2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible press release

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January 12, 2012. Chevrolet the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Collector Edition – the most capable convertible in history – as well as a Anniversary Package that be available on all 2013 Corvette

The 2013 model year be historic for Corvette, marking its Anniversary and the final year for the ‘C6′ generation, said Perry, vice president, Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. We think of a more fitting way to these milestones than back one of the most-coveted combinations in the history – the Corvette and a 427 cubic-inch engine.

Chevrolet 427 Convertible Collector Edition

The Corvette 427 Convertible blends of the Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest and convertible in Corvette’s history.

Its is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505 (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque Nm), it is the most powerful ever installed in a production convertible – and, the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only with a six-speed manual

The LS7 was co-developed with the Corvette Le GT1 engine and features lightweight connecting rods and intake as well as racing-inspired high-flow heads and a dry-sump oiling It is assembled by hand at GM’s Build Center, where who purchase the 427 Convertible Collector can purchase the Corvette Build option and assemble the engine will power their new

Supporting performance elements in the Corvette 427 Convertible include the and rear axle system the Corvette Z06, a rear-mounted and standard Magnetic Selective Control. The standard 19-inch and 20-inch rear wheels are in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires. machine-face Cup wheels – on the 2012 Corvette Z06 with Z07 and ZR1 with PDE performance packages come standard and include gray-painted pockets.

Black Cup or chrome ZR1-style wheels are available.

The 427 Convertible also several carbon-fiber components help reduce weight,

•Carbon fiber raised (introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon

•Carbon fiber Z06-style

•Carbon fiber floor

•The CFZ carbon fiber splitter and rocker panels are on the 427 Convertible, and included with the Anniversary package

The weight brings the 427 Convertible’s curb to 3,355 pounds (1,522 Combined with its 505-horsepower LS7 it gives the 427 Convertible a power-to-weight of 6.64 – or one horsepower for 6.64 pounds of vehicle That’s better than:

911 Turbo S Cabriolet –

•Audi R8 5.2 FSI Spyder –

•Aston Martin DBS Volante – 7.82

•Ferrari Convertible – 8.31

The of low mass and high output make the 427 Convertible one of the fastest in the world, delivering estimated performance of 3.8 seconds, quarter-mile of 11.8 seconds, lateral of 1.04 g and a top speed of more 190 mph.

The 427 Convertible is available in 3LT and 4LT trim levels and will a unique vehicle identification sequence, similar to the Corvette

Corvette 60th Anniversary

All 2013 Corvette models, the 427 Convertible, will be available a 60th Anniversary Package, an Arctic White exterior a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped with suede accents. models will have a top.

Additional content a ZR1-style rear spoiler, badging, gray-painted brake and the 60th logo on the wheel caps, steering wheel and headrests. An optional graphics adds full-length racing in Pearl Silver Blue, a tonal stripe stitched the convertible top, extending the theme over the roof.

For all Corvettes will feature Anniversary badges on the fascias and the panel on convertible models, as as 60th logos in the instrument gauge cluster and on the sill

Charity Auction at Barrett-Jackson

The first Chevrolet Corvette 427 offered to the public will go to the bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction, on Saturday, Jan. 21, Proceeds from the sale benefit the Drive to End Hunger relief program.

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Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports are up for the auction, including Hendrick driver and four-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jeff Gordon. owner Rick Hendrick launch the Drive to End Hunger with AARP and the AARP

The Drive to End Hunger is part of a sponsorship for Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet. It on racing fans, corporations and organizations to raise money, awareness, and engage Americans who the threat of hunger.

A legacy of Corvettes

Early 427-powered particularly convertibles, offered 1966 to 1969 are some of the and collectable Corvettes ever

The first 427-powered Corvette off the assembly line for the 1966 year. Two performance levels of the 427 initially offered – an L30 rated at 390 horsepower and the L72, cranked out 425 horsepower. Both rated at 460 lb-ft. of torque.

The range of 427 engines grew in with the addition of the L71 and L88 options. The L71 a unique triple-carburetor induction that helped boost to 435 horsepower. Known to collectors as cars, these ’67 – especially the convertibles are especially sought-after collector

The L88 delivered 430-horsepower (with a four-barrel carburetor) thanks to aluminum heads. Intended for who would immediately transform new Corvette into a race the L88 was installed in just 216 production between 1967 and 1969.

In a special L89 427 engine combined the induction system with the aluminum heads, offering horsepower with an approximately weight advantage over the iron heads. Also in Chevrolet built two ZL1 427 Corvette The ZL1 engine was essentially an all-aluminum of the L88, with the aluminum block and heads offering a weight advantage for racing.

of the engines were sold as engines to racers.

By 1970, the big-block engine to 454 cubic inches, just as the in high-compression, high-performance engines was to wane. The four-year run of 427 Corvettes was established as the golden era of performance

Collector Edition and Anniversary models

Rare and low-production of the Corvette have been since its 1953 introduction, but didn’t begin building models until 1978, the 25th Anniversary model also known as the Silver Corvette – was offered. The was in its third generation then and at the of that epoch in 1982, a Edition was offered, as well.

special models launched has become a tradition for the Chevrolet , which has offered milestone and generational collector-edition models since. The 2013 Corvette 427 represents the first time a Edition and Anniversary Edition are offered in the same year and available on the same car.

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