Chevrolet's Corvette is due for an all-new version for the 2014 model year, but the 2013 model year is special for another reason: it's also the 60th anniversary of the Corvette.
Accordingly, there's a new model to celebrate it: the 427 Convertible Collector Edition. With the Z06's 7.0-liter, 505-horsepower V-8 under the hood and some carbon fiber body panels to shed weight, it's the most potent Corvette Convertible available. It's also a limited edition, though Chevy hasn't said how many it will build.
The rest of the Corvette lineup stays unchanged for 2013, aside from the addition of a special 60th Anniversary package, which adds "60th" badges, a ZR1-style spoiler, gray brake calipers, and an optional vinyl graphics package.
That means the Corvette lineup for 2013 is otherwise very familiar: the base coupe and convertible, the Grand Sport coupe and convertible, the Z06, and the ZR1. The base and Grand Sport models share a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 rated at 430 horsepower, or 436...