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2013 C6 Chevrolet Corvette Model Guide

Specifications, VIN, Options, Performance, Recalls, & More

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The 2013 60th Anniversary Edition Corvette
Model & Generation
2013 C6 Corvette
Body Type
2 Door Coupe & Convertible
Original Price
$44,995 (Coupe), $52,910 (Convertible), $66,955 (Indy. Conv.), $70,000 (Z06), $77,500 (Ron Fellows ZO6)
6.2L LS3 (Coupe, Convertible), 7.0L LS7 (Z06, 427 Convertible), 6.2L LS9 (ZR1)
6-speed manual, Six Speed Automatic (paddle)
Units Produced

2013 Corvette – The Ultimate Guide

The arrival of the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette was greeted with a lot of grandeur by Corvette owners and enthusiasts the world over.  In part, the 2013 Corvette was celebrated for marking the sixtieth anniversary of the beloved sports car.  Additionally, the 2013 Corvette marked the end of one era, and the imminent arrival of a successor –  one which would be unveiled early in the 2013 model year as the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray during the annual “Corvette Bash” at the National Corvette Museum.  Ultimately, though, the 2013 Corvette represented the pinnacle of the C6 generation, and in keeping with tradition of earlier generations that had come and gone before it, the final C6 Corvette would celebrate its departure with a very special, “special edition” model.

As with other anniversary years before it, the sixtieth-anniversary Corvettes marked another milestone year for the car, and Chevrolet certainly took a moment to recognize the Corvette with a special edition package available on all variants of the 2013 Corvette.

Available to consumers are Regular Production Option (RPO) Z25, the 60th Anniversary Design Package featured a Corvette finished in an Arctic White exterior, a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with blue stitching, specific interior and exterior identifiers – including the “60th” logo on the wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat head restraints, suede accents for the steering wheel shifter, parking brake, armrests and doors, a ZR1-style spoiler, a blue top for the convertible models, and gray-painted brake calipers.

For those looking to add even more dynamic elements to the car, the optional RPO Z30 could also be integrated into the sixtieth anniversary Corvettes which added full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue and tonal convertible top stripes stitched into the convertible top, thereby extending the graphic theme over the roof.

While this package could be added to any variant of the Corvette, it was limited to the following trim levels: on the coupe, convertible and Grand Sport models, the car had to be equipped with trim level 4LT.  On the Z06 Corvettes, it was limited to cars equipped with the 3LZ trim package.  And, finally, on the ZR1 models, it was limited to cars equipped with the 3ZR packages.   In all cases, the cars had to already be equipped with the highest trim level package available in class before they could be modified to include the sixtieth anniversary package.   Despite this, Chevrolet sold 2,059 Corvettes equipped with the Z25 package, which accounted for one-sixth of the total Corvettes sold that year!

The 2013 Corvette 427 with RPO Z30, which included Pearl Silver Blue racing stripes and a convertible top with top stripes stitched into it.
The 2013 427 Convertible Collectors Edition was designed to pay homage to all Corvettes that came before it.

While the anniversary package enabled consumers to commemorate sixty-years of Corvette, Chevrolet felt the need to not only commemorate the impressive production milestone, but also to provide the C6 with a proper send-off that would pay homage to the current production car as well as those that had come before it.  It was with that intent in mind that designers introduced the Corvette 427 Convertible Collection Edition Corvette.

Evoking the heritage of early 427-powered Corvettes, the 427 Convertible Collection edition model takes Corvette convertible performance to an entirely new level.  It combines the convertible found in the base model and Grand Sport editions, and fuses it with elements from the Z06 and the ZR1 Corvettes, making it the fastest and most-capable convertible in Corvette’s history.  The car’s powertrain is the same as the Z06 coupe, including its 505 horsepower, 427 cubic-inch LS7 engine with dry sump.  Also like the Z06 Corvette, the 427 Convertible was only offered with a manual transmission.

The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible included special commemorative "60th" badging throughout the car's interior and exterior.
The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible included special commemorative “60th” badging throughout the car’s interior and exterior.

With a curb weight of just 3,355 pounds (1,522 kg), the 427 Convertible was designed to be lighter than other 2013 Corvette convertibles. Combined with the LS7 engine, the Corvette 427 Convertible produced a power-to weight ratio of 6.64 – or hone horsepower for every 6.64 pounds of vehicle mass.  Comparatively speaking, that’s a better power-to-weight ratio than that found in an Audi R8 Spyder or a Ferrari California.    This combination of low mass and high output made the 427 Convertible one of the fastest convertibles in the world, deliver an estimated 0-60 performance time of just 3.8 seconds, a quarter mile time of just 11.8 seconds, a lateral acceleration of 1.04 g and a top speed of more than 190 miles per hour!

