Corvette Stingray convertible confirmed

01:25, Feb 13 2013

Chevrolet has confirmed the convertible version of the Corvette Stingray will make its debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show.

"It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva, because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over," Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, said recently.

"It is an icon that has long been recognised and admired even in countries where it's never officially been offered."

Currently, there are Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs in more than 100 countries. In fact, 58 per cent of the 1.1 million fans who like Corvette's official Facebook page are outside the United States.

Ever since Chevrolet took the wraps of the seventh-generation Corvette last month, there has been immense interest in when a convertible version would be unveiled with many fans saying it couldn't be a Stingray unless there was an open top car.

It seems their views got through to the company.

"Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car," Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, said at the weekend.

"The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation – be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting backroads."

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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.
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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