We still don’t have an official launch date for the mid-engine Corvette C8, yet the internet has already started fantasizing about what the coupe will look like without the targa top.
The talented Chazcron from MidEngineCorvetteForum has produced another rendering that will surely set Corvette enthusiasts’ hearts on fire. Brought to our attention by CorvetteBlogger, the rendering shows the coupe without the targa top and rocking red leather seats with white stitching.
The rendering looks very realistic, even though it’s largely speculative. Still, the Corvette C8 spy shots we’ve seen so far have revealed roof-lines for the targa top which means the mid-engine Corvette will allow the driver and passenger the pleasure of open-top driving.
The removable targa top is not something new for the Corvette as America’s sports car has had one-piece removable roof panels since 1984. Before that, all 1968-1982 Corvettes were made with removable targa tops. There’s no reason to believe the all-new 2020 Corvette won’t stick to the tradition.
Since Chevrolet found a way to stow the tops inside the car in the later models, we tend to believe the same thing will go with the C8 Corvette. The question is where will it go. There are only three possible areas that could stow it: the front trunk, the space behind the seats or the storage area between the engine and the rear fascia.
Still, storing the roof panel vertically behind the seats looks like the most convenient of the three options. Regardless of where it will be stowed, one thing is certain: the mid-engine Corvette will be a looker with or without the top.