This collector edition Corvette was made available to consumers with all the exterior colors offered in 2013, as well as with the 60th Design Package and a Heritage Package.  All 427 Convertibles came equipped with a manual transmission, 427 hood badging, ZR1-style rear spoiler, and carbon-fiber hood, fenders and floor panels.    Wheels were machine-face cup style (black cup wheels and chrome ZR1 wheels were optional) and included nineteen inch wheels up front and twenty inch wheels in the back.

All 2013 Corvettes received special Corvette badging on their front and rear fascias that included the "60th" logo.
All 2013 Corvettes received special Corvette badging on their front and rear fascias that included the “60th” logo.

All 2013 Corvettes, even those purchased without the 60th Anniversary Design Package, received special “60th Anniversary” badges on the front and rear fascias and on the “waterfall” panel on convertible models.  On the interior of the car, the “60th” logos were also added to the instrument panel gauge cluster and on the sill plates.   Additionally, the 2013 Corvette also featured some optional upgrades including available black-painted five-spoke aluminum wheels, designed specifically to both the base Corvette coupe/convertible and Grand Sport models, as well as an optional ZR-1 style rear spoiler that could be integrated into the coupe/convertible and Grand Sport models.  For 2013, the only new paint color was Night Race Blue Metallic.

As with previous model years, the 2013 Corvette was available to consumers in five distinct body styles which included:

  • The standard coupe and convertible models, which were powered by the 430-horsepower LS3 V-8 engine (436-horsepower when equipped with the optional exhaust.
  • The Grand Sport models – also offered in both a couple and convertible – which combined the Corvette’s powertrain with wide-body styling, a wider track and a racking-bred suspension for a distinctive model that delivered greater handling performance than the base coupe/convertible. The Grand Sport also comes equipped with wider wheels and tires, revised shocks, stabilizer bar and spring specifications, and specific gearing intended for performance driving.
  • The 427 Convertible Collector Edition which included a hand-built, 505-horsepower LS7 engine, which was the first time an LS7 engine was offered in a convertible.
  • The Corvette Z06 which married the LS7 engine to a light-weight, aluminum chasing, creating a Corvette that was truly inspired by its race-car counterpart, the Corvette C6.R.
  • The Corvette ZR1, which is powered by the LS9 supercharged 6.2L engine. For its time, it was the fastest, most powerful production car ever offered by Chevrolet, with a recorded top speed of 205 miles-per-hour.

All variants of the 2013 Corvette included dual projector-beam, high-intensity discharge headlights.  These headlight assemblies were available with color contrasting headlamp housings that came in either Blade Silver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, or Black.   Heated outside mirrors with a driver’s-side, auto-dimming feature came standard.  Convertibles equipped with a the 3LT and 4LT trim packages, as well as all Grand Sport Convertibles included a power-folding convertible top.  Customer-selectable brake caliper colors were also available in either red, yellow, silver or gray.

The base coupe and convertible models came equipped with standard five-spoke, silver-painted aluminum 18 x 8.5-inch front wheels and 19 x 10-inch rear wheels, all of which were matched with Goodyear Eagle F1 run flat tires.  Optional color variants for the coupe and convertible wheels included a five-spoke chrome aluminum, machine-face aluminum and black aluminum finishes.  Similarly, the Grand Sport Corvettes featured 18 x 9.5-inch front and 19 x 12-inch rear wheels.  Grand Sport wheels came standard in a silver-painted finish, while black and chrome finishes were also available.  The Grand Sport Wheels are wrapped in large 275/35ZR18 tires in front and 325/30ZR19 tires in the rear.

The 2013 427 Convertible Collectors Edition wheels featured a unique 10-spoke pattern and special "60" badging on the center caps.
The 2013 427 Convertible Collectors Edition wheels featured a unique 10-spoke pattern and special “60” badging on the center caps.

The upper echelon Corvettes – including the 427 Convertible Collectors Edition, as well as the Z06 and ZR1 coupes also offered consumers a few options when selecting the wheels for their cars.  On the 427 Convertible, the aforementioned Machined-face Cup-style aluminum wheels came standard, although optional Black Cup-style wheels and ZR1-style 20-spoke chrome wheels were also available to consumers.  On the Z06, a ten-spoke wheel design was introduced (18-inch in the front, 19-inch in the rear) which included a new black spider-design wheel set for the 2013 model year.   On the ZR1,  twenty-spoke painted aluminum wheels were offered – 19×10 inch in the front and 20×12 inch in the rear –as standard equipment, although a chrome-aluminum version was also available.  As an optional wheel, consumers could purchase new black-painted aluminum wheels and the lightweight cup-style wheels that came as part of the PDE ZR1 High Performance Package.  Machined Cup wheels with gray pockets were also made available on any ZR1 sold that year.

