‘Tis the season for the much-anticipated auto shows: concepts will be revealed, old models will be redesigned, and new ideas are explored.
For Chevy, the main course will be the Corvette Stingray, where it will be featured in the new convertible version. Unlike the Detroit Auto Show in Denver, the Stingray will be featured amongst million-dollar Bugattis, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis, which had some Chevy fans anticipating how it would stack up.
In sleek charcoal gray paint, the convertible Stingray will feature the same 6.2-Liter V-8 engine as the coupe version. This allows you to enjoy the same 450 horsepower and torque whether you like your top up or down.
Aesthetically, the convertible doesn’t stray too far from the original coupe design. Aside from the obvious roofing difference, only the coupe’s air intakes above the rear wheel have been removed from the convertible.
The frame will still feature the lighter, stiffer frame as the coupe, which accounts for the nearly identical power-to-weight ratio. Likewise, the same six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and the seven-speed manual transmission are both available in either the coupe or convertible version.
The Chevy Stingray has come a long way in seven generations, and is projected to be a hit at next week’s auto show in Geneva. The auto show is scheduled to run March 5th-17th.