Feature Flick: Take Flight With A 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible

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In cars, a swansong is the last major push in a model's life; in ornithology, a swan is a bird that's generally white. Today's Feature Flick, courtesy of Motor Trend, involves the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible -- which abides by both characteristics. Yes, the 427 Convertible is white, and it's the last major Corvette model introduction we'll see before a new C7 bows sometime next year. The 427 is a Corvette convertible that takes most of its major running gear from the Z06 coupe, including its 7.0-liter V-8 pumping out 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The same can be said for its super-sticky Michelin tires, magnetorheological dampers, and select carbon fiber body panels. How did the heated-up convertible fare? Fairly well. MT Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago found--as we did months ago in our review--that little is lost in the convertible conversion and that the 427 keeps the Corvette's classic brute force magic, even if the interior is (as before) a bit lacking. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments below. Source: Motor Trend Click here for video

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