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Chevrolet Corvette gets more expensive for 2012

Mon, 13 Jun 2011

General Motors has released prices for the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette--and the cost is going up.

According to information given to dealers, the sticker price for base cars is going up by between $480 and $1,150, depending on the model.

There is one exception--the sticker price of the top-of-the-line ZR1 is decreasing by $75, to $112,500, including the $975 shipping charge.

Prices for equipment groups and options are also increasing. The 2LT group regular and Grand Sport coupes will go from $1,195 in 2011 to $2,095 for the 2012 model.

Likewise, the 3LT package will go from $4,205 to $5,995, and the 4LT package will jump from $7,705 to $9,495.

The regular and Grand Sport convertibles are the only models to see a decrease in equipment pricing, but just in the 2LT package, going from $3,190 to $2,095.

Interested in the Centennial Special Edition? That will set you back an additional $4,950, but it can be had on any Corvette model. The package includes black metallic paint with black wheels, red trim and Louis Chevrolet graphics.

Prices for the 2012 Corvette were posted at

By Michelle Koueiter