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

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

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

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah it’d be nice for us older Vette owners to have the ability to fit some of the new c-5, c-6 wheels to our cars too.
    Seems as if the world has forgotten about us C-3 owners. We are the ones who have kept our cars for one reason or the other, one being I like the big fenders and style of the batcar look .
    I see more styling in the 2012 than any of the other models Looks like GM has finally decided to add some styling as welll as engineering.
    And off subject but any AAA member can rent a Hertz Vette in Las Vegas for around 70$ plus tac and all the bs they add at the airport. It wasa 2009 model and must have had special exhaust cause around own it was a nice purr, but still deep enough but when you put the pedal to the floor board you’ll think a Lion is behind you and don’t bother with paddle shifing , just keep your eyes on the road Go North of vegas past Valley of fire and the road is claear for as far as u can see. I held it down till I thought I’d pressed my luck far enough and when I looked down at the speedo, it was coming down from 170!! What a blast and you never heard it from me. What with the traction control and sport competive mode suspension setting the car practically drives it self tho the driver still has to set the for road conditions and driver skills. The touring mode is nice, though I couldn’t tell much differernce even with the stiff suspension setting off. On the strip & around town, leave the traction conttrol on and you can slice through traffic pretty darn well. So, yes they are great but expensive. Oh sure you get more than your moneys worth but it’s still steep.
    And the wheels someone please make adapters to retrofit to us c3 owners. Everyone knows a wheel changeis the most noticeable and attractive way to make an older Vette look new.

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