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The 2013 Corvette Convertible

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 26-MPG-highway fuel efficiency. Along with a refined interior and options for personalization, the 2013 Corvette convertible stands to reflect unparalleled distinction. Yours.


Awards & Accolades

“Highest Ranked in Initial Quality for Midsize Sporty Car (tie), Large Car, Large CUV, Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Large Light Duty Pickup (tie)”

Chevrolet Has Received More 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards Than Any Other Automotive Brand. These results highlight Chevrolet’s commitment to quality. Customers want inventive designs, advanced features, exhilarating performance and great quality-without any sacrifices. At Chevrolet, quality is at the center of every decision that affects the development of every vehicle.
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  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package featuring special seat badging is available on all 2013 Corvette models.
  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, features a special steering wheel badge.
  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, with sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel and custom leather stitching in Blue.
  • The 60th Anniversary Design Package, available on all 2013 Corvette models, features special badging for the wheel center caps (shown with Q8K machined finish cup wheels on the 2013 Corvette 427 Collector Edition).
  • For 2013, all Corvettes will be adorned with front and rear cross-flag badges that commemorate 60 years of greatness. Shown here on the 427 Convertible with available racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue.
  • 60th Anniversary Design Package features a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with Blue stitching, special badging and sueded-microfiber accents for the steering wheel and shifter. Shown here on 427 Convertible.
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Corvette celebrates its 60-year history

To mark this milestone in the Corvette story, the Corvette 60th Anniversary Design Package will be available on all 2013 Corvette models. Showcased here on the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible, this package boasts an Arctic White exterior and a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded microfiber accents. The optional graphics package adds a classic track-ready appearance with full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue.

The stripes run the full length of the vehicle, including the interior in convertible models. The convertible top even continues the appearance with stitched stripes. The package also includes gray-painted brake calipers, a ZR1 rear spoiler and 60th Anniversary badging on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat head restraints to give a finishing touch to this sleek and distinctive appearance.


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. Its hydroformed steel structure gives Corvette its iconic shape and strength. It stabilizes the convertible so completely that no additional support is necessary, so relax and enjoy all of the performance Corvette has to offer

The standard 6.2-liter LS3 all-aluminum small block V8 engine powering the 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, Corvette convertible performs like a thoroughbred, with a 0 to 60 time of 4.2 seconds on the test track.

This all translates to off-track precision and performance, not to mention efficiency. Offering 26 MPG 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 ADrive35is.

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.


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.

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  • 2013 Corvette convertible features a driver-centric instrument cluster. Shown with custom leather stitch option in Yellow (available on 4LT).
  • 2013 Corvette convertible interior with available custom leather stitch option in Red (available on 4LT).
  • 2013 Corvette convertible with custom leather stitch option in Blue (available on 4LT).
  • 2013 Corvette convertible short-throw six-speed manual shifter with custom leather stitch option in Blue (available on 4LT).
  • 2013 Corvette convertible 4LT with special console trim plate and available Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
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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.


Comfort, convenience and cutting edge

Corvette convertible includes modern technology features that keep you connected to your life. For even more convenience, the Technology Package standard on the reconfigured 2LT brings together many of the most popular infotainment features such as navigation radio, head-up display, Bose® premium audio system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio services for one year, Bluetooth® wireless technology for select phones and a USB port.

Composite body panels

Technology is an all-inclusive feature in Corvette, down to every detail. Composite body panels used to form the exterior are stronger and lighter than other materials and help reduce the vehicle’s overall weight, and seriously increasing potential. The panels never rust, which keeps your Corvette looking as timeless as it is.

Head-Up Display

Keep important readings within sight while focusing on the road ahead with the optional Head-Up Display, including g-force meter. Utilizing proven technology, the display appears on the front windshield as if hovering above the front bumper, making it easier to read while driving. For differing driving styles, the display includes two modes — track and street, which also includes helpful Turn-by-Turn Navigation through the navigation system.

