To introduce the new Corvette 427, Chevrolet asked their 2011 24-Hours of Le Mans Class Winner Tommy Milner to do the honors.
Corvette 427 Convertible is possibly the most desirable version of the American spots car made to date. It has a 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm) LS7 V8 which makes the fastest drop-top ‘Vette, and it looks absolutely awesome.
Supporting performance elements in the Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible include the driveline and rear axle system from the Corvette Z06, a rear-mounted battery and standard Magnetic Selective Ride Control. The standard 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are wrapped in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires. Lightweight machine-face Cup wheels – introduced on the 2012 Corvette Z06 with Z07 and Corvette ZR1 with PDE performance packages – come standard and include unique gray-painted pockets. Black Cup wheels or chrome ZR1-style wheels are also available.
The 427 Convertible also features several carbon-fiber components that help reduce weight, including:
- Carbon fiber raised hood (introduced on the 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition)
- Carbon fiber Z06-style fenders
- Carbon fiber floor panels
- The “CFZ” carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels are optional on the 427 Convertible, and included with the 60th Anniversary package