2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

May 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments | Chevrolet

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible version is almost identical to the coupe version, except of course the three-ply fabric top which opens and closes at speeds up to 30 mph. Along this innovative concept, the convertible version also features sound-absorbing padding and a glass rear window – all the attributes that contribute to a quieter cabin and a more premium appearance.

Once you hack the lid on the thing, but the C6 generation’s influences really stand out. Now that you are no longer distracted by the sexy new roof-line and rear, all that remains is a revised C6 Corvette – from the front, at least. So, in that aspect, the convertible disappointed us a bit. Flip the2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible around, so you get a good look at his hind quarters, and you see the C7 Corvette so awesome. His signature quartet of trumpets spit exhaust and an amazing soundtrack, and those refresh taillights light our lives. And the new roof line out of the way, the differences on the rear fascia really get the opportunity to shine. There really is a big gap between the changes to the front and on the back.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Interior

Inside the cabin, we expect much of the same equipment used in the base model Stingray, which is a good thing to see. Gone the way of the dinosaurs is the boring old Corvette interior of yore, when GM finally has some money pried from its coffers and pumped it into the development of an interior that does not look and feel like a $ 3 pack at least that’s what Chevy is claiming. We will ultimately be the judge of the final interior design, but we expect GM to deliver on its promise.

As for standard features, you can expect 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible things like navigation, a multi-speaker sound system, dual climate control, electroluminescent meters and other high-end features all come standard. As an option, you’ll probably see some upgraded leather, two-tone color schemes and contrasting stitching.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Performance

We already know that the Corvette Stingray rocking his sexy new hood and it’s a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that GM LT1 mentioned. LT1 small-block engine is 100 percent brand new, not even lightning reuse of the outgoing 6.2-liter unit. This V-8 engine is expected to punch out and estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pounds-feet of torque. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible engine will feature the same cylinder deactivation technology that dropped from a fuel sipping 3.1-liter four-cylinder engine when all eight cylinders are needed. GM claims that this engine that mates with the seven-speed manual or six-speed automated manual, the 26 mpg highway rating the C6 `Fats exceeded. We assume that it will not exceed it too much, so we expect something around 27 mpg highway.

GM claims that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will hit 60 mph in less than four seconds, but mighty stingy with the official specifications. Given the fact that the convertible hardware will have some more weight to the `Vette, we would say that the convertible model falling by about 3.8-to 3.9-second range to 60 mph. It’s a whole Lotta toupee unplugging speed right there, so strap that baby tight.

Under the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible skin, the 2014 Corvette Convertible remains almost identical to the coupe version. This means that short-and long-arm independent double setups that allows each wheel to move independently of the other, resulting in better handling characteristic.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Redesign

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Redesign

From the look of things, the Z51 package, which adds in some very sweet suspension components will not be available on the convertible model, so you will probably have to live with the basic arrangement. The braking system includes a set of Brembo units with rotors measuring 12.6 inches up front and 13.3 inches at the rear. Squeezing the rotors are two sets of four-piston calipers. On the coupe model, the brake setup beat 11 feet of the C6’s braking distance, so we assume that it will do the same for the convertible version.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Price

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Prices

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible adds a small premium sundaes base price. The extra $ 5k brings the convertible’s base MSRP ti $ 56.995, including destination charge.  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible available options abound for Stingray Convertible. The 3LT package, which includes a Bose 10-speaker stereo, SiriusXM for a year, HD Radio, color heads-up display, memory package, navigation, heated and ventilated seats, power lumbar and strengthen Napa leather seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard, instrument panel, console and door panels, comes in at a $ 8.005 premium.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Colors

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

If you are still not satisfied, you can 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible competition sport seats for $ 2,495, an open-carbon-fiber roof for $ 1,995, Magnetic Ride Control with Performance Traction Management for $ 1,795; dual-mode exhaust system for $ 1,195, carbon fiber interior trim for $ 995,  sued microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim $ 995 red calipers for $ 595 and black-painted wheels for $ 495.

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