Up-dated: September 2013
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2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
It’s going to go quick. With only one currently in Queensland and 300 ever built, the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition moves with amazing speed on the road, and is expected to move quickly from the Performax showroom floor.
Earlier this year at Easter, Performax revealed the car for the first time at the Queensland Corvette Club Convention in Toowoomba. Enthusiasts and the general public a like were impressed by the style and power of the convertible, designed especially by Chevrolet to commemorate 60 years of Corvettes.
To mark the end of the C6 generation of Corvettes, Chevrolet celebrated by combining two of the most coveted features of the brand’s history – the convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine – to create the fastest and most capable convertible in the company’s history.
The 7.0 litre engine is capable of performance competitive with V8 Supercars. Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and delivering 470 lb-ft of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible and available only with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Convertible features several carbon-fiber components that help reduce weight, including raised hood, Z06 style fenders, floor panels and front splitter and rocker panels.
The 427’s power-to-weight ratio of 6.64 (one horsepower for every pound of vehicle mass) is superior to:
· Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – 6.9
· 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.
The Collector Edition is only available in Arctic White with Blue Diamond leather wrapped interior and micro suede inserts, finished off with pearl silver race stripes the entire length of the body, even stitched into the soft top.
The car is topped off with grey painted brake calipers, ZR1 rear spoiler and special 60th anniversary badging.
For more information on this limited edition convertible contact Performax.