2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition


Although the legendary Chevrolet Corvette will have 60 years in 2013, the brand has now commemorate this anniversary with the sale of the Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition.
The fireball U.S. Commemorative Edition inherits the style and especially below the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, whose engine is 427 cubic inches (7.0 liters) which delivers an output of 512 horsepower.

The model 2013 will be decisive for the Corvette, it marks its 60th anniversary and the last year for the current generation of" C6, "said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. We thought the best way to celebrate these milestones was to reproduce one of the combinations that had the reputation of the brand - a convertible with a Corvette engine 7.0 L (427 in3)

Corvette 427 Convertible combines elements of Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest convertible and most capable in the history of Corvette.
It houses the engine of 7.0 L (427 in3) of the Corvette Z06. Certified to 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 637 Nm (470 lb.-ft.) of torque, the most powerful engine ever installed in a corvette convertible production - and, like the Z06, the 427 Cabriolet is supplied with a six-speed manual transmission.
The LS7 was developed in conjunction with the engine of the Corvette GT1 Le Mans winner and is characterized by connecting rods and intake valves lightweight titanium inspired by the race, as well as high-flow cylinder heads and a circuit oil dry sump. It is assembled by hand at GM's Performance Build Center where customers who buy the 427 Convertible Collector Edition Corvette can buy the option to Build Experience and assemble the engine that will power their new car.
Elements supporting the performance of the Corvette Convertible 427 include the drive system and the rear axle of the Corvette Z06, a battery mounted on the rear suspension and active magnetic selective control as standard. The 19-inch front wheels and rear 20-inch standard tires dressed in his Michelin PS2 style ZR1. Cell machined rims and light - launched on the 2012 Corvette Z07 with Corvette ZR1 and the PDE-group performance - are standard and distinguished by unique cell painted gray. You can also buy the optional rims cell black or chrome wheels ZR1 style.
The 427 Convertible is also home to several components of carbon fiber that can reduce the weight, include:
  • Raised hood carbon fiber (launched on 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition)
  • Wings carbon fiber style Z06
  • Floor panels in carbon fiber
With these reductions, the empty weight of 427 convertible is only 1522 kg (3355 lb). Combined with a 505 horsepower LS7 engine, the 427 convertible has a power density of 6.64 - or 1 hp per 6.64 lb mass of the vehicle. Better than:
  • Cabriolet Porsche 911 to 6.90
  • Spyder Audi R8 5.2 RSI - 7.58
  • Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible - 7.82
  • Ferrari California convertible - 8.31
The combination of low weight and high power will make the 427 gig one of the fastest in the world, with performances estimated at 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, the 400 m (0250) in 11, 8 seconds, a lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and a top speed of over 305 km / h.
The convertible is available in 427 finish 2LT, 3LT and 4LT, it will include a series of unique identification numbers, such as the Corvette ZR1.


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