The 2020 Corvette C8 Convertible is here, dropping cover in an exclusive event at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. No doubt about it, the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a real rocket ship, and to light that candle, owners need their Chevrolet Corvette Convertible key fob. Now, we’re featuring the key to see what it offers in terms of design and capability.
We previously covered the 2020 Corvette Coupe key fob following the debut of the hardtop over the summer, and at a glance, the convertible’s key is mighty similar to that of its fixed-roof sibling.
Both keys offer a similar trapezoidal shape, which is constructed from the same black plastic, with silver trim found around the button interface and in the sides. We also find an identical button layout, with one clear exception—the bottom-most quarter of the key fob face. Unlike the six buttons on the Coupe key fob, the 2020 Corvette Convertible gets seven buttons total.
As we can see, the 2020 Corvette Convertible key fob divides the lower face into two buttons. The rightmost section, which is tagged with what appears to be a red speaker with lightning bolts coming out of it, is the “horn and lights” button. Pressing this button will remotely activate the alarm system, just like the large lower button found on the Coupe’s key. However, the Convertible’s key fob also includes a lower left button that will automatically open the foldable hardtop roof, as indicated by a lifting roof icon and arrow.
The rest of the buttons are identical to those of the Coupe. At the top, we find a lock and unlock function for the doors, as indicated by the lock icons. The middle round button is used to remotely start the engine, a feature that’s particularly useful for those drivers who live in climates that are either really cold or really hot (with the engine running, the climate control will engage to make the cabin comfortable before the driver gets inside). Finally, the middle buttons are for accessing the storage areas, with the left button popping the front trunk (or “frunk”), while the right button opens the rear trunk.
That’s it for now, but stay tuned, because we have additional 2020 Corvette Convertible content on the way. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.