C8 mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible to debut on October 2

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GM introduced Monday that it’s going to debut the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette convertible on Oct. 2, lastly giving the world its first official take a look at the drop-top variant of the game-changing C8. 

Chevy teased the convertible when the coupe was revealed again in July, nevertheless it wasn’t till early September that we got a timeline for the convertible’s introduction. With a teaser video posted on Fb Monday, GM lastly gave us a agency date. The reveal will happen on the Kennedy House Heart Customer Complicated in Merritt Island, Florida.

Whereas the most important information for the C8-generation Corvette is the position of its 495-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-Eight behind the driving force’s seat, it seems that GM has extra methods up its sleeve for the convertible variant of the enduring American sports activities automobile. 

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Primarily based on the teaser images we have already seen, we all know the brand new Corvette sports activities a smooth flying-buttress design behind the roll-over construction and on the lid that covers the highest stowage space. What’s hiding underneath there? If rumors are to be believed, it is a power-retractable hard-top, which might be one other first for the Corvette nameplate. The design seems to remove the clear cowl over the engine on the coupe.

We all know that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette coupe will begin at $59,995 (together with vacation spot), and whereas pricing for the convertible has not but been introduced, we’re keen to guess that it’s going to begin round $65,000. The outgoing Corvette convertible’s premium over the coupe is $4,500, and we count on that to carry comparatively regular for the C8. 

It additionally stays to be seen what kind of weight penalty the convertible will carry. The extra construction for the C7 convertible resulted in a roughly 60-pound penalty. Relying on the supplies used within the C8’s high, the burden distinction may very well be roughly than that.

We most likely will not get all of those solutions on Oct. 2, however we’re hoping GM will present at the least a couple of new insights when the C8 convertible formally bows.