Many nice features in special edition
liter V-8 engine. Even at idle, driver and passenger feel the vibration of 436 horses waiting to run.
And run they will, to the tune of 0-60 in about 4 seconds. I offered up rides to many co-workers almost like a ride at an amusement park — and just as fun, too.
A wide, blue stripe (part of the 60th anniversary package) ran up the middle of the hood of my arctic white tester, with a subtle stripe over the cloth top carrying down the back.
Let the top down, climb in and see many special touchpoints inside. In addition to the aforementioned 60th anniversary badging, diamond blue leather seats comfort the driver and the passenger. Firm, yet supportive, the seats help your body blend into the machine.
A Bose premium audio system was part of an additional package but really helped crank up the sound while the top was down.
As is expected of the Corvette and its low profile, you do “feel” the road, although admittedly not as badly thanks to a magnetic selective ride control, which helped defer some of the road feel. It did not take away from the Corvette driving experience in the least.
The ’Vette has a fuel economy rating of 15 city and 25 highway. In a week’s worth of heavy-footed driving, I averaged about 17 mpg. But honestly, it’s a Corvette, so what does it matter how many times you have to refuel? You will look good while doing it anyway.
The starting price of the convertible is $59,600. There is also a coupe edition. With several extra packages, including the 60th anniversary package and the premium equipment package, my tester had a final price of $78,485.
I’ve driven more expensive vehicles than this. I’ve even driven faster cars. But I will certainly remember the 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible for a long time. I guess that’s what’s made the ’Vette endure for 60 years. tree limbs. So it’s easier for him to maintain a steady speed without the distractions.
Ray: So if you’re convinced that he’s cognitively OK — and it sounds like he is, from the work he’s doing — and you’re convinced that he’s not doing this just to drive you crazy, then you want to make sure his eyesight and hearing are where they should be.
Tom: If he passes those tests, then he’s just entering geezerdom. Sorry, Gayle — it happens to all of us! Or at least those lucky enough to make it that far. In which case, you have two choices.
Ray: One is to take up meditation. That’ll help you learn to accept life at his new speed. The other is to do the driving yourself when you go out together.
Tom: Maybe you can sell him on the fact that he’ll be freer to enjoy his surroundings since you’ll be watching the road.
Ray: Right. That way, he can take note of the bushes that bloom twice.