Chevrolet has announced that a re-designed corvette will be taking the stage in 2014, but until then Chevy has packed some new punch into the vette to keep us interested in the form of two new model packages that will be offered in 2013.
The 427 Corvette convertible will be one of the new packages offered, and it is all about speed and performance. The 427 will borrow the 427 cubic-inch (7.0L) motor from the last generation Z06 corvette. This setup will produce 505 hp and get 470 lb. ft. of torque which is the most powerful engine to ever be installed in a production Corvette. The 427 setup will only be offered with a six-speed manual transmission and accelerate from 0-60 mph in a short 3.4 seconds. Carbon fiber accessories, specifically the hood, fenders and floor panels will be standard on the 427 package and will help to shed some weight off the vette giving it its impressive acceleration.
A 60th anniversary package will be available on the Corvette as well, as 2013 marks 60 years in production for the iconic model. The anniversary package will be available on the 427 model, or just the regular Corvette C6 and will include an Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with suede accents. Also coming standard with the anniversary package is a ZR1 style spoiler, special badging, grey painted brake calipers and the 60th logo on the wheel center caps.
We don't have too long of a wait for the next generation Vette, and until then Chevy has at least given us these two new trim levels to keep Corvette enthusiasts happy.
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