Chevrolet has launched the 427 Convertible, the latest edition to long line of Corvettes, as a farewell to the outgoing C6 model and before the introduction of the C7 in 2014.
The launch commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet brand and after more than 40 years, a Corvette is being rolled out with the legendary 427 name.
Interior & Exterior
The 2013 Corvette 427 collector edition will be available with the 60th anniversary package, which includes Arctic white exteriors with optional pearl blue racing stripes. The interior would be wrapped in Blue Diamond leather with suede accents. The car gets Corvette ZR1 style Michelin PS2 tires, 19-inch alloys in the front and 20-inch at the rear.
The 427 has been designed to have an improved power to weight ratio and several light-weight body components have been used in the construction, like Carbon fiber floor panels, carbon fiber raised hood, carbon fiber fenders and front splitter.
The Corvette 427 convertible has been fitted with a 427 cubic-inch engine (7 liters) which churns out 505 horsepower and 470 lb ft of torque. The engine has been derived from the Corvette Z06. It's the most potent engine to be installed on a Corvette. The engine has been matched to a 6-speed manual transmission and there is no option of automatic transmission.
This Corvette 427 is being designed for performance. With great emphasis given to the power to weight ratio, the car churns out staggering performance figures.
It goes from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and runs a quarter mile in 11.8 seconds. The convertible has maximum speed of more than 190mph. However, with this kind of performance, the car is not very fuel efficient.
Chevrolet has not decided on the number of Corvette 427s they will build, and the production numbers would likely depend on the demand of the vehicle. The company has not yet released the price of the vehicle.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gallons (68 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 24 hwy|
|Length: 175.6 in. (446 cm)||Wheel Base: 105.7 in. (268 cm)|
|Height: 48.7 in. (124 cm)||Width: 75.9 in. (192 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 22.4 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: V8 Engine||Displacement: 7.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 505 HP||Torque: 470 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds||Maximum Speed: 190 mph (305 km/h)|