While the final year of the C6 Corvette was met with a fair amount of pomp-and-circumstance, its departure was most definitely

The 2014 Corvette was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show on January 14, 2013.
The 2014 Corvette was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show on January 14, 2013.

overshadowed by the arrival of the 2014 Corvette Stingray.  Even as the production of the 2013 Corvette was still underway, Chevrolet introduced the new C7 Corvette at an invitation-only “reveal” in Detroit on January 13, 2013.  The public debut of the new Corvette (a coupe) was introduced a day later at the North American Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Hall.  The C7 Corvette convertible would make its grand debut in Geneva on March 5th, 2013.  Each of these public unveilings was met by live-streaming across the internet, making these unveilings two of the most publicly viewed events in automotive history. The car itself was a continuation of the front-mounted V8 with rear-mounted transaxle configuration that had been introduced on the C5 and C6 models, although almost all of the 2014’s components were either new or redesigned.

Production of the 2013 Corvette would ultimately be cut short, with the final C6 Corvette rolling of the Bowling Green Assembly plant’s production line on February 28, 2013.  This early shut-down of production would enable GM to vastly re-tool the Assembly Plant to begin production of the seventh-generation Corvette.

But the 2013 model year would also see a few other triumphs for the last of the sixth-generation Corvettes.  While production halted early, Chevrolet had manufactured way more than enough models to continue to compete in the manufacturers’ and team championships in the American Le Mans series.  In October, 2013, drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen closed the ALMS series by winning the GT drivers’ championship at the Petit Le Mans.  The duo of drivers, joined by Jordan Taylor, took a sixth-place finish in their No. 3 Compuware Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, but the team had accumulated enough points throughout the 2013 season to win the championship.   The team had also clinched the GT manufacturer’s and team championships in the previous ALMS round at the Virginia International Raceway nearly two weeks before, meaning that the duo had swept the championships for the 2013 season – marking a fitting end to an impressive racing era as well as a notable conclusion to the sixth-generation Corvette.

2013 Corvette Specifications & Performance

See the complete breakdown of technical specifications for the 2013 Corvette, including engine, suspension, brakes, body dimensions, and power. Read more: 2013 Corvette Specifications.

Engine, Transmission & Performance

The big news was sitting inside the new 427 Convertible Collector Edition. It got the same 427 cubic inch engine in the much admired and respected Z06. It is similarly rated at 505 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It was the most powerful engine ever in a production Corvette convertible and recalls fond memories of the 1966 through 1969 model years when the exact same engine displacement was available in Corvette convertibles. Performance estimates included a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile acceleration of 11.8 seconds with lateral acceleration of 1.04g and a top speed of 190 mph. As with the Z06 and ZR1, weight saving carbon fiber was used extensively, including the raised hood (as on the 2011 Z06 carbon edition), the fenders and floor panels. The new convertible tipped the scales 3,355 lbs. slightly heavier than fixed roof Z06 @ 3,132 lbs. As with the Z06 and ZR1, the only transmission available is a six speed manual. Read more about 2013 Corvette Performance.

2013 Corvette Price & Options

Core Features & Factory Options

A 60th anniversary package would also be available on the other Corvette models and would include a Arctic White exterior with a Blue Diamond leather wrapped interior with suede accents. The convertible top will be blue. An optional graphics package adds full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the convertible top, extending the graphic theme over the roof. All 2013 Corvettes will feature special 60th anniversary badging on the fascias and the interior waterfall area of convertibles and 60th anniversary logos on the instrument panel and sill plates. 60th anniversary nose emblem. The same emblem also appeared on the interior waterfall area and beneath the rear spoiler.


