2013 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2013:

  • 427 Convertible debuts with Z06 mechanicals and materials
  • 60th Anniversary Design package
  • Black-painted wheels for base and Grand Sport models
  • ZR1-style spoiler optional on base and Grand Sport models
  • Night Race Blue Metallic paint
  • Final production year for current-generation (C6) Corvette

Exterior Features
For the final production year for the current version of the Corvette, Chevrolet celebrates by offering a new 427 Convertible model, the fastest Corvette convertible ever built, according to the automaker. A 60th Anniversary Design package is available on any Corvette model, adding Arctic White paint, ZR1-style spoiler, gray-painted brake calipers, and special badges and graphics. Convertible versions also feature a Blue Diamond top.

Interior Features
Models with the 60th Anniversary Design package also have Blue Diamond extended leather cabin treatment, with suede inserts for the seats. All 2013 Corvettes have 60th Anniversary logos on the gauges, the doorsill plates and, on Corvette Convertible models, the center \"waterfall\" trim between the seats.

Optional Features
Among the options available for the various Corvette models are a navigation system, Bose audio system, Bluetooth, head-up display, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and a leather-wrapped interior.

Under the Hood
The standard Corvette model and the Grand Sport versions are equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine generating 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (436 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque with the optional dual-mode exhaust system). A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, but shoppers can select a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The Corvette Z06 coupe and 427 Convertible models are equipped with a hand-built, 7.0-liter V-8 engine delivering 505 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is the only choice with the 7.0-liter engine. The Z06 coupe is equipped with an aluminum frame, and both models utilize carbon fiber elements in their construction. Optional on the Z06 coupe are a Z07 Performance package and a Carbon Fiber package.

Corvette ZR1 models feature a hand-built, supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 638 horsepower and 604 lb.-ft. of torque to create the fastest car Chevrolet has ever offered, the company says. Top speed is 205 mph, according to Chevrolet. Only a manual transmission is available, and the ZR1 can be optioned with a High Performance package.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Corvette are:
  • Corvette 6.2L with manual transmission: 16/26/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Corvette 6.2L with automatic transmission: 15/25/18 mpg
  • Corvette 7.0L: 15/24/18 mpg
  • Corvette 6.2L supercharged: 14/21/17 mpg

Safety
The Corvette is equipped with 4 air bags, including side-impact air bags that inflate to protect occupants' heads in a side-impact or rollover accident. Also included are 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, Active Handling traction and stability control, and 6 months of free OnStar service with Automatic Crash Response.

As this overview was published, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Corvette.

What's New for 2013:

  • 427 Convertible debuts with Z06 mechanicals and materials
  • 60th Anniversary Design package
  • Black-painted wheels for base and Grand Sport models
  • ZR1-style spoiler optional on base and Grand Sport models
  • Night Race Blue Metallic paint
  • Final production year for current-generation (C6) Corvette

Exterior Features
For the final production year for the current version of the Corvette, Chevrolet celebrates by offering a new 427 Convertible model, the fastest Corvette convertible ever built, according to the automaker. A 60th Anniversary Design package is available on any Corvette model, adding Arctic White paint, ZR1-style spoiler, gray-painted brake calipers, and special badges and graphics. Convertible versions also feature a Blue Diamond top.

Interior Features
Models with the 60th Anniversary Design package also have Blue Diamond extended leather cabin treatment, with suede inserts for the seats. All 2013 Corvettes have 60th Anniversary logos on the gauges, the doorsill plates and, on Corvette Convertible models, the center \"waterfall\" trim between the seats.

Optional Features
Among the options available for the various Corvette models are a navigation system, Bose audio system, Bluetooth, head-up display, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, and a leather-wrapped interior.

Under the Hood
The standard Corvette model and the Grand Sport versions are equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine generating 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (436 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque with the optional dual-mode exhaust system). A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, but shoppers can select a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The Corvette Z06 coupe and 427 Convertible models are equipped with a hand-built, 7.0-liter V-8 engine delivering 505 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is the only choice with the 7.0-liter engine. The Z06 coupe is equipped with an aluminum frame, and both models utilize carbon fiber elements in their construction. Optional on the Z06 coupe are a Z07 Performance package and a Carbon Fiber package.

