2020 Corvette Convertible Reveal Scheduled for Next Month

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2020 corvette convertible reveal scheduled for next month

On Monday, General Motors confirmed the 2020 Chevrolet Convertible will debut early next month. The official date will be October 2nd, giving Chevy a few weeks to build excitement. We wish them a lot of luck.

Beyond removing the materials typically located above your noggin at the press of a button, we aren’t absolutely positive what the automaker has planned — but we’re confident. Leaked details have suggested a hardtop foldaway design that axes everyone’s view of the engine compartment for added rollover protection. A handful of renderings even made it into the automaker’s C8 Corvette presentation this summer, briefly showcasing the safety humps and indicating there would a sufficient gap between them for the rearview mirror to do its job.

The rest of the vehicle should be unchanged, however. We don’t expect Chevrolet to abandon the 6.2-liter V8 that already lives inside the Stingray, nor the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox it’s mated to. Package offerings should also be more or less the same, too. That leaves the officially official debut (which will be official) to wow us with high-resolution images of the Corvette Convertible’s minor changes. Expect substantially less reward glass and maybe an added vent or two.

Chevy’s open-air flagship is believed to come in about 100 pounds heavier than a similarly equipped coupe. General Motors will likely have the official numbers for us in October, as well as the how many seconds it takes for the new clamshell to consume the roof.

[Image: General Motors]

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  • MeJ MeJ on Sep 10, 2019

    To me, just like the previous generations, it seems redundant to offer a drop top on the Corvette. The Targa top is 90% of a full on convertible. I don't see the point. But hey, to each his own...

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    • Stuki Stuki on Sep 11, 2019

      Too much noise from the b pillars at speed on the targa. The 'vert, while windier, is much less compromised that way.

  • Akear Akear on Sep 10, 2019

    With the Volt and CT6-V facing cancellation, the Corvette maybe GM's only world-class vehicle. Barra has just about cancelled all of GM's interesting cars. Even the Camaro is not safe. Is GM future selling truck and SUVs with cheap interiors? Disgraceful!

    • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Sep 11, 2019

      We've been down this road several times before. They (car industry) builds a gaggle of interesting vehicles and then slowly kills them off. Fast forward 20+ years and they repeat.

  • Thejohnnycanuck Thejohnnycanuck on Sep 10, 2019

    Oh good, a C8 convertible. That was quick. Like the Corvette needed another reason to kick the Supra's ass.

  • Sceptic Sceptic on Sep 11, 2019

    This styling reminds me of an 80's Ferrari. Which is a good thing.

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    • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Sep 11, 2019

      @joeaverage You know, I felt the same way. As a "run silent run deep" kind of operative, the Vette was too much of an extrovert. But all the glowing reviews regarding the driving experience made me take the plunge. While that first year drew a lot of stares, much of that has faded. The driving experience, however makes it all worthwhile.