Feature Flick: Corvette 427 Convertible Blows out 60 Candles for its Anniversary

How does a 60-year-old model celebrate a birthday? Well, if the model in question is America’s longest running sports car; you take the latest limited edition version: a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible through some winding back roads. The LS7 V-8 screams as it bends the corner blowing out 60 candles in the process.

As General Motors prepares the seventh-generation Corvette for its 2014 debut, the automaker leaves C6 fans with the fastest and most powerful drop-top version of the Corvette ever produced: the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible. The limited edition drop-top is powered by the Corvette Z06’s 505-horsepower 7.0-liter LS7 V-8. The 427-cubic-inch V-8 produces 470 lb-ft of torque and is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.

It also nabs the Corvette Z06’s Magnetic Selective Ride Control, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with Michelin PS2 tires. Black Cup or chrome ZR1-style wheels are optional. A carbon fiber raised hood, Z06-like fenders, and floor panels are also included.

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible comes with the 60th Anniversary Package – which is available on all 2013 Corvette models. The anniversary package features Arctic White paint. The interior is wrapped in Blue Diamond leather with suede accents. Convertible models get a blue soft-top. Gray brake calipers and extra badging round out the package.

The public first saw the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible at the Chicago Auto Show in February, but the first one had already been auctioned off at Barrett Jackson a month earlier. The limited edition Corvette sold for $600,000. After watching the video, let us know which generation and trim of the Corvette was your favorite from the past 60 years in the comments section below!

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Disco
For all the things I've said about the brand this car is exactly what they get right. World beating tech blending refinement and grace for a fair entry price. Pity the future for this car looks much more like the Fiero that the current Camaro should have been in an age where Hyundai and Kia are building track rats for the street.
Tom Eddy
The C6 is the best sports car period. Quality is exceptional and the value is second to none. I have had mine for four years and not one issue.
JeanClaudeVonSpam
Honestly, what's the point of a 500hp convertible? You can't use that power with the top down, and any convertible handles like crap. As for the candle gimmick, you can do that with a Geo Metro. The beauty of the Corvette is the Z06. When the gray boomer is done puttering around with it in the retirement community, they are half price used. Still major quality issues that plague this brand.

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