Geneva Motor Show saw Chevrolet introducing 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible at Geneva Motor Show. This convertible has always been at the core of heart and soul of Corvette ever since 1953. GM vice president, Ed Welburn, says the company has designed and developed the convertible and coupe simultaneously. What you get is no compromise in technology, performance or design in the new Corvette. The all-new, fully electronic top can be adjusted remotely with the help of the car’s key. One can close and open the top while on the move, at speeds up to 30 mph.
The Corvette Stingray convertible and coupe will appear in late 2013. United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Middle East and Russia get the left-hand-drive models. The only alterations you will find in the Corvettes for export will vary according to regulations in the respective market in a certain region or country. For example there are regulations regarding outside mirrors, headlamp washers, lighting etc. Corvette has become the identity of Chevrolet the world over and the icon has been very popular and well recognized even in countries where it is not offered officially.
The technology and capabilities on the Corvette are seen in the convertible too. The repositioned safety belt mounts and the folding top for accommodations are the only structural changes that you will find. The new rigid aluminum frame structure what is 99 pounds lighter that the steel frame currently used makes for a completely new driving experience in Corvette Stingray. New LT1 6.2L V-8 offer power to all the models, making 450 lb-ft of torque and an estimated 450-hp. You will find both models sharing almost the same power-to-weight ratios.
You will see several advanced technologies such as Active Fuel Management, direct injection, continuously variable valve timing etc. There is advanced combustion system too to make for superior power and efficiency