Preview: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible

David Booth
The National Post

I am told that General Motorsí marketing mavens desperately donít want me to mention that the new 427 Convertible edition of this, the last year of the sixth-generation Corvette, is simply a ragtop version of the Z06. Which means, in my cantankerous world, that the most important thing you can take away from this road test is that the 427 Convertible is, well, a ragtop version of the Z06.

Methinks theyíre being silly-billies, worried that the 427 being seen as a shoot-off of the Z06 somehow diminishes its import or allure. In fact, it is the very opposite, an allusion to the Z06 instantly gaining the new Convertible a credibility that simply claiming it is a 60th anniversary (yes, the Corvette is that old) edition cannot.

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