2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Z16 Grand Sport 3LT Coupe Specs

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Z16 Grand Sport 3LT Coupe RWD powered by 6.2L V8 Gas Engine with 6-Speed Manual transmission.

Select configuration:
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.2L V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Seating capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
22.4 ft³
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    6.2L V8 Gas
  • Horsepower
    430 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Torque
    424 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Manual
    6-Speed Automatic (+$1,250)
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-Wheel Drive


  • Steering Type
    Pwr Rack & Pinion


  • Wheels Type
    Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    18" x 9.5"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    19" x 12.0"


  • Front Suspension
    Short/Long Arm
  • Rear Suspension
    Short/Long Arm


  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    19 MPG
  • City
    16 MPG
  • Highway
    26 MPG

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    18 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    288 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    468 miles


  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    9.6 Tons/yr
  • EPA rating

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    175.6 in
  • Height
    48.7 in
  • Max Width
    75.9 in
  • Front Width
    63.5 in
  • Rear Width
    62.5 in
  • Wheelbase
    105.7 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    2 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    43.1 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    37.7 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    55.2 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    53.7 in

Weight and Towing

  • Curb Weight
    3,311 lbs

Cargo Space

  • Trunk Volume
    22.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Cashmere, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Cashmere, Two-tone Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Ebony, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Red, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Red, Two-tone Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Seat trim, leather, processing code
  • Titanium Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Titanium Gray, Two-tone Leather Seating Surfaces

Optional Interior Materials

  • Color Combination Override

Features and Options


  • HD Radio
    Not Available
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
    Not Available
  • WiFi Hotspot
    Not Available
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
    Not Available
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player
    Not Available

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Not Available
  • Cloth Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available


  • Head-Up Display
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • A/C
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Remote Engine Start
    Not Available
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Seat Memory
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Telematics

Additional Packages

3LT Preferred Equipment Group


includes Standard Equipment

Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition


includes exterior color (58U) Carbon Flash Metallic, Chevrolet Centennial Black wheels and (F55) Magnetic Selective Ride Control. (Requires (J6F) Red calipers, (193) Ebony interior and (RUM) Chevrolet Centennial Black Grand Sport wheels or (PYE) Grand Sport chrome aluminum wheels. Includes (BA5) Black Grand Sport fender badges.) Chevrolet® Centennial Special Edition Honoring the 100th birthday of the brand with America's proudest racing heritage, the Chevrolet® Centennial Special Edition is available only for model year 2012 and includes: Carbon Flash Metallic exterior Chevrolet Centennial Satin Black wheels with Red calipers (Red calipers standard on Z06®) Magnetic Selective Ride Control, an ultra-high-tech suspension that uses magneto-rheological dampers to adjust the ride almost instantly Red accent stitching on seats and steering wheel Special interior and exterior badging and Satin Black exterior graphics This edition requires available Ebony interior. On Convertibles, it requires available black convertible top. On 4LT models and 3LZ Z06®, it includes red stitching on the leather-wrapped interior. On Grand Sport models, it includes black Grand Sport fender badges.

Corvette Engine Build Experience


(Available for Sold Orders only. Additional travel costs apply. Visit GM Launch or contact Corvette@Maritz.com for further program information.) Engine Build Experience Roll up your sleeves. Every Z06® and ZR1® production engine is built by hand in the GM® Performance Build Center1. And now, those hands could be yours, because every Corvette® Z06 and ZR1 buyer has the opportunity to take part in the creation of his/her own production model. With the guidance of the world-class craftsmen who assemble these engines every day, Z06 and ZR1 buyers can enjoy the experience of a lifetime. For more information about participation in the Corvette Engine Build Experience for the LS7 and LS9 engines, visit chevy.com/corvette. 1 Assembled in Wixom, MI of U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

Corvette Museum Delivery


acknowledgement form required (Must also add Ship To BAC 184590.) Corvette® Museum Delivery Museum delivery of your new Corvette® is available through your dealer. With this special event, you're first welcomed to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, with signs commemorating the special day. This is followed by a tour of the assembly plant conducted by your own Corvette Museum Delivery VIP tour guide - check for availability. Then comes a personal VIP guided tour of the museum, which culminates with the viewing of a brand-new Corvette on display – your Corvette. Next, a member of the National Corvette Museum Delivery Team runs you through a thorough orientation, followed by the delivery presentation of your new vehicle. Finally, a unique gold decal is placed on the inside of the driver's door jamb to signify the importance of this memorable occasion.

Grand Sport Heritage Package


includes two-tone leather seats (solid color with (193/195) Ebony), Grand Sport logo seat headrest embroidery and fender stripe hash mark design in (17A) Light Silver Metallic, (40A) Pearl White, (75A) Victory Red or (90A) Cyber Gray (Must specify (193) Ebony leather seating surfaces, or (026) Red, (316) Cashmere or (846) Titanium Gray two-tone leather seating surfaces. Must specify fender stripe color. Not available with (0B1) crossed flag embroidery headrest seat trim or (ZLC) Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition.) Grand Sport Heritage Package The Grand Sport Heritage Package includes: • Two-tone leather seating surfaces (solid color with Ebony) • Grand Sport logo headrest embroidery • Grand Sport Heritage hash mark design fender stripes (dealer installed; available in Light Silver Metallic, Pearl White, Victory Red or Cyber Gray) Not available with crossed flag embroidery headrest seat trim or Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition.


Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Not Available
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Not Available
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Not Available
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Not Available
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Not Available
  • ABS
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Brake Assist
    Not Available
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control


  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available


Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through
    6 Years / 100,000 Miles
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