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$45,136
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$49,600
On Styling
While the exterior of the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette cuts as iconic an image as ever, the interior's style feels a bit dated.
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The Grand Sport replaces the Z51 in the model lineup as the highest-performing "base" car, but it also allows folks to enjoy the killer wide-body stance and presence of a Z06 in a less extreme package that permits open-air motoring in either the removable-roof hatchback or convertible bodystyles.
Motor Trend

Whether cruising to the country club or to Key West to park in front of Sloppy Joe's, the Z06 will get you noticed. Corvettes -- all Corvettes -- are distinctive, iconic and easily recognizable.
Cars.com

Low-slung and wide, the Corvette sports swoopy exterior styling and bulging front fenders.
Cars.com

Unlike the original 1963 race spec Grand Sport or the 1996 limited run GS, this one has matching stripes on driver and passenger side — a little spit in the eye of tradition, but unless you're a stickler, it's pretty neat, especially when you notice the Corvette crossed-flags emblem in the corner of the leading stripe.
Jalopnik

Those who can look past the interior won't have any real complaints with the car though. Cars that are faster, handle better, or offer more refinement cost so much more than a Corvette that you really start to wonder how much interior refinement is worth
Autoblog

With three different body types and a total of five variants, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette offers a strong sports car proposition to a wide range of buyers.

Whether you choose the convertible or the base model (which is really a targa-type convertible coupe), the same basic styling is found inside and outside. Strong, flared fenders, a low-slung, sporty stance, and long hood dominate the iconic Corvette profile.

Inside, simple surfaces and muted colors contrast with the much bolder exterior, with function ahead of form in almost every area. Opting for the leather interior is a must-have upgrade, massively improving the look and feel of the cabin.

The Z06 model offers wider fender flares, a front spoiler, optional vinyl graphics, and larger wheels. The Grand Sport borrows many of these styling traits, but with the standard Corvette's engine and transmission.

At the top of the range sits the ZR1, which is also the most aggressively styled, with a see-through panel on the hood, larger air intakes, and even wider flared fenders.

Conclusion

While the exterior of the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette cuts as iconic an image as ever, the interior's style feels a bit dated.

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