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Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Models
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Drop the top in a Corvette convertible and completely unleash the driving experience. Corvette defines freedom among luxury sports cars with state-of-the-art technology and sleek, modern style. For 60 years, Corvette has elevated the standard of excellence among sports cars and earned its position as an icon.
Precision and excellence define Corvette convertible, from its standard 430-horsepower LS3 all-aluminum V8 engine to its 7.7L/100 km highway fuel efficiency. Along with a refined interior and options for personalization, the 2013 Corvette convertible stands to reflect unparalleled distinction. Yours.
A top made for dropping
It's a convertible for a reason, drop the top and let the natural air refresh your senses. Select either the standard manual top or the available power top that lets you raise the roof in 18 seconds, because we know you never want to leave the driver seat. Even with the top down, there's still plenty of trunk space for anything, including two golf bags for those stressful business meetings.
Classically aggressive exterior
Rounded fenders and a lean, grounded body frame are classic Corvette design elements that have been the foundation of its exterior design for nearly 60 years. Its unmistakable look makes it hard to resist and impossible to miss.
A refined interior, inch by inch
When the top is down in a Corvette convertible, there's nothing separating you from the open air and natural light. The world is your interior in the mere 18 seconds it takes for the convertible's roof to drop and stow away with the available power top – all without ever leaving the driver seat. When the world is your track, you shouldn't have to get out of your seat to drop the top. Get even closer to your Corvette experience than ever.
Luxury at every touch
The Corvette convertible interior has been refined for greater driving support and comfort. The seat design includes larger bolsters on the seatback and cushion areas for increased support, especially in high-performance driving, but greatly welcomed for day-to-day driving. Optional microfiber seat inserts complement the new design even further, as does the revised steering wheel featuring model-specific badges, streamlined switch trim, wrapped spokes, better hand placement and thumb grips.
Excellence in every detail
No detail was overlooked in creating the most luxurious Corvette convertible interior to date. Padded center console and armrests on all models soften the interior, while the added visual touch of contrasting color stitching – in red, blue and yellow – is available with the Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package on the 4LT trim level. Driving a Corvette Convertible is an experience for every one of your senses. Every interaction should remind you that you're in a Corvette and it's not like anything else.
Power harnessed and finely tuned
Corvette convertible is inspired by the speed and force echoing from the world's most legendary racetracks, while remaining road ready.
The standard 6.2-liter LS3 aluminum-block V8 engine powering convertible produces 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (436 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft of torque with available dual-mode exhaust). And with its favorable power-to-weight ratio, convertible performs like a thoroughbred, reaching a top speed of 306 km/h and a 0 to 100 time of 4.2 seconds on the test track.
This all translates to off-track precision and performance, not to mention efficiency. Offering 7.7L/100 km highway with manual transmission, Corvette convertible boasts a better highway fuel economy than Porsche 911 Targa 4S, and equals many 6-cylinder sports cars, including BMW Z4 SDrive 35is.
Suspension dialed to perfection
Stiffen the suspension capability for winding roads while providing a more compliant ride for city and highway driving with available Magnetic Selective Ride Control™. An electromagnetic coil resides inside each damper piston. When an electrical current is applied – variably controlled by a microprocessor – ferrous particles in the shock fluid instantly bond, making the fluid more flow resistant, effectively stiffening the shock's damping. Conversely, when the electromagnetic field is reduced, the fluid flows more freely, allowing easier suspension movement. Explore two cockpit settings – Tour and Sport.
Launch control – power straight to pavement
Put the pedal to the floor and let launch control take care of the rest. When there's this much power, launch control is the perfect middleman between you and sheer bliss. Standard with the short-throw 6-speed manual gearbox, it modulates engine rpm in competitive mode to lay the power down more smoothly while providing consistent acceleration times on the test track. It's a feature for those who like to compete in club-sanctioned closed-course track events, but may just tempt others to start.
Protection is great, prevention is better
Our philosophy on safety emphasizes prevention with important features such as Active Handling and four-wheel antilock brakes, but in the event of a collision, Corvette is engineered for safety before, during and – thanks to OnStar® – after a collision to help keep you protected.
Active Handling, run-flat tires and four-wheel antilock brakes help you stay on the road and in control to help avoid crashes in the first place, while standard xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps shed 900 lumens of light onto the road for excellent visibility. And if there's a loss of tire pressure, the run-flat tires help enable safe function for some distance at a moderate speed until the tire can be repaired.
In the event of a collision, Corvette convertible is designed to help keep you and your passengers protected with frontal and side-impact air bags.
OnStar with Directions & Connections® and Automatic Crash Response uses built-in sensors that can automatically alert an Advisor who is immediately connected with your vehicle and can request emergency help be sent to your exact GPS location – even if you're unable to respond. Standard for the first six months.
A Best Buy
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