Driven: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible

July 04, 2012 / By David Zenlea
Automobile Magazine

For the sixth-generation Corvette's swan song, Chevrolet has finally fixed the car's biggest flaw. No, not the seats or the interior controls. Those are still terrible. We're talking about the need for more power. Although the car has engine options aplenty, the convertible -- arguably the essence of the Corvette -- has until now featured only the 430-hp, 6.2-liter LS3 V-8. Apparently that's not enough for some buyers.

"Ever since we brought out the Z06, we've had customers wanting to have that engine with an open-air experience," says Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter.

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