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Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Torque 2 Wheels and Stripe Package

by Keith Cornett on August 27, 2011

Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes

Corvettes at Carlisle provided GM’s Corvette Team the perfect backdrop to show off some new accessories, especially on the show’s new namesake color, the 2012 Corvette Grand Sport in Carlisle Blue. Shown on the Grand Sports were the new Torque 2 wheels and a stripe package which can be ordered at Chevy dealers through the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog.

First shown during the Corvette Team’s 2012 powerpoint presentation at the C5/C6 Bash in April, the Torque 2 wheel is available in Chrome and Sterling Silver Painted versions, and are sized to fit the Grand Sport and Z06 models.

Also shown on the 2012 Grand Sport Coupe was the new full body stripe which will be available in four colors. The Grand Sport Coupe demonstrated a white stripe which I thought showed nicely on the Carlisle Blue exterior. The other available stripe colors are Satin Black, Metallic Black and Calico Blue.

According to Exterior Designer Kirk Bennion, the Calico Blue stripes were specifically matched to the ZR1′s blue-trimmed supercharger cover and brake calipers and answers the call from ZR1 owners who asked for their own specific color.

Here are pictures of the new accessories from Corvettes at Carlisle:

Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes
Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes
Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes

The 2012 Corvette in many ways is a blank slate that allow buyers the ability to uniquely customize their sports car. A couple additional options I liked on the 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe with the full body stripe was the black headlight buckets and the blue stitching throughout the interior.


Related:
Genuine Corvette Accessories to Offer New Torque 2 Wheel
[VIDEO] GM’s Corvette Team Seminar: What’s New for the 2012 Corvette

 

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