Chevrolet Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray ConvertiblePosted by: Kenny Chan onMarch 5th, 2013
We’ve been waiting in anticipation for awhile now but Chevrolet was in Geneva showing off the all new 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible to the press at the Geneva Motor Show. The new convertible vette features a fully electric top that can be lowered at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30mph) and can even be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob–great for those extremely sunny days to let all the hot air out.
“The convertible has been a part of the heart and soul of Corvette since the very beginning in 1953,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “With the all-new Corvette Stingray, we designed and developed the coupe and convertible simultaneously. As a result, the Corvette Stingray offers an open-top driving experience with no compromise in performance, technology or design.”
The convertible Corvette Stingray comes with basically everything you would find on the Corvette Stingray coupe that we were introduced to in Detroit during the NAIAS. As both models were designed at the same time and because of the new more rigid aluminum frame in the latest generation Corvette, the only major changes are limited to accomodating the folding fabric top and repositioned seat belts. Both the coupe and convertible Stingrays are expected to put down similar performance figures as the weight differences are minimal.
The Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible arrive in global markets in late 2013, with left-hand-drive models to be offered in Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Japan and Russia. Changes to Corvettes for export vary only in equipment required to accommodate a respective market’s regulations, such as lighting, headlamp washers and outside mirrors.