Corvette ZR1 models feature a hand-built, supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 638 horsepower and 604 lb.-ft. of torque to create the fastest car Chevrolet has ever offered, the company says. Top speed is 205 mph, according to Chevrolet. Only a manual transmission is available, and the ZR1 can be optioned with a High Performance package.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Corvette are:
  • Corvette 6.2L with manual transmission: 16/26/19 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Corvette 6.2L with automatic transmission: 15/25/18 mpg
  • Corvette 7.0L: 15/24/18 mpg
  • Corvette 6.2L supercharged: 14/21/17 mpg

Safety
The Corvette is equipped with 4 air bags, including side-impact air bags that inflate to protect occupants' heads in a side-impact or rollover accident. Also included are 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, Active Handling traction and stability control, and 6 months of free OnStar service with Automatic Crash Response.

As this overview was published, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Corvette.

Available Trims for the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 1LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 2LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 3LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 4LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 1LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 56000.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 2LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 56000.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 3LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 56000.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 4LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 56000.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Z06 1LZ (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75600.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name Z06 2LZ (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75600.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name Z06 3LZ (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75600.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name ZR1 1ZR (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 111600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 14/21
Name ZR1 3ZR (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 111600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 14/21
Name 1LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 2LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 3LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 4LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 1LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 59600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 2LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 59600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 3LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 59600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name Grand Sport 4LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 59600.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 15/25
Name 427 1SA (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75925.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 427 1SB (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75925.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
Name 427 1SC (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 75925.00 Engine 7.0L/427 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power
  • Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, ashtray with cigar lighter, auxiliary power outlet and CD storage
  • Floor mats, carpeted
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
  • Instrumentation, electronic analog with Driver Information Center and 2-line display
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Access with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
  • Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Hatch release, push button open with power hatch pulldown
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and outside temperature display
  • Air filtration system with pollen filter
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass, includes dual reading lights
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
  • Storage, with lockable glovebox, center console and 2 rear compartments with covers
  • Head-Up Display with dot-matrix readouts for street mode, track mode with g-meter, vehicle speed, engine rpm and readings from key gauges including water temperature and oil pressure
  • Cargo net and luggage shade
  • Seats, Sport front bucket with perforated leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment
  • Seat adjusters, power bolster and power lumbar
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Steering column, power telescopic with manual tilt
  • Memory Package, recalls 2 driver "presets" for 6-way power seat, outside mirrors and telescoping steering column
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable, located on driver visor
  • Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package features leather-wrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels and console storage cover. Exclusive leather color and two-tone design with suede inserts includes seat headrest crossed flag embroidery and enhanced armrest padding. Special gunmetal pattern console trim plate
  • Storage, with lockable glovebox, center console and 2 rear compartments with covers (Only includes 1 rear storage compartment with manual transmission.)
  • Seats, front bucket with perforated leather seating surfaces embroidery and contrasting stitching
  • Storage, with lockable glovebox and center console (Also includes 1 rear storage compartment with cover)
  • Seats, Sport front bucket with perforated leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment, embroidery and contrasting stitching
  • Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package features leather-wrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels and console storage cover. Exclusive leather color and two-tone design with suede inserts includes seat headrest model-specific embroidery and enhanced armrest padding. Special gunmetal pattern console trim plate
  • Storage, with lockable glovebox and center console
  • Trunk release, push button open
  • Cargo net, in rear compartment area
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 5-spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear
  • Tires, front P245/40ZR18 Eagle F1 and rear P285/35ZR19 Eagle F1 run flat
  • Roof panel, 1-piece body-color, removable
