2013 Corvette 427 Convertible and 60th Anniversary Package unveiled image

General Motors has recently unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible and the 60th Anniversary Package.

The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible is a collector’s edition which is coming with some interesting new features. GM says that the model is powered by the 7.0 liter LS7 engine, shared by the Corvette Z06 too, which is developing a total output of 505 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 470 lb-ft, being actually the most powerful unit ever installed on a production Corvette Convertible. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the model is coming in three trim levels.

“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, making its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current C6 generation. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand’s history – the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine”, said the vice president of Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet, Chris Perry.

The new American sports car will go against models like the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, the Audi R8 5.2 RSI Spyder, the Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible and the Ferrari California Convertible. The 0 to 60 mph acceleration time in the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible takes 3.8 seconds, the quarter mile is done in 11.8 seconds and the top speed exceeds 190 mph.

The Corvette 60th Anniversary Package includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, gray-painted brake calipers, the 60th logo fitted onto the wheel center caps, the steering wheel and seat headrests, the Pearl Silver Blue full-length racing stripe and 60th Anniversary badges fitted all over the car. Pricing for the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible and for the 60th Anniversary Package will be announced at a later date.