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.