2013 Corvette Right Hand Drive

2013 Corvette 60th Anniversary EditionNew for 2013

  • 427 Convertible Collector Edition with LS7 7.0L engine rated at 505 hp (377 kW), carbon fibre hood, fenders and floors, and Magnetic Ride Control
  • 60th Anniversary Design Package
  • Available black-painted five-spoke aluminium wheels (Corvette)
  • Available black-painted five-spoke aluminium wheels (Corvette Grand Sport)
  • ZR1-style rear spoiler is available on Corvette and Grand Sport models
  • Exterior colours: Black returns and new Night Race Blue Metallic

CORVETTE MARKS 60 YEARS IN 2013 WITH ANNIVERSARY DESIGN PACKAGE

2013 Corvette Coupe in AustraliaCorvette marks its 60th anniversary in 2013 – and it is also the final year for the current generation of the sports car. To commemorate the production milestone and give the “C6” a proper send-off, Chevrolet offers the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models. Evoking the heritage of early 427-powered Corvettes, the 427 Convertible Collector Edition takes Corvette convertible performance to new territory, thanks to the Z06-based LS7 engine and combination of Z06 and ZR1 chassis/suspension components. See the separate release for complete details on the 427 Convertible Collector Edition. All 2013 Corvette models, including the 427 Convertible, will be available with a 60th Anniversary Design Package, featuring an Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with suede accents. Convertible models will have a blue top. Additional content includes a ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and the “60th” logo on the wheel centre caps, steering wheel and seat head restraints. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof. And even without the 60th Anniversary Design Package, all 2013 Corvettes feature 60th Anniversary badges on the fascias and the “waterfall” panel on convertible models, as well as 60th logos in the instrument panel gauge cluster and on the sill plates. Additional new and revised features include:

  • Available black-painted five-spoke aluminium wheels, specific to Corvette and Grand Sport models
  • ZR1-style rear spoiler is available on Corvette and Grand Sport models
  • Exterior colours: Black returns and new Night Race Blue Metallic.

2013 Corvette Right Hand DriveFor 2013, Corvette is offered in five distinct models, including:

  • Corvette, available in Coupe and Convertible, powered by the 430-horsepower (321 kW) LS3 V-8, (436 hp / 325 kW with optional exhaust)
  • Grand Sport models – offered in Coupe and Convertible – combine the Corvette’s powertrain with wide-body styling, a wider track and a racing-bred suspension for a distinctive model that delivers greater handling performance, with wider wheels and tyres; revised shock, stabiliser bar and spring specifications and specific gearing
  • The 427 Convertible Collector Edition is the first time the hand-built, 505-horsepower (377 kW) LS7 engine has been offered in a Convertible
  • The racing-inspired Corvette Z06 marries the 505-horsepower (377 kW) LS7 engine to a lightweight, aluminium chassis
  • The Corvette ZR1 is powered by the LS9 supercharged 6.2L engine and is the fastest, most powerful car ever offered by Chevrolet, with a top speed of 205 mph.

Corvette design and exterior features

Corvette and Grand Sport models are offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Lightweight, composite body panels are a technology hallmark of the Corvette and help it achieve excellent power-to-weight ratios for all models. Additional exterior features include:

  • Dual projector-beam high-intensity discharged headlamps are standard
  • Contrasting-colour headlamp housings are available in Blade Silver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Black
  • Heated outside mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming feature are standard
  • ZR1-style rear spoiler is available
  • Five-spoke, silver-painted aluminium 18 x 8.5-inch front wheels and 19 x 10-inch rear wheels are standard and matched with Goodyear Eagle F1 run-flat tyres; Grand Sport features 18 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 12-inch rear wheels
  • Available wheels include five-spoke chrome aluminium, machine-face aluminium and black aluminium (Corvette Coupe and Convertible)
  • A power-folding convertible top is standard on 3LT and 4LT Corvette and Grand Sport Convertible models.

