424 lb-ft Torque
A Best Buy
Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Models
Engage the Road
Corvette has carved a permanent place as an innovator in the global automotive landscape and is the top-selling high-performance sports car in its segment. From its standard 430-horsepower LS3 all-aluminum V8 engine, 190-mph performance and its 7.7L/100 km fuel efficiency, Corvette defines state-of-the-art technology, engineering and design among luxury sports cars year after year. And with options for personalization, the 2013 Corvette stands to reflect unparalleled distinction. Yours.
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 60 years. It's what makes a Corvette unmistakable and irresistible. Honor the Corvette heritage with the 60th Anniversary appearance package, which boasts an Arctic White exterior and a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded microfiber accents.
Make the world your interior with the standard removable roof panel or the available transparent roof panel. It's easy to handle and stores quickly and conveniently in the rear cargo area, snapping in place while leaving plenty of space for additional items in the cargo area. Opt for the available Dual Roof Package to enjoy both solid and transparent roof panels because you never know what mood you will be in.
Refinement at every touch
The Corvette 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 is 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 Coupe 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 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 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 coupe 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, coupe performs like a thoroughbred, reaching a top speed of 190 mph and a 0 to 60 time of 4.2 seconds on the test track.
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 mat 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 coupe is designed to help keep you and your passengers protected with frontal and side-impact air bags.
OnStar with Directions & Connections® and Automatic Crash Response8 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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