Drop-top Corvette out this year

02:02, Jan 29 2013

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.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Detroit auto show.

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.

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Stingray concept car, "Sideswipe" from the Transformers movie, outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
Stingray concept car, "Sideswipe" from the Transformers movie, outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A display inside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
The 1.5 millionth Corvette outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
The 1.5 millionth Corvette outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A beautiful early-70’s Stingray in the parking lot outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
A beautiful early-70’s Stingray in the parking lot outside the US National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.
Every five years, Corvettes from across the US join together to make the pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in what is called the largest moving automotive event in the country.
Every five years, Corvettes from across the US join together to make the pilgrimage to the National Corvette Museum in what is called the largest moving automotive event in the country.
This rare 1953 Corvette, parked outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was one of the first 300 made.
This rare 1953 Corvette, parked outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was one of the first 300 made.
A 2010 Grand Sport Corvette takes off from the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
A 2010 Grand Sport Corvette takes off from the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This 2010 Grand Sport Corvette catches some rays beneath the skydome spire at the world-famous US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
This 2010 Grand Sport Corvette catches some rays beneath the skydome spire at the world-famous US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
An exhibition called the "The World's Only Threes" outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features Corvettes from 1953, 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003 and the only 1983 in existence.
An exhibition called the "The World's Only Threes" outside the US National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, features Corvettes from 1953, 1963, 1973, 1993, 2003 and the only 1983 in existence.
When customers order a Corvette from a dealer, they can choose to take delivery of it at the US National Corvette Museum. While in Bowling Green, Kentucky, they are often treated to a tour of the assembly plant and might get the opportunity to be the first person to start a brand new Corvette!
When customers order a Corvette from a dealer, they can choose to take delivery of it at the US National Corvette Museum. While in Bowling Green, Kentucky, they are often treated to a tour of the assembly plant and might get the opportunity to be the first person to start a brand new Corvette!
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Convertible should look something like this.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7 CONVERTIBLE: It should look something like this.
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Convertible should look something like this.
FOLDING STUFF: We're not sure if the Stingray's roof will be metal or cloth.

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