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 |  Jun 30 2012, 3:01 PM

Earlier this year, Chevrolet celebrated the Corvette’s birthday by letting the famous American sports car blow out its own candles, and next year it’ll be celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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 |  Mar 16 2012, 7:31 AM

Blowing candles out on a birthday cake seems like an age-old tradition, but who would have thought a car could do it? When one of America’s most famous sports car turned 60, Chevrolet decided to give it its candles to blow out.

The American automaker took a Corvette 427 Convertible out to the track that acted as a giant birthday cake and lit 60 candles along the pavement. A driver piloted the 7.0-liter Corvette – the same engine found in the Z06 – with 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque as it made its way around the course, blowing out its candles along the way.

Weighting in at 3,355 lbs, the Corvette 427 Convertible hits 60-mph in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed over 190-mph.

Watch the video after the break.

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