package, you can enjoy both the beautiful outdoors with a convertible, while still having a solid roof for poor weather. Perfect launches are a cinch with Corvettes integrated launch control module. Influencing engine and clutch actuation, the car is able to perform perfect launches at the request of the driver. The standard Z16 package on the corvette grand sport includes customized shock absorbers, specific tires, cross-drilled 4 and 6 piston calipers, stiffer springs, and extra cooling additions. Safety features include push button starting, tire pressure monitoring system, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and a strong structural design.
Modern technology is the core functionality model for this vehicle. The carefully designed structure with features like Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Navigation, Head-Up Display, Bose premium auto system, USB ports, 2LT keeps you connected to the driving experience. Optional for 2012 model is the onboard navigation system with voice recognition, the system uses a 6.5" screen. The interior perfectly compliments the two seater heritage, ensuring at least one other friend or loved one can experience the ride. Large Side bolsters not only enhance comfort, but also keep tight grip of your body during high G turns. A suede microfiber seat complements the new design with model specific badges, and also aids in additional driver grip. A leather wrapped steering wheel also enhance hand placement as well as comfort and grip. Even the minor details were taken into consideration while designing the latest model. To provide a more comfortable interior, a padded center console and arm rest is added, leather wrapped interior package is also available in a number of color variants.