months after GM introduced the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the company
revealed the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible at the Geneva Motor Show
The company says the car's electronic convertible top can be raised or
lowered even when the car is moving at up to 30 mph.
Take a look at the picture above and in the gallery below, and you'll
notice that the body of this new convertible is quite similar to its
coupe brandmate. One missing design element will be the air intakes in
front of the rear wheels that are present in the coupe, but not in the
One of the benefits of the Corvette's new rigid aluminum frame is the
fact that it's 57% stiffer than its predecessor.
the benefits of the Corvette's new rigid aluminum frame is the fact that
it's 57% stiffer than its predecessor. In this new convertible, that
means there's no need for additional structural reinforcement that's
usually required in convertibles of this type, including the currently-available
The company says the car will have similar specs to the Corvette
Stingray hardtop coupe, with the same 6.2 L, 450 hp V-8 engine under the
hood. The car cranks out 450 lb-ft of torque, enough to slam your back
into the seat when you put the pedal to the metal. And you'll have your
choice of shifting using a Formula One-like automatic transmission with
paddle shifting, or a 7-speed manual with Chevy's Active Rev Match,
technology that matches the engine speed to your gear selections.
Chevrolet added in a press release that the convertible's three-ply roof
is stuffed with sound absorbent padding, which the company says should "contribute
to a quiet cabin and premium appearance."
The company plans to ship both the convertible and the coupe in "late
2013," but the prices haven't been announced yet. However, executives
said earlier this year that if enthusiasts can afford a 2013 Corvette,
they will be able to afford this new 2014 model.