We didn’t make it to the Geneva Motor Show this year, but we should be thankful that publications such as Car & Driver did, as they were able to discover something truly peculiar about the recently unveiled 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible at the Chevrolet booth. Just to the left of the C7 Convertible’s digital tachometer is the very recognizable icon of two interlocking rotor vanes. AKA, a twin-screw supercharger.
It’s very mysterious as to why the Stingray Convertible would feature a boost gauge, while the hard-top model has no such thing with its free-breathing LT1 V8. Chevrolet even confirmed that the new 2014 Corvette Convertible would cradle the same engine, and be pretty much the same car as the Stingray Coupe, but with a soft top. So what gives? We’re a little stumped at the moment. Was it just for show? A possible bug in the digital readout?
Well, we do know that there are supercharged C7 Corvettes currently undergoing testing, but allegedly the forced induction is reserved for the Z06 and ZR1 supercars. So, we’re going to have to do some deep digging to uncover this mystery. Continue to check back on GM Authority for more on this topic, and for extensive coverage of GM News.