2014 Corvette Convertible Making First Stop In America

Posted by: Matt Iasenzaniro onMarch 24th, 2013

In January we were introduced to the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and earlier this month we saw the first official pictures of the new C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, and at the Geneva Auto Show we got to see some great shots of it in person. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get anybody to Geneva ourselves so we have to wait until the New York International Auto Show to snap our own pictures and conjure our own opinions. Until then, here’s what we know.

The C7 was designed to be both coupe and convertible, and you can tell. The flat hot-tub line from A-pillar to trunk isn’t there, the smooth curves on the top of the doors remain and give it a beautiful shape. It’s sleek, it’s sexy and, depending on who you ask, it’s better looking than the coupe.

The soft-top features a glass rear window and sound absorbing material in an attempt to keep the wind noise out and engine sound in. It’s a powered top that can be opened or closed in 21 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph.

Other differences from the coupe include a 5-way adjustable drive mode selector, with settings designed for everything between touring and tracking, and the elimination of a couple vents on the rear of the car. The convertible comes standard with the premium interior fittings of the coupe, with carbon fiber trim and leather/suede seats. Sport seats remain an option.

Stay tuned for our gallery and first impressions from the New York International Auto Show!

When he’s not busy writing about cars or travelling the auto show circuit, he’s reviewing apps and video games related to the automotive world. In his spare time, Matt is a motorcycle enthusiast, trying not to kill himself riding along with the crazy local drivers. He is also a weekly contributor in the Motor Mondays segment on News Talk 770.

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