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Brandon from Vette Titans spotted the C8 Z06 in the hard top convertible just like Chevy offers in the base C8 Corvette Stingray model. Brandon caught the C8 Z06 out testing in the streets and one of them putting the top down and follows them for a good 6 minutes or so.
The current C8 Corvette convertibles are an extra $7,500 for that option with the C8 Z06 pricing isn’t confirmed yet and there are no details until October 26th 2021 reveal date.
2023 C8 Z06 CONVERTIBLE ~ MY JOURNEY TO CAPTURE THEM
It looks like their will be 3 variants of the C8 Z06 in 2023, a base model C8 Z06, a C8 Z06 with the Z07 track package, and a C8 Z06 convertible. Although this one seems real quiet in the video like the new C8 Corvette E Ray will be.
This video below is from Mid Engine Corvette Forum (see description below video)
A good friend of mine, Roger, made my day this morning.
Roger checked into the hotel outside Columbus, Ohio Tuesday night and noticed a C8 parked out back. Upon further investigation, lo and behold four Z06 test mules were staying in the hotel. Roger is on the list to buy a C8 Z06 so is very aware of this car.
Next morning Roger was able to listen to them as they left the hotel parking lot and accelerate onto the freeway. The exhaust sound of four of the Z06’s was exceptional! The last one drove by leaving the parking lot in silent mode, no exhaust sound, even getting up on the freeway. Apparently moving under all electric power. Assuming the E Ray.
Here are some photos and video Roger was able to take. Security was very tight.
He has released a “Bravo” package which he shows on the First C8 Corvette Convertible to get a Twin Turbo set up.
He also created and just released a C8 Tuner to help with ECU adjustments including the mass air flow calibration.
Per Alex Peitz Twin Turbo C8 Convertible video description:
The research and development phase is finally over! We are proud to present the first and only twin-turbo convertible C8. This video focuses on the results after we have installed our base Bravo package not utilizing methanol or a boost controller.
Rob Ferretti shares a P0700 Chevy Corvette Transmission code (Transmission Control System Malfunction) along with high pressure and low pressure Transmission fluid check engine light codes (P0869, P0868).
He thought maybe its a minor issue because it was a low and high pressure check engine lights at the same time. Also, Mr. Rob Ferretti (SuperSpeeders Rob on YouTube) has had issues with his local Chevrolet dealership already where they don’t provide great customer service.
Rob Ferretti Sells His C8 Corvette but is Getting Another One
In this video you will see Rob Ferretti talk about how great his C8 Corvette was as a rental and made him over 100k. Now he is going to take advantage of the C8 Corvette market and high demand and little supply since he has a C8 Corvette Convertible coming in.
Sounds like he is going to wholesale the car and it just lost its Roof but other than that its been a great car.
Just Took Delivery Of My Newest C8 – Surprised Myself With One Option
And just like that Rob Ferretti (SuperSpeedersRob) on YouTube is selling on C8 Corvette rental and already bought a new C8 Corvette Convertible to replace it.
I arrived at Corvettes at Carlisle this afternoon, said “hi” to Mike Furman and our friends from Spring Mountain Motor Resort/Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, checked out Mike Furman’s 2020 Corvette Coupe, and then found Al & Andrea showing off their newly delivered 2020 Corvette Hard Top Convertible (HTC). Al talked with me about their new Corvette and allowed me to check out the top and rear window operation, engine access, and other elements of the new HTC. Thanks to Al & Andrea for taking time to share their new Corvette with us! My apologies for the wind noise during the interview. The wind was blowing so hard that organizers asked people to either stake their tents or take them down.
Check out this video from YouTuber Speed Phenom as he rides in the passenger seat of the brand new C8 Corvette Convertible. This is the first video we have seen on YouTube to show what it’s like driving the new C8 Corvette from the passenger perspective.
The C8 Corvette Stingray convertible will have a power-folding hard top.
The convertible will enter production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in early 2020.
The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe
The top folds with the help of six electric motors, can stow beneath the tonneau cover in as little as 16 seconds, and operates at speeds up to 30 mph.
The convertible will cost $7500 more than the coupe, which will keep base models below $68,000. The car will start production in late 2019, with deliveries to follow in the first quarter of 2020.
Chevy also rolled out a C8R race car and will be giving details on it later this month
Check out the New C8 Corvette Convertible pictures!
The C8 convertible has arrived
Corvette has always been convertible-first, and the 2020 Stingray carries on that heritage with a first-ever production retractable hardtop. This no-compromises convertible features a top that flows seamlessly into the body while maintaining the vehicle’s impressive storage capabilities. And performance remains high when the top goes down, making this the most track-capable Corvette convertible in history.
A true performance hardtop
The two-piece hardtop can activate at speeds up to 30 mph with the power of six electric motors for improved reliability in extreme temperatures. The convertible weighs a mere 77 pounds more than coupe and the top is available in body-color or Carbon Flash.
They linked to the 2020 C8 page of their website so our guess its going to have the same engine, specs, powertrain and 1LT, 2LT, 3LT just with a drop top version and no auto glass to see the beautiful mid engine.
Also, to note Corvette convertibles in general are only about 15-20% of the overall orders for corvettes in general as discussed here in this video about the C8 and the demand.
And here are some recent C8 Corvette Convertible spied videos.
Other Blogs or News we found on the C8 Corvette Convertible
Is a base 2021 C8 Corvette Z51 convertible the sports car you should buy?
Per YouTube Channel Raiti’s Rides the C8 Corvette is going down in history for many reasons for Chevrolet.
One the biggest reasons is how an owner can personalize it many different ways right from the factory. By going 1LT that will allow you to free up money to put towards other things like the Z51 pkg, painted top, and custom wheels.
Under the engine hatch is the 6.2L V8 that is pumping out 495HP & mated to an 8-speed DCT.