NEW C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures! JUST RELEASED

Chevy Just Released the C8 Corvette Convertible Pictures and Details from Florida and they look sick! For the First time ever Corvette is offering a hard top drop top convertible!

This new C8 Corvette Convertible is so good it might even outsell the coupe eventually. At least it will be more than 20% of Corvettes ordered as compared to Corvette Coupes and Corvette Convertibles were in the passed discussed here.

 

  • 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!

Per Chevrolet.com

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.

More about the C8 Corvette Convertible

Other C8 Corvette Convertible Articles from Great Car Resources

C8 Corvette Convertible Unveil Video

The Corvette Team introduced the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex on the night of Wednesday, October 2nd.

The C8 Convertible is Chevrolet’s first hardtop mid-engine Convertible and it will start at $67,495.

Awesome Convertible Mid Engine C8 Corvette Video! (First EVER Hard Top Corvette Convertible)

What $71,945 3LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 3LT trim level. The 3LT car starts at $71,945 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

Per GM, Chevrolet.com and their official 3LT Price Guide

3LT is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior and standard GT2 seats in Napa Leather. Includes everything in 2LT, plus:

  • GT2 Seats with Napa Leather and Carbon
  • Fiber Trim Custom Leather
  • Wrapped Interior Suede
  • Wrapped Upper Interior Trim Leather
  • Wrapped Lower Doors

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension

Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels

XFN All Season Performance Tires

J6A Black Caliper

EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents

EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package

CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel

AH2 GT2 Seats

IWE Suede-wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package

719 Black Seat Belts

UQH Bose Performance Series Audio, 14 Speakers

UV6 Head-Up Display

UQT Performance Data & Video recorder

What $67,296 2LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 2LT trim level. The 2LT car starts at $67,295 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

Per Chevy Dude:

2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-keyed interior options. Includes everything in 1LT, plus:
Head-Up Display
Power Lumbar and Wing Adjustment
Wireless Phone Charging†
Heated and Vented Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
Navigation with Traffic†
Performance Data Recorder
SiriusXM satellite Radio®† with 1-year Subscription
Universal Home Remote Sun Visor
Power-Folding Mirrors
Rear Camera Mirror† – Coupe
Memory Package
Curb View Camera†
Side Blind Zone Alert†
Rear Cross Traffic Alert†
Advanced Theft-Deterrent System
Parcel Nets

Per GM, Chevrolet.com here is their official C8 Corvette 2LT Price Guide as well.

C8 Corvette 2LT

2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options. Includes everything in 1LT, plus:
Additional interior color options
Bose Performance Series 14-Speaker Audio System
Heated/vented seats and heated steering wheel
Available GT2 seats in Napa leather
Head-Up Display and PDR

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension
Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels
XFN All Season Performance Tires
J6A Black Caliper
EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents
EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package
CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel
AQ9 GT1 Seats
NK4 Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
719 Black Seat Belts
UQH Bose Performance Series Audio, 14 Speakers
UV6 Head-Up Display
UQT Performance Data & Video recorder

What $59,995 1LT C8 Corvette Gets You

Here is everything you get in the 1LT C8 Corvette package from GM’s own website and the Chevy Dude, you provides a visual Youtube video of all the features.

He breaks down the difference between the 1LT, 2Lt, and 3LT C8 Corvettes in these three recent videos.

In this video, Chevy Dude showcases the entire 2020 Corvette with the 1LT trim level. The 1LT car starts at $59,995 and has a LOT of bang for its buck.

1LT is the car for driving purists who want the lightest Stingray possible, but one that’s still very well equipped.

