2020 Corvette Convertible Makes Its Debut In GM Video13
You’ve already seen the 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe, along with the Z51 performance package equipped version of the new mid-engine sports car, so now it’s time to get familiar with the 2020 Corvette Convertible!
General Motors quietly showed off the 2020 Corvette Convertible in a teaser video it released last week. The video shows the Shadow Grey Metallic painted car sitting in a studio with its electronically folding hardtop hiding away in its rear storage compartment. Two rear buttresses jet out from the seat headrests, giving it a similar look to other convertible mid-engine cars like the Ferrari 488 Spyder and McLaren 720S Spider.
The 2020 Corvette Convertible in question also appears to be equipped with the optional Z51 package, so we know you’ll be able to throw the performance upgrade pack on the drop-top version, although this is to be expected.
Another interesting detail is the lack of a transparent engine cover. The folding roof likely plants itself partially on top of the engine compartment when it is stowed away, so there’d be no point in GM trying to show off the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine. A rather tiny engine compartment vent ensures the 495 horsepower motor receives ample cooling, however.
One final aspect of the convertible that we noticed is the small clear notch that connects the two rear buttresses in the middle, just ahead of the engine compartment. This appears to be a little windscreen and should help reduce buffeting and wind noise when traveling at higher speeds or on the highway. A collapsible mesh screen is sometimes used in place of such a device on other convertibles. We assume that this small window goes up when the top is up, and can be controlled to be either up or down when the top is stowed (in convertible mode).
Apart from the folding hardtop roof and other small details like we mentioned here, the 2020 Corvette Convertible should have similar performance statistics to the coupe. Convertible sports and supercars are sometimes a bit heavier than their coupe counterparts due to additional rigidity/bracing and added moving parts, but the difference is now smaller than ever thanks to engineering advancements. In addition, the Corvette has always been developed in Coupe and Convertible variants from the onset, ensuring that the underlying structure supports both body styles.
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I think I’ve got a woody. .
Kind of looks like this model might be missing some weight in the back/mid, like maybe a motor? That’s a lot of fender clearance for a Corvette.
It is a mock up.
The mind reels at the potential of the C8 Corvette especially when powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the new LT2 6.2L OHV-2v V8 making as much as 1,200 hp and with an aero-kit to allow the C8 to achieve a top speed of over 220 mph.
Jay Leno was hitting 212 in a C7 ZR1 six months ago, a stock with an engineer from Chevy. Two guys in their sixties doing over 200 mph in a stock Chevy, the C8 will achieve much more, but do you really need it? Maybe good bragging rights over the Italians charging 5 times as much. Have 15-year-old Porsche that hits 180, haven’t had the need to wind that out and don’t track it, though the 0-60 is fun once in a while.
Massive difference between the convertible and the targa. Hope people will know they are both Corvettes! ?
Seeing this machine causes the secretion of adrenaline. Inside this car should always be chocolate
This C8 probably has had more engineering prowess than any GM vehicle ever. Other than windshield wiper blades, it looks like nothing came out of the parts bin from the C7. A beautiful car.
Looks like they borrowed the look from Ferrari Italia Spider and Ferrari 488 Spider. Everyone keeps talking about the Corvette affordability over it’s revivals, but you have to take into consideration the build of materials (BOM) such as carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, etc. It’s cheaper to build a vehicle with fiberglass over carbon fiber, carbon/plastic composite, and even though I like the looks of the new Corvette I am going to wait a couple of years for the ZR1 rendition of the Corvette. This will be the car to get as I know it will more closely compare from a BOM to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi R8, Porsche, etc,. Right now this car will be affordable and most likely flood the market and lose the pedigree that you get with Ford GT 500, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche GT3 RS, etc,. One thing I loved about those cars is the prestige of owning a true supercar and when you have the opportunity to see one up close you feel that excitement. You can clearly see what makes those cars special. Only time will tell if the Corvette will end up like the Pontiac Fiero, and Toyota MR2. When these cars came out everyone bought one and the excitement was over quickly. I can’t wait for the reviews to come out and see the Corvette go against its competitors. That’s when we will see if the Corvette can be compared to a supercar. Only time will tell, but for now I can’t wait to see the ZR1 rendition.
The Corvette has been an American icon since 1953 and will continue to be. Hopefully they will flood the market; I want mine as soon as the convertible comes out. Edward, save your hundred dollar bills and buy a Ferrari, you’ll be much happier with the exclusivity and the outrageous maintenance cost…especially when I pull up next to you at a light and probably show you the beautiful rear end of my Corvette…
wait until someone pulls up in a Tesla and leaves you in the dust.
The Corvette is a Corvette when the Tesla well just a Tesla.
Come back when Tesla wins LeMans and Daytona head to head with Ice.
The Vette touches all the senses with looks, feel and sound.
While Tesla sounds like a Craftsman Drill. And only for a couple runs as each one gets slower.