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Here's an absolutely gorgeous 2012 Grand Sport in the very limited (118 in this color in one year only) Carlisle Blue with the Titanium interior, which is WAY cooler to sit on in the summer with the top down than a black interior.
As GM continues to push the horsepower number up on EPA vehicles, the powerbands get narrower and narrower - as is witnessed by transmissions going from 4-speeds to 5-speeds to 6-speeds and now 7-speeds. The goal with this car was to create a big, wide powerband without adding a lot of noise, While still being conservative with overall power for longevity - and it was accomplished beautifully.

But let's start at the beginning:
This Corvette has:

Active Handling
Traction Control
Oil Life Monitoring
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Keyless Access and Push Button Start
Sirius
USB Media Connection, including iPod Connection
Navigation
6-Way Power Seats
Rear Window Defroster
Power/Heated Rear View Mirrors
Theft Deterrent

Then we add the 3LT Package:

Memory Package
Sport Seats with Power Lumbar
Convenience Net in Trunk
Power/Pushbutton Convertible Top
Heated Seats
Bose Premium 9 Speaker Audio
Telescope/Tilt Wheel
HomeLink

Now, if you want a “me too” Corvette like everybody else, just stop here. But if you want a Corvette that looks, sounds, and feels completely different, that has people approaching you in parking lots and admiring your car (happens all the time), read on. These “after the purchase” add ons were designed to make the biggest powerband without making a lot more noise. If you look at the dyno chart, you can see that this motor now makes the torque at 2500 rpm that a stock motor makes at 4,000 – that feels VERY different! Here they are:

Volant Cold Air Intake
Janetty Racing Ported Throttle Body
Texas Speed Wide Powerband LS3-specific cam: 222/218, .602/.598, 114 LSA, 109 ICL with Comp 918 valve springs and chromoly pushrods.
LG Long Tube Ceramic Coated headers
Corvette 3” Bi-modal Z06 mufflers - Sound Adjustable!
Tuned with HP Tuners, and you will receive the tune file with the car. That is REALLY important.

Then add:
Full size rear spoiler
Z06 wheels
Color-matched Fog/Running lights
Michelin Pilot Sport Tires
Your Choice: Stock Shifter or Hurst Shifter
Blend Mount Radar Detector Mount for Passport/Beltronics
New wheel centercaps 2017

And, You will receive with the car:
Genuine GM Stripe kit
Indoor Cover
Original Window Sticker from GM
All Original Owner’s Manuals and DVD in the leather case
Two Keys

I’ve just taken the car to Ray at the Corvette Center in Newington for a complete pre-sale checkover, and I also have a current CarFax (Auto Check, actually). I also have a lot more photos and a dyno sheet comparing original and modified HP and Torque, and the original window sticker, all of which I can send on request. I have the title on file, you will receive it with the car. This car is in the Cheshire, CT area. I'd like to get $43,500 for it.
I prefer calls to texts, and although reasonable offers are always considered, please don’t text me an offer or ask for the lowest price without even calling or looking at the car. Thanks.
860-877-1014, Jon
 

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