The 2013 model year marks 60 years on the market for a consistent favorite among classic car enthusiasts. As Chevrolet celebrates the Corvette’s success over the years, it has big plans to mark the occasion. Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced a special edition 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible. The result is impressive, and it is set to be “the most powerful Corvette Convertible ever produced,” according to AutoBlog.
The press release sent out of Detroit earlier in the year highlighted the fact that under the hood of the special edition car lies a 427 cubic inch LS7 V8 engine. The 505 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque make this model something classic Corvette lovers will be yearning to drive. Anyone wishing to take the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible for a spin had better know how to drive a stick shift; the only transmission available is the six-speed manual. With a top speed of over 190 miles per hour, a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of about 11.8 seconds, this model is sure to impress. The press release also mentioned that “the first 427-powered Corvette rolled off the assembly line for the 1966 model year. Two performance levels of the 427 were initially offered – an “L30” version rated at 390 horsepower and the “L72,” which cranked out 425 horsepower. Both were rated at 460 lb-ft. of torque.”
General Motors is proud to point out that “early 427-powered Corvettes, particularly convertibles, offered from 1966 to 1969 are some of the most coveted and collectable Corvettes ever produced.” Of course, the Corvette has come a long way since its original debut. Over the years, it has added well over 100 horsepower and a significant amount of torque to keep the Corvette lovers coming.
Are you planning to purchase the special edition model? What are you most excited about?