Exterior colours include Arctic White, Blade Silver Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, Velocity Yellow Tintcoat, Torch Red, Supersonic Blue Metallic, Cyber Gray, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Black and Night Race Blue Metallic. Also available are customer-selectable brake caliper colours offered in red, yellow, silver and gray.

Corvette interior

2013 Corvette InteriorCorvette’s interior is inspired by the car’s dual-cockpit heritage. Seats that were introduced in 2012 deliver improved appearance and larger bolsters on the seat back and cushion areas to provide better driver support, especially in high-performance driving. Sueded-microfibre seat inserts are included with the leather-wrapped interior. Additional features include:

  • Sport steering wheel with leather-wrapped spokes and audio controls is standard on all models
  • Head-up display, including Track Mode with g-meter, is included on 2LT, 3LT and 4LT trims
  • An AM/FM/XM radio with CD player and audio input jack is standard
  • An onboard navigation system with voice recognition is included with 2LT, 3LT and 4LT trims. It features a 6.5-inch (165 mm) colour touch-screen display
  • A Bose Premium audio system with nine speakers, with tweeters located in the instrument panel, and Bose Nd next-generation bass performance is standard on 2LT, 3LT and 4LT trims
  • Keyless access with push-button starting is standard on all models
  • Heated seats are standard on 3LT and 4LT trims
  • Custom stitching in blue, red or yellow is available on 4LT.

A custom leather-wrapped interior package is standard on the 4LT trim, featuring a leather-wrapped upper and lower instrument panel, door pads and seats; choice of exclusive colours: Dark Titanium, Ebony or Cashmere, with unique colour breakup; padded door panel armrests; “Corvette” embroidered on passenger-side dash pad and a unique centre trim plate with a gunmetal pattern.

Corvette performance

2013 Corvette CoupeThe 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the engine in Corvette and Grand Sport models. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW)* and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)* with the standard exhaust system. An optional dual-mode exhaust system brings a power rating increase to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm). A standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic paddle-shift are offered.

Launch control is standard on manual transmission-equipped models, and optimises performance for full-throttle starts on a track. In competitive mode, the system will hold a predetermined engine speed while the driver pushes the throttle to the floor. That allows the driver to quickly release the clutch and the system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximise the available traction. The system is capable of approaching a skilled driver’s best effort and repeats it consistently.

A dry-sump engine oiling system is standard on Grand Sport models equipped with a manual transmission.

Corvette chassis and suspension

2013 Corvette 60th AnniversaryCorvette and Grand Sport models have a hydroformed steel rail backbone structure, which features cored composite floors, an enclosed centre tunnel, rear-mounted transmission and aluminium cockpit structure. Suspension cradles, control arms, knuckles, springs, dampers, bushings, stabiliser bars and steering gear deliver low mass, direct response and great driver feedback.

Coupe and convertible models offer two suspension choices that allow drivers to choose the setup that best suits their driving style. The standard suspension is tuned for a balance of ride comfort and precise handling. The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension features magneto-rheological dampers able to detect road surfaces, and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. It includes larger, cross-drilled brake rotors.

The Z16 Performance Package is standard on Grand Sport and includes extra cooling, stiffer springs and stabiliser bars, specific shock absorbers, larger brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear cross-drilled rotors, specific tyres and Z16-specific six-speed manual when ordered with six-speed manual transmission or performance axle ratio with six-speed paddle-shift automatic. Corvette safety and crash-avoidance features The Corvette is designed to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting the occupants in the event a crash occurs. A strong body structure is designed to absorb crash energy and provide a protective “safety cage” around occupants. Additional safety features include:

  • Four standard air bags include side-impact air bags, which provide head protection for outboard passengers in the event of a side-impact or rollover crash
  • Active Handling electronic stability control system helps reduce the risk of rollover crashes by keeping the vehicle in the driver’s intended path by applying throttle, braking or a combination of both
  • Standard four-wheel-disc brake system with anti-lock
  • Pretensioners are standard. They minimise forward movement during a collision, while load-limiting retractors cinch the belt more tightly
  • tyre pressure monitoring system and run-flat tyres are standard
  • Standard keyless access with push-button starting.