  • Headlamps, dual projector lamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam tungsten-halogen high-beam with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Wheels, Grand Sport Silver painted aluminum 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
  • Tires, front P275/35ZR18 Eagle F1 Supercar and rear P325/30ZR19 Eagle F1 Supercar run flat
  • Wheels, spider design, Z06 Silver-painted aluminum 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
  • Tires, front P275/35ZR18 Eagle F1 Supercar GEN2 and rear P325/30ZR19 Eagle F1 Supercar GEN2, run flat
  • Z06 carbon fiber components includes body-color unique front fenders and floor panels
  • Wheels, ZR1 20-spoke silver-painted aluminum 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 12" (50.8 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
  • Tires, front P285/30ZR19 Michelin PS2 and rear P335/25ZR20 Michelin PS2 run flat
  • ZR1 carbon fiber components includes roof, roof bow, front splitter and rocker extension with visible clear-coated carbon fiber weave pattern plus body-color dual front cove fenders, floor panel and raised hood with window
  • Spoiler, full-width, ZR1-style, body-color (Deleted when (PDE) ZR1 High Performance Package is ordered.)
  • Convertible top, manual folding includes glass rear window with integral defogger
  • Convertible top, power folding includes glass rear window with integral defogger
  • Wheels, machined-face, cup style lightweight aluminum 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 12" (50.8 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
  • Hood, Carbon Fiber with raised center
  • Spoiler, full-width, ZR1-style, body-color
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw includes launch control
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip (Included and only available with (MM6) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Engine access, rear-opening hood
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent includes transverse composite springs
  • Steering, power, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, variable ratio
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw includes launch control, specific gearing and quicker ratios
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip (Included and only available with (MZ6) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Calipers, Silver
  • Engine, 7.0L (427 ci) LS7 V8 SFI with dry sump oil system (505 hp [376.6 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 470 lb-ft of torque [634.5 N-m] @ 4800 rpm)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip
  • Frame, aluminum
  • Calipers, Red
  • Exhaust, dual-mode aluminized stainless-steel with 4" polished stainless- steel tips
  • Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) supercharged V8 SFI with dry sump oil system (638 hp [475.7 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 604 lb-ft of torque [815.4 N-m] @ 3800 rpm)
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control for ultimate driver control and comfort through the use of driver-selected Tour or Sport modes; includes Performance Traction Management
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, ceramic (Included and only available with (Z07) Z06 Ultimate Performance Package)
  • Calipers, ZR1 Blue
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control for ultimate driver control and comfort through the use of driver-selected Tour or Sport modes.
  • Calipers, Dark Gray Metallic
PACKAGE
  • Performance Package includes dry sump oil system, rear-mounted battery and differential cooler (Deleted when (MYC) 6-speed paddle shift, automatic transmission is ordered.)
  • Z16 Performance Package, performance-oriented package for the Gymkhana/Autocross enthusiast; includes extra cooling, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, specific shock absorbers, larger brakes with 6 piston front and 4 piston rear cross-drilled rotors, specific tires and Z16-specific 6-speed manual when ordered with 6-speed manual transmission or (GU2) performance axle ratio with 6-speed paddle shift automatic
  • Z06 Performance Package, 4-wheel independent includes transverse composite springs, power steering, engine oil, axle and transmission coolers, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, specific shock absorbers, larger brakes with 6- piston front and 4-piston rear cross-drilled rotors and specific tires
  • ZR1 Performance Package, 4-wheel independent includes transverse composite springs, power steering, engine oil, axle and transmission coolers, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, larger Brembo ceramic brakes with cross-drilled rotors and specific tires
  • 427 Convertible Collector Edition includes 427 badges, carbon fiber fenders, (B92) carbon fiber raised hood, ZR1 spoiler, (F55) Magnetic Selective Ride Control, (Q8K) machined-face cup wheels, (XFG) front P285/30ZR19 and rear P335/25ZR20 Michelin PS2 tires, Gray brake calipers and (LS7) 7.0L (427 ci) LS7 V8 SFI engine with dry sump oil system
SAFETY
  • Active handling improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
  • Traction control, all-speed
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. See the Owner's Manual or more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Hands Free Calling. (Service not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center
  • Performance Traction Management performance traction control with 5 selectable settings
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 7-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Includes hidden antenna in outside mirrors. If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Service not available with a ship-to of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Antenna, integral, hidden
  • Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback and DVD-based touch-screen navigation USB port, auxiliary input jack, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, 6.5" LCD color display and voice recognition. (Map coverage only includes the 48 contiguous United States and most of Canada.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system includes additional 9 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio service (1 year total)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (3 trial months replaced with 1-year subscription. Includes hidden antenna in outside mirrors. If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Service not available with a ship-to of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface), with specific steering wheel controls

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