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2013 Corvette: Last of the C6

Special Edition 60th Anniversary
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Anniversaries are a top priority in the Corvette story, starting with the 25th anniversary edition in 1978 and continuing with a 35th edition in 1988, a 40th edition in 1993 and a 50th year model in 2003. So it wasn't much of a surprise when, on January 12, 2012, a 60th anniversary Chevrolet Corvette was announced.

What did surprise - and delight - Corvette fans was the form that the new special edition would take: a convertible with the 427 cubic inch LS7 motor.

2013 Chevrolet Corvette LS7 427 cubic
inch motor The new convertible featured the same 427 cubic inch engine in the much admired and respected Z06. It is similarly rated at 505 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the most powerful engine ever in a production Corvette convertible and recalls fond memories of the 1966 through 1969 model years when the exact same engine displacement was available in Corvette convertibles. Performance estimates included a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile acceleration of 11.8 seconds with lateral acceleration of 1.04g and a top speed of 190 mph.
As with the Z06 and ZR1, weight saving carbon fiber was used extensively, including the raised hood (as on the 2011 Z06 carbon edition), the fenders and floor panels. The new convertible tipped the scales 3,355 lbs. slightly heavier than fixed roof Z06 @ 3,132 lbs. As with the Z06 and ZR1, the only transmission available is a six speed manual.
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Chevrolet Corvette convertible with 427 cubic inch motor 2013 Chevrolet Corvette
convertible with 427 cubic inch motor
2013 would be the last year for the C6 generation. There were strong indications that the C7 would feature lower displacement engines, partly due to more stringent fuel economy requirements. Engine technology was advancing such that the high power level outputs would still be available however.

But there was some sadness in the announcement as it was apparent that an era - that of the 427 cubic inch displacement engine - would come to an end, never to be seen again in a production Corvette.

A 60th anniversary package would also be available on the other Corvette models and would include a Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather wrapped interior with suede accents. The convertible top will be blue. 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. All 2013 Corvettes will feature special 60th anniversary badging on the fascias and the interior waterfall area of convertibles and 60th anniversary logos on the instrument panel and sill plates.
2013 Chevrolet Corvette convertible special edition
interior 2013 Chevrolet Corvette convertible special edition seat embroidery 2013
Chevrolet Corvette convertible special edition wheel
2013 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with
427 cubic inch motor 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 60th anniversary nose emblem

2013 Corvette convertible LS7 anniversary top 2013 Corvette convertible LS7 anniversary top

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Front nose emblem
60th anniversary nose emblem. The same emblem also appeared on the interior waterfall area and beneath the rear spoiler.

