2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible World Premiere: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible World Premiere: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Ever since the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Vette enthusiasts worldwide knew that its convertible variant wouldn’t be far behind.

And as expected, the American automaker has officially unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show today. According to Chevrolet, the only structural changes to the convertible model were limited to accommodations for the folding top along with repositioned safety belt mounts. The all-new, fully-electronic top found on the Stingray Convertible can be lowered remotely using the key fob. Though its basically the same as the coupe, the convertible undoubtedly emphasizes the sports car’s low, lean proportion even more.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

The top on the Stingray Convertible can also be opened or closed on the go of course, at speeds of up to 30 mph. Its folding mechanism is an all-new design, allowing the top to be lowered in 21 seconds. And for those worried that the convertible would be noisy, Chevrolet focused hard on addressing that issue. Using a thick, three-ply fabric top, the American automaker reinforced the convertible with sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window, helping contribute to a quiet cabin while maintaining a premium appearance.

Other subtle changes announced by the automaker today include the relocation of the air intakes from the rear quarter panels on the coupe to the underbody. As mentioned before, the use of an all-new aluminum frame structure on the Corvette Stingray has allowed the American automaker to forego any structural reinforcements for the convertible model. The tonneau cover for the convertible was also constructed from lightweight Sheet Molded Compound, that’s also found on the Stingray’s fenders, doors, and rear quarter panels.

Most importantly however, Chevrolet firmly stated that the coupe and the convertible feel almost identical behind the wheel, thanks to sharing a common chassis tuning, power-to-weight ratios, and structural rigidity.

Now all Americans have to do is wait for Chevy to start cranking out production for its Corvette Stingray.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.maiolo Jesse Maiolo

    I’m sorry,the new Vette just doesn’t do anything for me..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GF6GUFRX4YUJYSA4MNRYFW2JFY TerryM

    Stop trolling and move on.

  • JB

    This corvette is not a stingray,it is a C 6 on the sides,C 6 on the front end with a small amount of modifications,and lord knows the rear end is a modified  2013 Camaro,you guys at GM need to break this old mold and stop trying to full the public,you need to retro back to the 69 corvette stingray,and stop fooling around with us potential buyers.

  • Rvic84vette

    I understand what you are saying — so I redesigned a c-4   hope it is more like you are thinking  Bob Vickers

  • Cgonline

    Ah yes, we marketing guys at GM want the Camaro buyers to “think” they are driving a Corvette. BTW when is the last time you saw a Fiat that looked like a Ferrari? What a stupid concept.

  • Harrison

    I love the engineering improvements, but don’t like the Camaro taillights! 

  • Speedracerta

    GM Needs To Hire College Kids To Design The Next Corvette…. Not Some Old Fart with a couple of strands of hair on his head……. Please Do me a favor 

  • Cap

    Very true!!!  They had the chance to make an awesome sportscar with the ideas that were out there and instead went witht the old farts and a shunned what people really want.  Bunch of morons!!!

  • Young

    Realy, seriously… Camero tail lights and cadalac headlights…This car is nothing like the concept. Looks like they are using up the leftover parts from the Camero’s and CTSV’ s they could not sell

  • Captcruz

    I was thinking the exact same thing!!!  Concept??!!!??  WTF EVER!!!!

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