There were a total of ten colors for the 2013 model year Corvette and the breakdown in production was as follows: Arctic White 2,938 (21.82%), Blade Silver 787 (5.84%), Inferno Orange 156 (1.16%), Black 2,878 (21.37%), Velocity Yellow 605 (4.49%), Cyber Gray 1,198 (8.90%), Torch Red 1,896 (14.08%), Crystal Red 1,260 (9.36%), Supersonic Blue 302 (2.24%), Night Race Blue 1,446 (10.74%). More 2013 color information.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Corvette Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $50,575.00.
  • Base Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $55,575.00.
  • Grand Sport Corvette Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $56,975.00.
  • Grand Sport Corvette Convertible with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 430 hp engine and six speed manual transmission:
  • $60,575.00.
  • Z06 Corvette Coupe with 427 cu. in. 505 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $76,575.00.
  • ZR1 Corvette Coupe with 6.2L 376 cu. in. 638hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $112,575.00.
  • 427 Convertible with 7.0L 427 cu. in. 505 hp engine and six speed manual transmission: $76,900.

More pricing and options information here.

1YY07 Base Corvette Coupe 2,597 $50,575
1YY67 Base Corvette Convertible 720 $55,575
1YG07 Grand Sport Corvette Coupe 4,908 $56,975
1YG67 Grand Sport Corvette Convertible 1,736 $60,575
1YY87 Z06 Corvette 471 $76,575
1YG67 427 Corvette Convertible 2,552 $60,575
1YY87 ZR1 Corvette 482 $76,900
2LT Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe/Convt 2,241 $2,145
2LZ Preferred Equipment Group – Z06 120 $4,660
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 2,723 $5,995
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 1,264 $7,995
3LT Preferred Equipment Group – 427 Convertible 0 $6,000
3LZ Preferred Equipment Group – Z06 241 $8,860
3ZR Preferred Equipment Group – ZR1 390 $10,000
4LT Preferred Equipment Group – Coupe 648 $9,495
4LT Preferred Equipment Group – Convertible 404 $11,495
4LT Preferred Equipment Group – 427 Convertible 1713 $95,005
BA5 Black Fender Badges (Grand Sport) 989 $100
B92 Carbon Fiber Hood (Z06) 2,677 $4,495
C2L Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe only) 978 $1,400
CC3 Removable Roof Panel, Transparent (coupe only) 834 $750
CFZ Carbon Fiber Package (Z06) 1,605 $3,995
D30 Non-recommended color trim/top combo 21 $590
ER1 Battery Protection Package 5,641 $100
F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control 5,605 $1,995
H33 Headlamp Color Gray/Silver/Black 1,714 $590
J55 Cross Drilled Brake Rotors 804 $500
J6C5 Siver/Gray/Yellow/Red Calipers 3,756 $595
MYC 6-Speed Paddle Automatic Transmission 7,229- $1,250
NPP Dual Mode Exhaust System 9,922 $1,195
PBC Engine Plant Build Experience (Z06/ZR1) 23 $5,800
PDE Performance Package, ZR1 274 $1,495
PIN Consumer-selectable VIN 12 $5,000
PYE Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Grand Sport) 4,567 $1,995
Q5V Machine Face Cup Style Alum Wheels (Z06/ZR1) 57 $995
Q6B Chrome 20-Spoke Aluminum Wheels (ZR1) 1,029 $2,000
Q6U Competition Black Aluminum Wheels (ZR1) 65 $495
Q7Z Competition Black Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 66 $495
Q8A Spider Chrome Aluminum Wheels (Z06) 131 $1,995
Q8B Competition Black Aluminum Wheels 202 $395
Q8K Machine Face Comp Gray Cup Alum Wheels 1,396 $995
QX3 Chrome Aluminum Wheels 1,270 $1,850
QZW Compeition Black Aluminum Wheels (Grand Sport) 1,253 $4,950
RQ1 Machine Faced Aluminum Wheels 131 $895
RUV Black Cup Alum Wheels (427 convert) 681 $495
R8C Corvette Museum Delivery 265 $490
T43 ZR1-style Spoiler, 427 convertible 5,926 $350
VK3 Front License Plate Bracket 8,504 $15
Z07 Z06 Ultimate Performance Package 274 $7,500
Z15 Grand Sport Heritage Package 878 $1,195
Z25 60th Anniversary 4LT Package 2,059 $1,075
Z27 427 Heritage Package 691 $1,195
Z30 60th Graphics Package 1,753 $750
0B1 Crossed Flag Headrest Embroidery 1,951 $300
36S Custom Stich, Yellow/Blue/Red 129 $395
28U Inferno Orange Paint 156 $300
45U Velocity Yellow Paint 605 $850
89U Crystal Red Paint 1,260 $850
GLB Supersonic Blue Paint 302 $300

More pricing and options information here.

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2013 Corvette Videos

We found a great shootout between the 2013 ZR1 and Z06 by Car and Driver and a more recent look at the 60th Anniversary Edition car. This just scratches the surface too, because we have way more 2013 Corvette Videos here.