Thursday, February 7, 2013

2014 Corvette Convertible Officially Confirmed for Geneva Motor Show

Just last week, there was a rumor going around the internet saying that General Motors may choose the upcoming Geneva International Auto Show in March for the world premiere of the convertible version of its 2014 Corvette Stingray.

On Tuesday, America's biggest automaker made it official and even released a teaser sketch that outlines the shape of the ragtop sports car, though, the previously available renderings that may or may not be sourced from Chevy, give us a much better idea of what the car will look like.

Chevrolet said that the new Corvette Stingray convertible "will deliver the same balance of technology, design and performance introduced on the coupe earlier in January in Detroit."

Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, added:

"Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car. 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."

As for why GM selected the Swiss show, Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, explained:

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

The convertible version will feature the same powerplant options as the coupe starting with a 6.2-liter "small block" V8 pushing out 450 ponies to the rear axle.

Photo Credits: Auto Insider

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