The 2013 Corvette has five main trim levels, including: Base, Grand Sport, 427, Z06 and ZR1. The base level Corvette starts things off with an LS3 V-8 engine that has more than enough pop to satisfy just about any buyer. When you move up to the Grand Sport model, the same LS3 engine is under the hood, but some additional styling features and upgraded handling comes along with it.
Moving up to the Z06 model nets the 2013 Corvette the LS7 V-8 engine and tosses in an upgraded chassis. The 427 trim level adds in the same hand-built LS7 engine that’s in the Z06 and a convertible top. The peak of the 2013 Corvette lineup is the ZR1 trim level, which is, to date, the fastest and most powerful car that Chevy has ever offered to the public.
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The Corvette 427 is the first ever model to feature both the 505-horsepower LS7 engine and a convertible top. Because of the additional weight that the convertible top adds, the 427’s 0-to-60 time falls to 3.8 seconds and its ¼-mile time falls to 11.8 seconds at 123 mph. The 427 trim adds in Magnetic Elective Ride control for fine tuning the suspension and Michelin PS2 tires for added grip. Under the car it boasts a set of 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels on the rear, both of which are made of aluminum. On the outside, the 427 trim adds in carbon-fiber elements to the exterior for a little added style. Inside it gets all of the same features as the Z06, but adds in Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, a Bose nine-speaker stereo system, voice recognition and a USB port.
The 2013 Corvette base model features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 430 horsepower and 424 foot-pounds of torque. The base model hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph. It also gets through the ¼- mile in just 12.6 seconds at 115 mph. Inside the base model Corvette is leather-appointed seating, two-zone climate control, power and heated side-view mirrors, six-way power seats, navigation, an AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 player and SiriusXM capabilities. To keep you safe, the base model comes standard with OnStar and four air bags. On the outside the base Corvette gets Xenon HID lights and fog lamps. Helping keeping the Corvette on the road is Chevy’s Active Handling System, traction control and ABS.
The 2013 Corvette Grand Sport comes standard with the same engine and output as the base model, but it gets to 60 mph slightly faster at 3.95 seconds. Also improved is its ¼-mile time, which drops to 12.3 seconds at 117 mph. The Grand Sport model adds in a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires wrapped around 9.5-inch-wide front rims and 12-inch-wide rear rims for extra grip over the base model. A wide body kit combined with a taller and wider spoiler help set off the outward appearance of the Grand Sport model. Also added to the Grand Sport is the Z52 Performance package, which includes a differential cooler and oversized, cross-drilled brakes. On the inside, the Grand Sport Corvette comes with the same standard features as the base Corvette.
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|Build & Price|
2009 Chevrolet Corvette$39,995 | 13,030 mi
2008 Chevrolet Corvette$29,995 | 20,105 mi
2008 Chevrolet Corvette$33,900 | 36,266 mi
2008 Chevrolet Corvette$33,995 | 20,875 mi
2007 Chevrolet Corvette$29,980 | 34,715 mi
2007 Chevrolet Corvette$34,695 | 17,652 mi
2007 Chevrolet Corvette$35,977 | 13,236 mi
2007 Chevrolet Corvette$43,995 | 8,617 mi
2006 Chevrolet Corvette$27,991 | 42,040 mi
2006 Chevrolet Corvette$29,995 | 34,378 mi
2006 Chevrolet Corvette$34,900 | 6,745 mi
2006 Chevrolet Corvette$40,977 | 11,077 mi
2005 Chevrolet Corvette$25,977 | 35,487 mi
2005 Chevrolet Corvette$33,888 | 20,042 mi
2005 Chevrolet Corvette$33,900 | 10,539 mi
2003 Chevrolet Corvette$26,995 | 30,220 mi
2002 Chevrolet Corvette$20,977 | 48,645 mi
1999 Chevrolet Corvette$19,995 | 35,537 mi
1999 Chevrolet Corvette$20,995 | 44,576 mi
1998 Chevrolet Corvette$18,495 | 38,500 mi
1996 Chevrolet Corvette$12,977 | 39,303 mi
1996 Chevrolet Corvette$13,995 | 49,080 mi
1996 Chevrolet Corvette$14,995 | 30,355 mi
1992 Chevrolet Corvette$14,995 | 41,348 mi
1989 Chevrolet Corvette$13,500 | 58,279 mi
1988 Chevrolet Corvette$28,900 | 15,039 mi
1978 Chevrolet Corvette$14,995 | 34,589 mi
1968 Chevrolet Corvette$38,995 | 28,384 mi
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