  • Bose premium 10-speaker system
  • Standard 8-way power GT1 seats
  • Driver Mode Selector
  • All-season performance tires

Here’s a link to the 1LT 2020 C8 Corvette Price Guide

Standard 1LT C8 Equipment

CODE NAME

LT2 6.2 LT2 V8 Engine

M1L 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

FE1 Corvette Standard Suspension

Q8P Bright Silver Open Spoke Wheels

XFN All Season Performance Tires

JL9 Brakes – 4-wheel antilock

EFR Carbon Flash Exterior Trim Accents

EYT Carbon Flash exterior badge package

CF7 Removable Body-color Roof Panel

J6A Black Caliper

AQ9 GT1 Seats

NK4 Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

719 Black Seat Belts

UQS Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 10-Speaker

2020 C8 Corvette Z51 – Just the Noise (the Smoking Tire)

Check out this video of the new mid engine 2020 C8 Corvette with the Z51 package going around a track and listen to its engine and exhaust!

Sounds amazing! Can’t wait for the C8.R or Z06 version with an even louder exhaust or when Corsa makes an exhaust for the C8

C8 Corvette Convertible, Everything We Know So Far

The 2020 C8 Corvette Convertible will be unveiled on October 2nd, 2019 per Chevrolet’s Twitter

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

C8 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE WILL DEBUT AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
New Corvette Stingray Convertible To Be Revealed At Kennedy Space Center
Chevrolet’s Big Reveal Plans For 2020 Corvette Convertible

 

Ultimate List of Rapid Blue C8 Corvette Videos

This post is dedicated to the #1 most liked, hottest trend of a color Corvette has ever let a customer choose, the 2020 C8 Corvette Rapid Blue.

We will be keeping this post updated with the latest videos of the Rapid Blue C8 Corvette out in the wild and on the streets.

C8 Corvette Rapid Blue Videos

 

2020 Corvette C8 Spotted Doing Some Filming

 

Rapid Blue Corvette C8 Start up, Rev, Cold Start

Will the GM Strike Affect the Production and Delivery Dates of the New C8?

GM has moved all UAW workers to Cobra healthcare and as of Tuesday, September 17th while talks continue the strike continues.

GM wants an end to the strike. Strikes are all about negotiating leverage, as UAW’s first push shutting down all of GM’s US plants including the Bowling Green Kentucky plant where the new mid engine C8 corvette will be made starting December 2nd, costing the company about $100 million per day.

While at once cutting its costs during the walkout, GM is forcing massive health care costs over to the union. This should put pressure on the UAW and the striking employees to want to get a deal done faster vs. paying for healthcare cost themselves vs. the golden healthcare coverage GM provides.

A letter by UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes to the company Monday presumed GM would keep UAW rank and file on the company health care plan until Oct. 1, but asked for clarification.

GM clarified Tuesday morning, saying the answer is no.

If employees continue to strike until December when the new 2020 Mid engine C8 corvette is suppose to be starting production this will push back all orders whether you were the first to order the car back in July of this year right after the C8 corvette unveil on July, 18, 2019.

As a C8 preorder customer crossing our fingers the strike will end soon but we will keep you posted with updates on this blog.

Recent News about the UAW GM Strike that affects the C8 Corvette Production

Could 2020 C8 Corvette Production Be Delayed By The UAW Strike?

More  Updates on the UAW and GM Strike

UAW are close to ending the strike with GM, more here

Also, Chevy Dude a Corvette/Chevy salesman in Kentucky made a video about how he doesn’t think the strike will affect the C8 production roll out or delay in the preorders.

Updated, October 7th 2019

The longer the strike goes now in its 4th week as of October 7th 2019 the worse it’s going to be for the new C8 production to roll out.

More info on this here from Motor1

a Source says per Jalopnik

That’s where the trouble lies, as reported by The Detroit Free Press:

A spokesman for GM said, “As we’ve previously stated, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production begins in late 2019 and convertible production follows in late first-quarter 2020. It’s too early to speculate on production timing impacts on any of our vehicles due to the UAW work stoppage.”

But a person familiar with operations at Bowling Green Assembly said, “I know for a fact that this strike is directly going to affect the start of regular production for the midengine Corvette.”

That’s because the plant still must fulfill orders for the current model Corvette, dubbed the C7.

Then, the factory must undergo a tooling change to build the midengine car. GM had planned to idle the plant this week and next to retool it.

“That can’t happen because the plant hasn’t finished production of the current generation Corvette,” the person said.

UAW GM Strike Could Last 60 Weeks Based on UAW Fund!