The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible is being marketed as the fastest and most-capable convertible in the history of Corvette. In the past, to put it bluntly the lower-end Corvette models, particularly the convertibles, have been known as the slightly more casual – less capable performers when compared to their higher-end counterparts. While that will always be the case, to an extent, at least that gap has closed some with the new 427 Convertible.
Much more attention has been put into ensuring that the convertible is just as enthusiastic when pushed to the limit as the Z06 or ZR1 is. One surefire way of guaranteeing that the convertible is no longer the red-headed step child, or younger brother that gets bullied, is to give it the same muscle. The 427 Convertible features the same 7.0-liter 505hp LS7 engine that powers the Corvette Z06, making the convertible a much more intriguing package.
For a car like the Corvette, it’s not all about power though as the handling capabilities are just as important as well. To improve the handling characteristics the 427 Convertible borrows aerodynamic technology from the ZR1. The video below showcases how the cars advanced aerodynamics aid the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible’s precise handling and grip at the track.