2013 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
**6 Modified Two Toned Seats w/Embroidery 1,317 (9.78%) $695.00
**6 Two Tone Seats with embroidery 1,317 (9.78%) $695.00
0B1 Crossed Flag Headrest Embroidery 1,951 (14.49%) $300.00
0B1 Crossed Flag Headrest Embroidery 1,951 (14.49%) $300.00
28U Inferno Orange Exterior Paint 156 (1.16%) $300.00
28U Inferno Orange 156 (1.16%) $300.00
36S Yellow Custom Stitch (37S = Blue, 38S = Red) 780 (5.79%) $395.00
36S Custom Yellow / Blue (37S) / Red (38S) Stitching 1,753 (13.02%) $750.00
45U Velocity Yellow Exterior Paint 605 (4.49%) $850.00
45U Velocity Yellow 605 (4.49%) $850.00
89U Crystal Red Exterior Paint 1,260 (9.36%) $850.00
89U Crystal Red Exterior Paint 1,260 (9.36%) $850.00
CC3 Transparent Roof Panel (Coup) 834 (6.19%) $750.00
CFZ Carbon Fiber Package (Z06) ($2,995 w/ 427 convert.) 1,605 (11.92%) $3,995.00
D30 Non Recommended Color / Trim / Top Combination 21 (0.16%) $590.00
ERI Battery Protection Package 5,641 (41.89%) $100.00
F55 Magnetic Select Ride ($1,695 Grand Sport, $2495 Z06) 5,605 (41.62%) $1,995.00
GLB Supersonic Blue Exterior Paint 1,260 (9.36%) $850.00
GLB Supersonic Blue 302 (2.24%) $300.00
H33 Gray Headlamp area (H34 = Silver, H35 = Black) 2,477 (18.39%) $590.00
J55 Cross Drilled Brake Rotors 804 (5.97%) $500.00
J6C Silver Calipers (J6D = Gray, J6E = Yellow, J6F = red) 10,380 (77.08%) $595.00
MYC Six Speed Automatic Transmission (paddle) 7,229 (53.68%) $1,250.00
NPP Dual Mode Exhaust System 9,922 (73.68%) $1,195.00
PBC Engine Plant Build Experience (427, Z06, ZR1 only) 23 (0.17%) $5,800.00
PDE Performance Package (ZR1) 191 (1.42%) $1,495.00
PIN Customer Selected VIN 12 (0.09%) $5,000.00
PYE Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Grand Sport) 4,567 (33.92%) $1,995.00
Q5V Machine Faced Cup Style Aluminum Wheel (Coup / Convertible) 57 (0.42%) $995.00
Q6B Chrome 20 Spoke Aluminum Wheels (427, ZR1) 1,029 (7.64%) $2,000.00
Q6U Competition Black Aluminum Wheels (ZR1) 65 (0.48%) $495.00
Q7Z Competition Black Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 66 (0.49%) $495.00
Q8A Spider Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 131 (0.97%) $1,995.00
Q8B Competition Black Aluminum Wheels 202 (1.50%) $495.00
Q8K Machine Faced Competition Cup Style Aluminum Wheel 1,396 (10.37%) $995.00
QX3 Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Coup / Convertible) 1,270 (9.43%) $1,850.00
QZW Competition Black Aluminum Wheels 1,253 (9.30%) $495.00
R8C Museum Delivery 265 (1.97%) $490.00
R8E Gas Guzzler Tax (ZR1 Only) 414 (3.07%) $1,000.00
RQ1 Machine Faced Aluminum Wheel (Coup / Convertible) 1,396 (10.37%) $895.00
RUV Black Cup Aluminum Wheels (427, Z06, ZR1) 681 (5.06%) $495.00
T43 ZR1 Style Spoiler, Body Color 5,926 (44.01%) $350.00
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket 8,504 (63.15%) $15.00
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket 8,504 (63.15%) $15.00
Z07 Z06 Ultimate Performance Package (Requires F55) 83 (0.62%) $7,500.00
Z07 Ultimate Performance Package (Requires F55) 83 (0.62%) $7,500.00
Z15 Grand Sport Heritage Package 878 (6.52%) $1,195.00
Z15 Grand Sport Heritage Package 878 (6.52%) $1,195.00
Z25 60th Anniversary 4LT / 427, 3ZR 2,059 (15.29%) $1,075.00
Z25 60th Anniversary 4LT / 427 2,059 (15.29%) $1,075.00
Z27 427 Heritage Package 691 (5.13%) $1,195.00
Z30 60th Graphics (with Z25) 1,753 (13.02%) $750.00
Z30 60th Anniversary Graphics w/Z25 Coup - $825 w/convertible 1,753 (13.02%) $750.00

Total Production: 13,466
Coupe: 2,597 (19.29%)
Convertible: 720 (5.35%)
Z06: 471 (3.50%)
ZR1: 482 (3.58%)
Grand Sport Coupe: 4,908 (36.45%)
Grand Sport Convertible: 1,736 (12.89%)
427 LS7 Convertible: 2,552 (18.95%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coup with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $50,575.00.
Base Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $55,575.00.
Grand Sport Corvette Coup with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $56,975.00.
Grand Sport Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $60,575.00.
Z06 Corvette Coup with 427 cu. in. 505 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $76,575.00.
ZR1 Corvette Coup with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 638hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $112,575.00.
427 Convertible with 7.0L 427 cu. in. 505 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $76,900.


2013 Packages
RPO Description Contains Production Price
2LZ

Equipment Group Z06

Includes navigation, Bose sound, memory package, cargo net / shade, power / telescoping steering, USB and heads up display 120 (0.89%) $4,660
3LT

Equipment Group Coupe

Includes power telescoping steering column, memory package, heated sports seats, remote transmitter and cargo net shade. 2,723 (20.22%) $5,995
3LT

Equipment Group Convertible

Includes power telescoping steering column, memory package, heated sports seats, remote transmitter and power top. 1,789 (13.29%) $7,995
3LZ

Equipment Group Z06

Includes custom leather, heated seats, two toned leather seats, embroidered head rests and special trim plate. 241 (1.79%) $8,860
3ZR

Equipment Group ZR1

Includes bluetooth, power telescoping steering column, Bose sound, navigation, heated sport seats, remote transmitter, custom leather and memory package 313 (2.32%) $10,000
4LT

Equipment Group Coupe

Includes microfiber seat inserts, custom leather and trim plate 648 (4.81%) $9,495
4LT

Equipment Group Convertible

Includes microfiber seat inserts, custom leather and trim plate 2,119 (15.74%) $11,495

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top
10 Arctic White 2,938 (21.82%)
17 Blade Silver 787 (5.84%)
28 Inferno Orange 156 (1.16%)
41 Black 2,878 (21.37%)
45 Velocity Yellow 605 (4.49%)
57 Cyber Gray 1,198 (8.90%)
70 Torch Red 1,896 (14.08%)
89 Crystal Red 1,260 (9.36%)
GLB Supersonic Blue 302 (2.24%)
GXH Night Race Blue 1,446 (10.74%)

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