C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible to Debut in GenevaPosted by: Kenny Chan onFebruary 7th, 2013
Chevrolet announced today that the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible will be making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. There will be no additional changes or engine choices offered with the convertible Stingray and all options and technology found on the C7 Stingray Coupe that was recently unveiled in Detroit. No official photos were released, but we’ve included pictures that we’ve found on The Auto Insider blog.
“It’s fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over,” said Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe. “It is an icon that has long been recognized and admired even in countries where it’s never officially been offered.”
There are Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs in more than 100 countries, and 58 percent of the 1.1 million fans who “Like” Corvette’s official Facebook page reside outside the United States.
“Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation – be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting back roads.”
Like its coupe brethren, the first production convertible stingray will also be auctioned off for charity. Proceeds from the convertible stingray auction will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The coupe managed to raise $1.05M, so hopefully the BAKCI will see a similar financial injection.
Photos: The Auto Insider