We’re still floored by the sheer number of exterior styling options Chevy will offer on the new 2020 Corvette C8. As evidenced by the online configurator, buyers will have a vast array of colors, stripes and accents to choose from when speccing the 2020 Corvette to their taste. But the new mid-engine Corvette Coupe will also offer no less than three individual removable roof panel options, offering up a body-colored, transparent, or carbon fiber aesthetic, as desired.
|Roof Panel||Cost||RPO Code||CF7|
|Visible carbon fiber with body-color surround||$2,495||C2Z|
The previous-generation Corvette C7 was also offered with a transparent roof panel, which was priced at $2,100, so the 2020 Corvette’s transparent option is a bit more affordable in that regard. It’s also worth noting that the 2020 Corvette can be had with the Dual Roof Package, available with either body-colored panels (C2Q) or carbon fiber panels (C2M). The former costs $1,995, while the latter is $3,495.
These removable panels are perfect for those who enjoy a little blue-sky motoring every so often, providing quick access to unlimited headroom on the fly. After the panel is removed, it can be easily stored in a special spot in the rear cargo area just behind the engine. What’s more, with the roof gone, drivers can get an ear-full of the 2020 Corvette engine note, as provided by the naturally-aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine. Go for the optional performance exhaust, and that V8 growl will be more ever-present.
It’s also worth noting that Chevrolet is also expected to offer a proper C8 convertible model by the end of the year. Prototypes of the upcoming Corvette convertible have been spied several times in the last few weeks, each wearing some black-and-white camouflage and black netting around the roof section. Unlike the soft-tops of previous Vette convertible models, the 2020 Corvette Convertible will come with a retractable hardtop, resulting in an even more comfortable cabin.
So, which removable roof panel of the 2020 Corvette do you like the most? Vote in our poll just below.