Chevrolet unveils Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
Chevrolet Corvettes’ C6 generation is about to end, freeing the path for the next range of Chevy supercars. They’ve announced the 60th Anniversary Package and the Collector’s Edition 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible, both of them being presented on January the 21st at Barrett Jackson auction, with their production starting later this summer.
Chevrolet have used the 7.0-liter LS7 engine of the Z06 Corvette that manages to produce 505 HP and a whopping 637 Nm of torque to produce the “fastest and most capable convertible in Corvette’s history”, as they describe it. All this power is transmitted to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
The visual aspects that set it apart are the Z06-style carbon fiber fenders, carbon fiber raised hood, carbon fiber floor panels and lightweight machine-face cup wheels wrapped in Michelin PS2 tires. As optionals and courtesy of CFZ, you may also get the CFZ rocker panels and CFZ carbon fiber front splitter.
All these translate into a great weight reduction to 1,522kg or 3,355 pounds. The lateral acceleration that this car can make you suffer gets up to 1.04g, the maximum speed is 190 mph, while the car’s acceleration from 0-60 mph takes as low as 3.8 seconds – easily making it one of the fastest convertibles ever produced.
There’s also an Arctic White exterior to be had, followed by blue convertible top, special badging, optional racing stripes with convertible top and a fine blue leather interior. Thus, this anniversary package will be available on all 2013 Corvettes, no exception.