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Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition: 60 Performance

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Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition sold $ 600,000 U.S.

Although the legendary Chevrolet Corvette will be 60 years in 2013, the brand has to commemorate this anniversary with the sale of the Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition.

The first car to be produced will be in the auction on January 21 at Barrett-Jackson, Arizona.

The American edition commemorative fireball inherited style and mostly below the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the engine is 427 inches? (7.0 liters) which delivers a power of 512 horses.

Like this new model, the manufacturer announced that all Chevrolet Corvette may receive the whole "60th Anniversary".

Marketing of Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition and other models equipped with all "60th Anniversary" will commence this summer.

Here is the press release about it:


Oshawa, Ontario (January 13, 2012) - Chevrolet today unveiled the 427 Corvette Convertible Collector Edition - the fastest convertible and most capable Corvette's history - as well as a 60th Anniversary set that will be available on all Corvette models 2013.

"The model 2013 will be decisive for the Corvette, it marks its 60th anniversary and last year for the current generation of" C6 "stated Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. We think the best way to celebrate these milestones was to reproduce one of the combinations that had made the fame of the brand - a convertible Corvette team an engine of 7.0 L (427 in3). "

The whole 60th anniversary and Convertible will make their public debut 427 was auctioned car collection Barrett Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona, January 21. They will be in showrooms in U.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.

Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

Corvette 427 Convertible combines element of the Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest convertible and most capable Corvette history.

It houses the engine 7.0 L (427 in3) of the Corvette Z06. Counterpart has 505 horsepower (377 kilowatts) and 637 Nm (470 lb-ft) of torque, it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a convertible corvette production - and as the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only book with a manual gearbox has six speeds.

The LS7 had been developed in concert with the engine of the Corvette GT1 Le Mans winner; it is characterized by connecting rods and intake valves arms in titanium inspired by the race, as well as a large flow cylinder heads and a dry-sump oil system. It is assembled by hand at GM's Performance Build Center or customers who purchase the 427 Convertible Collector Edition can purchase the Corvette Build Experience option and assemble the engine to feed their new car.

The Elements supporting performance Corvette Convertible 427 include the system drive and the rear axle of the Corvette Z06, a battery mounted at the rear and a magnetic active suspension selective control series. The 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear of her dress series tires Michelin PS2 ZR1 style. Rims machined prong has arms - launched on the Corvette Z07 and 2012 with the Corvette ZR1 with PDE performance groups - are distinguished by series and exclusive prong painted gray. It is also possible to provide an option of a prong black wheels or chrome ZR1-style wheels.

427 Convertible also features several carbon-fiber components that help in reducing the weight, include:

RAISED hood carbon fiber (starts on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition)

Wings carbon fiber Z06-style

Floor panels carbon fiber

Thanks to these reductions, the unladen weight of 427 convertible is only 1522 kg (3355 lb). Combines a 505-horsepower LS7 engine, the 427 cabriolet benefited a power density of 6.64 - or 1 hp for every 6.64 pounds of vehicle mass. 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 Convertible one of the fastest in the world, with estimated performance has 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, the 400 m (0.25 miles) in 11, 8 seconds, a lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and a top speed of over 305 km / h.

427 Convertible is available in 2LT, 3LT and 4LT finish; it will include a series of unique identification numbers, such as the Corvette ZR1.

Together 60th Anniversary of the Corvette

All models 2013 Corvette, including the 427 Convertible, will be available with a 60th Anniversary set is characterizing by an Arctic White exterior and a blue diamond leather interior with inserts suedine. Convertibles are equipped with a blue top.

Among the additional items, we see the rear spoiler style ZR1, the special emblem, the brake calipers painted in gray and the symbol "60th" in the center of the wheels, the steering wheel and head restraints. A graphic option package includes full-length racing stripes in blue pearl silver, including a band in your sewn on the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof.

In 2013, all Corvettes will have a 60th anniversary emblem on the fairings and the panel "cascade" of convertible models, as well as the initials "60th" on the instrument cluster and thresholds.

Auction to benefit a charitable organization at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

The first Corvette 427 Convertible offered to the public will be awarded to the highest bidder in the auction car collection Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Saturday, Jan. 21. Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports are equipped for the occasion, with Jeff Gordon four-time winner of the cup and the spring NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. The proceeds from the sale will go to the benefit of the Drive to End Hunger initiative of AARP.

Drive to End Hunger is sponsored for several years by the No. 24 Chevrolet of Gordon and addresses the growing problems of hunger among older Americans.

A legacy of 427 Corvettes

The oldest, especially convertibles Corvettes 427, offered in 1966 to 1969 Corvettes are among the most popular collectibles.

The first Corvette 427 out of the production chain is that of the 1966 model year two performance levels have been proposed for 427 -. Version "L30" homologuee has 390 horsepower and the "L72," which delivered 425 horsepower. Both offered 623 Nm (460 lb-ft) of torque.

The range of engines 427 gained momentum in 1967, with the addition of options "L71" and "L88". The L71 option adds a single entry system that appealed to a triple-carburetor body to ramp up to 435 horses. Car enthusiasts known as "427/435", these models in 1967 - especially the convertibles - were particularly research by collectors.

The option "L88" delivered them 430 horsepower (with a single carburetor four presenters) thanks to aluminum heads set for the race. Prevue for customers who wanted to immediately transform their new Corvette race car, the L88 option was installed in just 216 production Corvettes between 1967 and 1969.

In 1969, a special engine 427 "L89" combines a system of admission L71 L88 aluminum heads with a maximum power offered with an advantage of almost 45 kg (100 lb) compared with the series cast iron cylinder heads. Also in 1969, Chevrolet built two sections Corvette 427 "ZL1". The ZL1 engine was essentially an all-aluminum version of the L88, with a cylinder block and aluminum cylinder heads that offered an extraordinary weight advantage for racing. A larger number of engines

been sold riders like motors on the chassis.

In 1970, the big block engines are passing a 7.5 L (454 in3) at a time when the trend for high compression engines, high performance was beginning to decline. The four years of production Corvettes were 427 is already established as the golden age of performance.

Models of commemorative editions for collectors editions and birthdays

Examples of rare and low generation of Corvettes exist since their launch in 1953, but Chevrolet has started to build and offer commemorative models until 1978, the 25th anniversary of the model - also called Silver Anniversary Corvette. The corvette was then at its third generation and, at the end of that time in 1982, a Collectors Edition was also been provided.

These launches special models which were become a tradition for the Chevrolet Corvette, from birthdays models and collectors editions by generation has to offer. 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible represents the first time for a model that is proposed in the same year as birthday and collector.

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