Chevrolet ends Corvette C6 production: 2014 C7 Stingray Convertible says hello before Geneva
Chevrolet has produced the last of its C6 Corvette and now is on the brink of launching their new convertible variant of the C7 Corvette Stingray, which was officially launched at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January this year.
Just like its coupe variant, the convertible C7 will also be powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine capable of 450 bhp and 450 lb/ft torque mated to a seven speed manual or six speed automatic. The Corvette Stingray Convertible sales are schedule to commence by early 2014. Official images reveal a rear deck which indicates very clearly that the convertible variant will follow its Corvette C6 predecessor while it possesses a fabric roof as against the folding metal type.
Earlier this year, the first production model of 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Coupe was auctioned for $1.05 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Similarly, the very first production model of 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, too will be auctioned in April 2013 at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach collector car auction. All proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Speaking about thier new convertible, Corvette chief engineer, Tadge Juechter says, “Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car. The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation – be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting back roads.”
Why choose an European show for world debut of the American car, Susan Docherty, President and MD, Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe says, “It’s fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over. It is an icon that has long been recognised and admired even in countries where it’s never been officially offered.”