By Chad Waite | January 13, 2012
Can you believe that the Chevy Corvette has been around for over 60 years now? As a true American motoring icon, the car that wears the cross flags as an emblem has gone through six generations over the years yielding plenty of special editions and one-offs.
Now, Chevy is celebrating the Corvette’s 60th birthday with a special convertible that will be- you guessed it- limited. But unlike other special editions that just feature new paint colors and an extra radio station preset, this Vette gets the 427-cubic-inch LS7 motor from the track focused ZO6. And that means 505-horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque all on demand at the rear wheels.
Chevy says it should top out at 190-mph and nix 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds. For those of you wondering, yes, this is by far and away the fastest Corvette convertible ever made.
The first model will be auctioned off for charity at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson classic auctions should you want it and have a couple spare stacks of cash needing to disappear.