The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible will debut as the first hardtop and mid-engine convertible in Corvette history.
The mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray was engineered as a convertible, and therefore maintains the tunnel dominant structure and use of high-integrity die-cast parts found in the Stingray coupe. The new hardtop will be able to provide a quitter cabin and increased security when compared to the previous soft-tops, and it still has the ability to store two sets of golf clubs in the trunk, even with the top down.
The Stingray convertible’s incredible design was inspired by fighter jets, as the tonneau cover features aerodynamically shaped nacelles influenced by the housing used for jet engines. The Corvette’s two-piece top can be activated at speeds up to 30 mph and retract quickly by using a Corvette first six electric motors. Switching from hydraulic systems to electric motors increases reliability.
Just like the Stingray coupe, the convertible uses a 6.2-liter small block V8 LT2 engine, which produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This amount of horsepower and torque is the highest ever for any entry Corvette.
Interested Corvette Stingray shoppers can start to build and price their own Corvette on the 2020 Corvette visualizer, and production is set to begin for convertibles in late first-quarter 2020. See it then at Blaise Alexander Chevrolet!