Chevy Unveils Hardtop ‘Vette

All images courtesy Chevrolet Media
Chevy Unveils Hardtop 'Vette
All images courtesy Chevrolet Media

Driving with the wind blowing in your hair has always been a part of the Corvette mystique – that’s never going to change. The first Corvette produced in 1953 was only available as a convertible, in fact. Building upon that heritage, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will be the first mid-engine Corvette convertible with a hardtop in the car’s history.

Chevy Unveils Hardtop 'Vette

Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president, told reporters, “We put the world on notice when we introduced the first mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette a few months ago, and now we’re raising the bar with the first-ever hardtop Corvette convertible. And the convertible will be priced only $7,500 more than the entry 1LP Stingray coupe.”

Chevy Unveils Hardtop 'Vette

Chevrolet says the mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray was engineered from the start as a convertible, maintaining the use of high-integrity die-cast parts and tunnel-dominant structure from the Stingray coupe. The hardtop was engineered to seamlessly stow into the body of the car while not losing any of the storage capacity of the coupe. The coupe’s front storage compartment is also retained. Increased security, a cleaner look and a quieter cabin are other features of the hardtop convertible.

Chevy Unveils Hardtop 'Vette

Corvette program engineering manager Josh Holder said their “goal from the beginning was to make sure customers didn’t have to sacrifice any functionality, performance, or comfort when choosing the hardtop convertible. We managed to keep the same design theme as the coupe, as well as the exceptional storage capacity and track capability.”

Chevy Unveils Hardtop 'Vette

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Mike's love of cars began in the early 1970's when his father started taking him to his Chevron service station. He's done pretty much everything in the automotive aftermarket from gas station island attendant, parts counter, mechanic, and new and used sales. Mike also has experience in the amateur ranks of many of racing's sanctioning bodies.

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