Show and Go 2012 GS
Tinny is a Corvette enthusiast that hails from the great state of
Alabama. Tims first encounter with a Corvette like most of the
"Boomers" born in the 50's came via the TV show "Route 66". We all
remember those two guy's on the show chasing skirts and tooling around
in a very cool 62 roadster. The ultimate male American dream.
first realization of his "Vette Dream" had to wait until 1987
when he bought a 1973 C3 Elkhart Green Stingray. Tim only claimed
ownership of his dream for two years as he had to liquidate the Vette
due to financial reasons,"reality sucks". He swore then I he would own
another one someday. That day came in 2010 when Tim bought a 2006 Black
2014 he purchased yet another toy, a 2012 3LT Grand Sport equipped with
a 6 speed manual and Dual Mode Exhaust system. The GS was nicely
appointed with a Supersonic Blue Metallic Exterior and an Ebony
Interior color scheme. The car also had the factory Heritage Package
that included fender stripes and Sport Seats with Embroidered
microfiber headrest inserts.
has worked on cars since he was fourteen years old and still loves to
spend time working on his toys. Tim is also a member of Team Corvette
Alabama and writes tech articles in the clubs monthly newsletter called
“Tim’s Tech Tips”.
modifications to his GS include various engine and body mods. His GS
has the "go" as well as the "show". Tim installed a new Fast LSXR 102MM
intake, a 160deg thermostat, Fast fuel rails, Vararam Snake Charmer
CAI, and a Nick Williams Billet 102mm throttle body.
exhaust side a set of LG Motorsports Pro Series long tube headers, off
road X pipe and cat delete pipes expel the spent fumes. . The mods were
pulled together by a professional Dyno tune. The LS3 puts out 515HP at
the wheels, enough for some very spirited street cruising. Those are
pretty good numbers for a naturally asperated small block.
the "show" side Tim installed a ZR1 style carbon fiber front chin
spoiler, carbon fiber side skirts with mud flaps and a carbon fiber
rear spoiler. The headlights and mirrors were removed and the bezels
were painted black for a very nice effect.
Tims GS with a blacked out theme
deadening material was placed in the doors to improve the stereo
sound. Blue LED puddle lights were installed on the bottom of
each door along with lights in the door latch finger. The lights are
vert trick as they are activated with the unlock feature on the
remote. All the interior lights have been upgraded with LED 's.
The rear tal lights have been replaced with LED Halo units with smoked
About The Car
2012 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
Supersonic Blue Metallic Exterior / Ebony Interior
3LT Equipment Package
Bose Premium 9 Speaker Stereo
Heritage Package with fender stripes, Sport Seats with Embroidery Headrest microfiber inserts
Dual Mode Exhaust
515HP LS3 engine (HP after mods and tune)
6 speed manual transmission
The Vette Nuts
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