The Power of Bose®

Corvette offers a Bose Premium Audio System, which includes nine speakers for improved audio quality that is more precisely tuned to the cabin’s acoustics. Tweeters located in the instrument panel and improved Bose Nd® next-generation bass performance round out this truly premium audio experience.

wireless technology

Stay connected to your life while keeping your eyes on the road ahead of you. Take calls with just a touch of a button. That’s if you decide to — you may not because you’re so wrapped up in your Corvette convertible.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Enjoy commercial-free music channels along with compelling talk, news, comedy, family programming and much more from coast to coast. Three-month subscription comes standard. One year of service included with 2LT, 3LT and 4LT.

Experience Corvette

Get Schooled

There are two official Corvette Driving schools available to attend that can help you get the most enjoyment out of your Corvette. Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in suburban Phoenix or the Ron Fellows Performance Corvette Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch near Las Vegas.

Add your distinctive mark

Individuality is a trademark of Corvette owners. You can make your Corvette even more of a personal statement with more than 50 available dealer-installed Genuine Corvette Accessories. Whether you’re looking to put your personal touch on the interior or exterior, there’s an assortment of accessories to match your style. From body-color engine covers to a cat-back exhaust with tips, all are designed to enhance the appearance or extend the functionality of your Corvette. To order your Accessories, visit your local dealer.

Corvette history is your history

A Corvette isn’t just a sports car; it’s a milestone — one that comes with a rich history and an exciting future. Corvette owners can become a part of that history by taking delivery of their vehicle right on the floor of the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. NCM welcomes Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world and offers a variety of options for owners. Corvette museum delivery includes an NCM Delivery Team tour of the nearby Corvette Assembly Plant and a VIP museum tour, as well as a quality orientation followed by a thorough delivery presentation of your new Corvette. Museum delivery is available to order through your Chevy dealer for an additional cost. Visit the National Corvette Museum website for more information and additional packages available.


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 convertible 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, Corvette convertible’s 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.

How Sustainable is the Corvette?

Check out its “Ecologic” Features. Here at Chevrolet, we believe in being a responsible steward of our environment. Recently, we’ve developed a new way to communicate some of the environmentally significant features of each vehicle we make. We call it “Ecologic.”

Every aspect of Ecologic is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third party sustainability auditor. To learn more about Ecologic and the Two Tomorrows’ process, click here.

Fuel-Saving Technologies

Low-mass materials, such as an aluminum cockpit structure, lightweight composite body panels, balsa wood floor panel and an aluminum engine block and cylinder head, reduce engine workload and contribute to better fuel economy.

A six-speed transmission allows the engine to operate at a lower rate of speed as compared to transmissions with fewer gears, which results in better fuel economy. Transmissions employ shift management technologies when maximum engine power is not required. When these technologies engage, engine workload is reduced, which contributes to better fuel economy. Manual transmission has skip shift technology (1st to 4th). Automatic transmission has 2nd gear start.

The engine has been factory-filled with engine oil meeting GM's new dexos™ specification, which has improved viscosity characteristics as compared to the previous GF-4 oil, contributing to better fuel economy.

Responsible Manufacturing

The engine facilities are landfill-free. These facilities use a process to reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste created in their daily operations, which conserves resources. Some water and engine-air deflectors are manufactured with more than 99% recycled content, which includes used tires. Recycled material conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.

The Toledo, OH, transmission facility (automatic transmission only) features a designated habitat area certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, which provides ecological benefits.The Bowling Green, KY, assembly plant features solar charging canopies on the grounds, which conserves resources and lessens dependence on fossil fuels.

Landfill gas supplies 16% of the energy to heat and cool the Toledo, OH, transmission facility (automatic transmission only), which makes the facility less reliant on fossil fuels.

End-of-Life Recyclability

After the vehicle’s useful life, 85% of it is recyclable. The majority of its components can be broken down and recycled, which conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.


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  • 1 5 Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and portions of Canada.
  • 2 4 Based on EPA estimates. Porsche 911 Targa 4S: 25 MPG hwy; BMW Z4: 24 MPG hwy.
  • 3 7 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 4 6 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C.. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 5 9 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
  • 6 8 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 7 11 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
  • 9 10 Public Tours offered until September 30, 2012.
  • 10 12 Eligible customers will be responsible for their accommodations (lodging, meals etc.) and travel to and from either Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving (near Phoenix, AZ) or Ron Fellow Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain (outside of Las Vegas, NV).
  • 11 3 Based on GM testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available.