Thursday, 12 January 2012


Chevrolet is bidding its C6 Corvette sports car farewell, at the same time marking almost 60 years of Corvette production. In order to commemorate, two special models will be launched this coming winter (summer in North America). The first ever Corvettes rolled off the production line in June of 1953. Hence the name of the second special model, the 60th Anniversary Package.

The first of the pair is called 427 Convertible Collector Edition and is described as the fastest topless Corvette in the history of the brand. It features the company 7.0-litre LS7 V8 engine with normal aspiration. In this case it delivers 377kW and 637Nm of torque by sending it all to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

Weighing in at 1 522kg, Chevy says it will go from 0 – 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, achieve a respectable quarter mile time of 11.8 seconds, and stop accelerating at 306km/h.

Among other features the 427 has a raised bonnet, carbon fibre Z06-style fenders and floor panels etc.

The 60th Anniversary Package on the other hand, has stuff like special badging, racing stripes, the same rear spoiler from the ZR1 and an Artic White exterior. 

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