Drop-top Corvette out this year
It's about two weeks since Chevrolet launched its all-new seventh generation 2014 Corvette Stingray.
But a Corvette is not complete unless a convertible version is in the range. It was suggested last week that the unveiling would occur in the US and more than likely California, but motoring websites Autoblog.com and TorqueNews.com are today indicating that the droptop Corvette will be unveiled at March's Geneva Auto Show.
Chevrolet has said that these are not factory photographs of the upcoming new soft-top, but that was also said about the pre-release shots of the hardtop Stingray that circulated before the show, so we can only wonder. We like to think the photos are right.
We like the proportions of the proposed convertible, wherever it came from, although we were disappointed with one other item of scuttlebutt to come from the motor show. This was the news that the previous announcement last week that the C7 Corvette will be built with a mind to supplying both right-hand-drive and left-hand- drive markets, didn't mean that the car would be built with the steering wheel on any side but the left.
This is exactly the situation with the current Corvette, which in C6 form is catalogued in the UK, but only if you don't mind the wheel on the "wrong" side.
Anyway, despite that, we thought you'd like to see the ragtop Stingray, even if you'll need to pay for your own conversion.
- Sunday Star Times
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