Grace and power are integrated in the 2013 Grand Sport convertible to create a presence equal to that found on the most legendary racetracks around the world. It embodies lessons learned on those racetracks, the results of which can be seen in the aggressive performance and intricate design. It’s the only convertible in its class to boast 0–60 mph under four seconds, 1g concerning capability and an impressive 26 MPG highway† fuel efficiency.
Being racing inspired means you feel as close to the track behind the wheel no matter where you’re driving, while being a convertible means you feel open and unleashed to wherever the road takes you. And being a 2013 Grand Sport convertible? Well that means all of the above.
To mark this milestone in the Corvette story, the available 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. 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.
A fuel efficiency of 26 MPG highway† paired with performance capability that reaches 0–60 mph in under four seconds, 1g-force cornering and 430 horsepower is nothing less than an achievement in modern engineering. And that’s how we see the 2013 Grand Sport convertible — an achievement.
With features such as its wide body stance and fine-tuned power-to-weight ratio, Grand Sport is more than a luxury sports car. It’s a force unlike anything you’ve felt before.
The available Magnetic Selective Ride Control™ stiffens suspension capability for twisty roads while providing a more compliant ride for city driving and freeways. Here’s how it works. 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. There are two cockpit settings: Tour and Sport. Also, enjoy Gen 2 tires when combined with the standard manual transmission.
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.
Drop the top and experience the physical sensation of cutting through the air with speed and precision. Select either the standard manual top or the power top on 3LT and 4LT. It lets you raise the roof in 18 seconds without leaving the driver seat. And even with the top down, you can take advantage of the enclosed trunk space for weekend-getaway luggage or two golf bags
We don’t simply talk about our racing inspirations — we show them off. And in Grand Sport convertible, you’ll recognize the competitive and athletic look immediately. You’ll see it in the wide and aggressive stance, flared body style and other design cues that nod directly to racing. It’s design that’s both pleasurable and purposeful, like in the dual front wheel air vents unique to Grand Sport and 427 Convertible allowing for brake cooling yet giving Grand Sport convertible a bold, chiseled appearance echoed in its badging as well as optional Black Grand Sport Fender badging.
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 Design Package, which boasts an Arctic White exterior and a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded microfiber accents.
Individuality is a trademark of both Corvette and Corvette owners. And now more than ever, owners can personalize their 2013 Corvette by selecting the available brake caliper color of their choice on Grand Sport's larger cross-drilled brakes — available in dark gray metallic, red, silver and yellow. Owners also have the option to select headlamp colors, available in cyber gray, silver or black. This, along with extensive dealer-installed Genuine Corvette Accessories, can make your Corvette Grand Sport unique, like you.
The Grand Sport convertible interior emphasizes greater driving support and comfort from its upgraded seat design to its padded center console and armrests. Seats include larger bolsters on the seatback and cushion areas for increased support and comfort, especially in high-performance driving.
Optional sueded microfiber seat inserts complement the design even further, as does the steering wheel featuring model-specific badges, streamlined switch trim, wrapped spokes, ergonomic hand placement and thumb grips.
No detail was overlooked in order to create the most luxurious Corvette interior to date including the available nine-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System with instrument panel tweeters and enhanced bass speakers in each door. Softening the interior is the padded center console and armrests, 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.
Corvette Grand Sport also includes 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†.
For 2013, Corvette will offer a Bose® premium audio system that includes nine speakers for improved audio quality that is more precisely tuned to the cabin’s acoustics. New tweeters located in the instrument panel and improved Bose Nd next-generation bass performance round out this truly premium audio experience.
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 is projected on the windshield and appears as if hovering above the front bumper to make it easier to read while driving. For differing driving styles, the display includes two modes, track and street, that also includes helpful Turn-by-Turn Navigation† through the navigation system†.
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 Grand Sport convertible. Standard on 2LT, 3LT and 4LT.
Enjoy commercial-free music channels along with compelling talk, news, comedy, family programming and much more from coast to coast. Three-month subscription standard. One year of service included with 2LT, 3LT and 4LT.
Technology is an all-inclusive feature in a 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 increase potential. The panels never rust, which keeps your Corvette looking timeless.
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†.
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.
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. Friends and family can even watch you take delivery of your Corvette on the museum’s website through live webcam streams. 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.
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, Grand Sport 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 high-intensity discharge xenon headlamps shed 900 lumens of light onto the road for excellent visibility. And if there’s a loss of tire pressure, its run-flat tires help enable safe function for some distance at a moderate speed until the tire can be repaired.
OnStar® with Directions & Connections® and Automatic Crash Response† uses built-in sensors that can automatically alert an Advisor, who is immediately connected into 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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