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427 & 60th Anniversary 2013 Corvette Pictures|Info

BREAKING NEWS…..!
RUMOR HAS IT THAT THIS CAR WILL BE AT THE CHICAGO AUTOSHOW
IF SO I WILL BE THERE GRABBING LIVE PICTURES FOR YOU AND HOPE TO MEET UP WITH SOME CORVETTE FANS TOO, Maybe we’ll be able to see that Dark Blue Interior better
(wink) We told you something special is coming for 2013 and here it is ladies and gentleman. Thanks for joining us today!
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Now there is still yet a New color to be revealed for 2013, stay for info on that.
Continue for the full GM press release and a TON of info on this car as well as ALL THE PAST SPECIAL EDITION CORVETTE MODELS!

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GM DETROIT (1/12/12)– Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.

“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current ‘C6’ generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. “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.”

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The 60th Anniversary Package and 427 Convertible will make their public debut at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 21, and will arrive at U.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.

Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

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

Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible – and, like the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

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

Supporting performance elements in the Corvette 427 Convertible include the driveline and rear axle system from the Corvette Z06, a rear-mounted battery and standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control. The standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires. Lightweight machine-face Cup wheels – introduced on the 2012 Corvette Z06 with Z07 and Corvette ZR1 with PDE performance packages – come standard and include unique gray-painted pockets. Black Cup wheels or chrome ZR1-style wheels are also available.

The 427 Convertible also features several carbon-fiber components that help reduce weight, including:
■Carbon fiber raised hood (introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition)
■Carbon fiber Z06-style fenders
■Carbon fiber floor panels
■The “CFZ” carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels are optional on the 427 Convertible, and included with the 60th Anniversary package

The weight reduction brings the 427 Convertible’s curb weight to 3,355 pounds (1,522 kg). Combined with its 505-horsepower LS7 engine, it gives the 427 Convertible a power-to-weight ratio of 6.64 – or one horsepower for every 6.64 pounds of vehicle mass. That’s better than:
■Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – 6.90
■Audi R8 5.2 RSI Spyder – 7.58
■Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible – 7.82
■Ferrari California Convertible – 8.31

The combination of low mass and high output will make the 427 Convertible one of the fastest convertibles in the world, delivering estimated 0-60 performance of 3.8 seconds, quarter-mile performance of 11.8 seconds, lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and a top speed of more than 190 mph.

The 427 Convertible is available in 2LT, 3LT and 4LT trim levels and will carry a unique vehicle identification number sequence, similar to the Corvette ZR1.
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Corvette 60th Anniversary Package

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

Additional content includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and the “60th” logo on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat headrests. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof.

For 2013, all Corvettes will feature 60th Anniversary badges on the fascias and the “waterfall” panel on convertible models, as well as 60th logos in the instrument panel gauge cluster and on the sill plates.

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Charity Auction at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

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

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

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

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A legacy of 427-powered Corvettes

Early 427-powered Corvettes, particularly convertibles, offered from 1966 to 1969 are some of the most-coveted and collectable Corvettes ever produced.

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

The range of 427 engines grew in 1967, with the addition of the “L71” and “L88” options. The L71 added a unique triple-carburetor induction system that helped boost output to 435 horsepower. Known to collectors as “427/435” cars, these ’67 models – especially the convertibles – are especially sought-after collector cars.

The “L88” delivered 430-horsepower (with a single four-barrel carburetor) thanks to racing-tuned aluminum heads. Intended for customers who would immediately transform their new Corvette into a race car, the L88 was installed in just 216 production Corvettes between 1967 and 1969.

In 1969, a special “L89” 427 engine combined the L71’s induction system with the L88’s aluminum heads, offering maximum horsepower with an approximately 100-pound weight advantage over the standard iron heads. Also in 1969, Chevrolet built two “ZL1” 427 Corvette coupes. The ZL1 engine was essentially an all-aluminum version of the L88, with the aluminum cylinder block and heads offering a tremendous weight advantage for racing. More of the engines were sold as crate engines to racers.

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

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

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

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Below is a list of the Collector Edition and Anniversary Edition models, as well as production numbers and their distinguishing features.

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1978 CORVETTE 25th Anniversary
Two-tone silver exterior with gray leather interior
PRODUCTION:15,283

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1982 CORVETTE Collector Edition
Silver-beige exterior color with lower graphic accent; silver-beige leather interior; bronze-tinted roof panels; cast aluminum “fin” wheels and unique VIN identification
PRODUCTION: 6,759

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1988 CORVETTE 35th Anniversary
White lower body with white 17-in. wheels, with black roof and dark removable roof panel; special badging and embroidered seat logos; all-white leather interior
PRODUCTION: 2,050

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1993 CORVETTE 40th Anniversary
First anniversary model offered in coupe and convertible body styles; Ruby Red exterior with special badging; Ruby Red leather-covered seats
PRODUCTION: 6,749

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1996 CORVETTE Collector Edition
Sebring Silver exterior with special badging; silver 17-inch ZR-1-style wheels; “Collector Edition”-embroidered seats;
optional LT4 5.7L engine with 330 hp
PRODUCTION: 5,412

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2003 CORVETTE 50th Anniversary
Special 50th Anniversary Red exterior; specific badging and champagne-color five-spoke wheels; Shale leather-trimmed interior
PRODUCTION: 11,632

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2004 CORVETTE Commemorative Editions
Coupe and convertible models in LeMans Blue with Shale leather-trimmed interior; Z06 model in LeMans Blue with silver stripe graphics and carbon fiber hood
PRODUCTION:4,829 (coupe/convertible)

PRODUCTION: 2,025 (Z06)
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2013 CORVETTE 60th Anniversary - 427 Convertible Collector Edition
Arctic White with Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior and blue top (convertibles); special badging; optional stripe package; 60th logo gauge cluster and sill plates

427 Convertible Collector Edition with LS7 engine; carbon fiber hood, fenders and floor panels; 19-in./20-in. wheels with Michelin PS2 tires; std. Magnetic Selective Ride Control; 427 hood badges

PRODUCTION: TBD

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4 Responses to “427 & 60th Anniversary 2013 Corvette Pictures|Info”

  1. ZR1 Says:

    Thxs Rick ! I’d say this Vette is the correct interpretation of an open air Vette enthusiast dream come true ! Stripe/graphics package looks right on. Love the wheels ! I’d say the C-6 Corvette has come to complete fruition :)

  2. Rick Corvette Conti » Blog Archive » 60th Anniversary Corvette CLOSE UPS Says:

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  3. Rick Corvette Conti Says:

    Hi Rick,

    Where was that 427 convertible in 2010?!!! I love my 2010 Grand Sport convertible but the temptation of a virtual “Z06 convertible” may be too much for me to resist!! If I understand the press release properly, the 427 convertible is available in any color combination in addition to the 60th anniversary color scheme. Since Carlisle Blue is gone for 2013, we may get a new blue… or maybe a green?

    Do you have an idea of when the 2013 orders will start and end? I assume it will be a shorter than normal model year so that the C7 crossover can be incorporated. I am rather surprised that Chevy has revealed the 60th anniversary already. There won’t be much left for this year’s bash.

    I’ll be waiting for the 2013 details to come out. :) Did the snow get down to you? I took my Z06 out yesterday, so today is the Grand Sport’s turn. Gosh, this is so demanding!!!!

    Take care,

    Gene in Colorado!

  4. Rick Corvette Conti Says:

    Gene, yes there is a new color coming for next year….YOU’LL Love that! The 2013’s we will start in May….August arrivals, not sure if teh start up ofthe 60th will be delayed though…ie: Carbon Edition from last year!

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