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Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible - 60th Anniversary Package

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In 1953 Chevrolet rolled out its first sports car. Built by hand and named after small fighting ship, the Corvette was an instant classic. The automaker is set to celebrate the car's 60th birthday with a special edition 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible. The engine, a 427-cubic inch LS7 V8 good for 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, is taken from the Corvette Z06 and makes the 427 the fastest Corvette Convertible ever made. It also borrows the driveline, rear axle and latest-generation Magnetic Selective Ride Control from the Z06. Similarly, six-speed manual is the only transmission option. Carbon fiber components at the raised hood, fender and floor panels help to lower the curb weight to 3,355 pounds and enable the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of over 190 mph. Finally, in honor of the 60-year milestone, Chevrolet is offering a special 60th Anniversary Package for all 2013 Corvettes. The package includes Arctic White paint, Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior, ZR1-style rear spoiler, gray-painted brake calipers and special badging. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible will make its public debut at the Barrett Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 21st. via: Autoblog