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GM's New Hardtop Convertible Corvette Is Stunning

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
10-3-2019

If there was any doubt that General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was the hottest supercar in the world, today's reveal of the car fitted with a retractable hardtop ended that debate. “We put the world on notice when we introduced the first mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette a few months ago, and now we’re raising the bar with the first-ever hardtop Corvette convertible,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president. 

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The two-piece convertible top can be raised or lowered at speeds up to 30 mph and it retracts in as few as 16 seconds. The top is powered by six electric motors and uses encoders for precise motion control. Chevy says electric motors are more reliable than hydraulic systems. A body-colored roof is standard. Those who want some added pizzazz will like the optional  Carbon Flash metallic-painted nacelles and roof.

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Despite the roof needing a place to go when down, the new Stingray convertible has ample storage. The rear cargo area is the size of two golf bags. The frunk is still there as well, and it can hold a carry-on bag size piece of luggage. “Our goal from the beginning was to make sure customers didn’t have to sacrifice any functionality, performance or comfort when choosing the hardtop convertible,” said Josh Holder, Corvette program engineering manager. “We managed to keep the same design theme as the coupe, as well as the exceptional storage capacity and track capability.”

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Chevrolet engineers ensured that engine could breathe when stored underneath the tonneau cover. When down, the top is stored in a compartment made from lightweight composite panels and shielded from  heat damage by engine heat.The divider glass window in the middle of the car is power actuated and can be lowered when the top is either up or down. Like most convertibles this divider glass glass helps to manage wind noise in the cabin for improved quietness. Performance is also not impacted. The convertible has identical drag to the coupe. Chevy also tweaked the chassis for the convertible's suspension to provide the same level of performance as the coupe.

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The new 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be priced  $7,500 more than the entry 1LT Stingray coupe.  Those interested in configuring a new Corvette can check out the Chevy build site.   A dedicated Chevrolet Corvette Concierge team is also available to provide customers with answers about the vehicle discovery, buying and ownership process. The team can be reached by calling 866-424-3892

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9 hours ago, Gorehamj said:

now we’re raising the bar with the first-ever hardtop Corvette convertible,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. vice president.  

Seems Brian is either uninformed, or mistaken. I had a 1958 Corvette convertible that had a hard top also.

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I'm a  truck guy but that new Vette makes me want to go out and buy one!

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10 hours ago, swathdiver said:

I'm a  truck guy but that new Vette makes me want to go out and buy one!

Very true!  I get excited on well just about any beat up OL' Truck honestly.  Cars really don't do anything for me except this one....not sure why this car just pulls you in?  But it does without question.

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17 hours ago, muddkatt said:

Seems Brian is either uninformed, or mistaken. I had a 1958 Corvette convertible that had a hard top also.

Maybe both or he meant the first retractable hardtop. Anyway trunk space sure suffers with this feature, enough for a carry on bag? Ouch! I had a HS friend many moons ago that owned a 59 Ford Skyliner with the retractable hardtop feature, it actually had quite a bit of storage in the trunk in a plastic box. But those old Ford Skyliners had a trunk lid that would rival the flight deck of an aircraft carrier too.

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lol all those people who put a deposit on the hard top first day be like... 🤯

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I love it. This is about 30 years to late coming. (mid-engine). 

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I think it's a great looking vehicle! 

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I have never honestly seen a soft top convertible car that looked good with the top up, or down imo. This Spyder knocks it out of the park though. Looks great in both configurations, no loss of performance, no ugly black fabric top. People wont cut through the roof of your car to steal $5 in change now either. 

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