The famous Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and General Motors decided to mark this very important event by releasing the stunning 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible. The anniversary ride features some elements borrowed from the high-performance version of the Corvette, the Z06.
Powered by a 427-cubic-inch LS7 V8 engine, the car boasts 505 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. This is now officially the most powerful Corvette Convertible ever created. Some of its most remarkable features include the Z06-borrowed rear axle, the magnetic ride control, and the lightweight carbon fiber components that include the floor panels, the fenders and the raised hood. Wrapped in Micheline PS2 tires, the front wheels measure 19 inches in diameter, while the rear ones measure 20 inches.
There is only one transmission option for the anniversary Corvette, and that is a six-speed manual gearbox. Extra options include CFZ carbon-fiber rocker panels and front splitter, but you will need some extra cash for them.
The 3,355-pound ride can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and flaunts a maximum speed of over 190 mph. The quarter mile sprint is completed in only 11.8 seconds. The first unit produced by GM will be sold for charity at a Barrett-Jackson auction.