Exactly one year after the official announcement of the new Chevrolet Corvette’s arrival in Mexico, General Motors has just officially launched the convertible variant of the iconic sports car in the Mexican market. In this sense, the arrival of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible ushers in the second model year of the C8 Corvette in the Latin American country.
As such, the main novelty of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette in Mexico is the addition of the second body variant with the first retractable hardtop in the model’s history – although a single unit of the 2020 Corvette Convertible was officially sold in the country. The retractable hardtop features a fighter jet-inspired aerodynamic design that helps reduce wind turbulence in the cabin and provide a more exotic look to the vehicle with the roof up or down.
“When the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was only available as a convertible, so the thrill of open-air driving has always been part of its essence,” said Chevrolet Marketing Manager for GM Mexico, Adriana Schutte, in a press release. “This attribute adds to the incredible design, technology, performance, superior craftsmanship and luxury of the well-known eighth generation, to make it even more fun,” she added.
In Mexico, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is offered exclusively in a single trim level equipped as standard with the Z51 package. The Corvette C8’s retractable hardtop, which is made up of two pieces and can be activated at speeds of up to 30 mph, excels in providing a quieter cabin, increased safety and a cleaner appearance compared to previous soft-top designs.
Like the Coupe, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 engine that produces a maximum output of 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the high-performance exhaust system. It’s mated to Chevrolet’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, featuring quick gear changes and steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is now available in the country’s ten official Chevrolet Performance stores, located in Mexico City (3), Monterrey, Guadalajara, Querétaro, Cancun, San Luis Potosí, Puebla and Culiacán. It includes a high level of standard equipment such as OnStar advanced connectivity services as well as the latest version of the Corvette infotainment system, and is GM Mexico’s second vehicle integrating Amazon Alexa.
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette’s MSRP in Mexico is 2,790,000 MXN, which is equivalent to about $133,320 USD at the current exchange rate.