2013 CORVETTE SPECIFICATIONS

OVERVIEW
Body Style & Driveline
Construction
Coupe & Convertible
2 door hatchback coupe with fixed or convertible roof; Rear wheel drive
Composite body panels, hydroformed steel frame with aluminium and magnesium structural and chassis components
Z06 Coupe
2 door hatchback coupe with fixed roof; Rear wheel drive
Composite and carbon-fibre body panels, hydroformed aluminium frame with aluminium and magnesium structural and chassis components


ENGINES
Displacement
Bore & Stroke
Block material
Cylinder head material
Valvetrain
Fuel delivery
Compression ratio
Power
Torque
Recommended fuel
6.2L V8 LS3
6162cc (376 cu in)
103.25 x 92mm (4.06 x 3.62")
Cast aluminium
Cast aluminium
Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Sequential fuel injection
10.7:1
321kw (430hp) @ 5900rpm (std. exhaust)
325kw (436hp) @ 5900rpm (opt. exhaust)
575nm (424lb-ft) @ 4600rpm (std. exhaust)
580nm (428lb-ft) @ 4600rpm (opt. exhaust)
Premium unleaded recommended
7.0L V8 LS7 (Z06)
7008cc (427.6 cu in)
104.8 x 101.6mm (4.125 x 4.000")
Cast aluminium
Cast aluminium
Overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Sequential fuel injection
11.0:1
377kw (505hp) @ 6300rpm
637nm (470lb-ft) @ 4800rpm
Premium unleaded required


TRANSMISSIONS
Application
Gear Ratios (:1)
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Reverse
Final drive
6-speed Manual
Standard
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport, Z06)

2.66
1.78
1.30
1.00
0.74
0.50
2.90
3.42
6-speed Manual
(with optional Z51 Performance Package)
Optional
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport)

2.97
2.07
1.43
1.00
0.71
0.57
3.28
3.42
6-speed
Paddle-shift Automatic
Optional
(Coupe, Convertible, Grand Sport)

4.03
2.36
1.53
1.15
0.85
0.67
3.06
2.56


CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
Front
Rear
Traction Control
Coupe & Convertible
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Electronic traction control; Active handling
Z06 Coupe
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Short/long arm double-wishbone, cast aluminium upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Electronic traction control; Active handling


BRAKES
Type
Discs
Coupe & Convertible
Front & rear power-assisted discs with ABS; cross-drilled rotors with Z51 package
Standard:
Front: 325mm (12.8") x 32mm (1.26")
Rear: 305mm (12.0") x 26mm (1.0")
Z51 Performance Package:
Front: 340mm (13.4") x 32mm (1.26")
Rear: 330mm (13.0") x 26mm (1.0")
Z06 Coupe
Front & rear power-assisted discs with ABS. 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, cross drilled rotors
Front: 355mm (14.0") x 32mm (1.3")
Rear: 340mm (13.4") x 26mm (1.0")


WHEELS& TYRES
Wheels
Tyres
Coupe & Convertible
Front: 18" x 8.5"
Rear: 19" x 10"
Grand Sport:
Front: 18" x 9.5"
Rear: 19" x 12"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar (with Z51)
Extended Mobility
Front: P245/40ZR18
Rear: P285/35ZR19
Grand Sport:
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 
Extended Mobility
Front: P275/35ZR18
Rear: P325/30ZR19
Z06 Coupe
Front: 18" x 9.5"
Rear: 19" x 12"
Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar
Extended Mobility
Front: P275/35ZR18
Rear: P325/30ZR19


DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Curb weight
Coupe & Convertible
2685mm (105.7")
4435mm (174.6")
1844mm (72.6")
1244mm (49.0")
Coupe: 1442kg (3179lb)
Convertible: 1451kg (3199lb)
Z06 Coupe
2685mm (105.7")
4460mm (175.6")
1928mm (75.9")
1244mm (49.0")
1420kg (3130lb)
 
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