Take A Look At The Mid-Engine C8 Corvette With A Convertible Hardtop

As sure as we are that fire is hot and water is wet, it is inevitable that the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette will eventually be offered as a convertible.

Much like the outgoing C7 Corvette, the mid-engine coupe is tipped to receive a hardtop which can be easily lifted off and stored. A dedicated Corvette Convertible model is also expected to arrive at some stage and the following renderings from Chazcron, shared by Corvette Blogger, provide us with a glimpse of how this model could look.

Immediately differentiating the C8 Corvette Convertible from the coupe will probably be a pair of buttresses directly behind the cabin. Chazcron’s renderings also depict the mid-engine supercar with a hardtop which can be folded away into an area just in front of the engine, similar to the roof mechanism you’ll find on the McLaren 720S Spider.

Also Read: These New C8 Corvette Renderings Have Us Overflowing With Anticipation

The C7 Corvette Convertible has a folding soft top but we expect the higher price point of the C8 to allow Chevrolet to sell it with a retractable hardtop. This will also make the car feel a little more premium.

Chevrolet recently announced that the new Corvette will premiere on July 18th. The American car manufacturer has been developing the vehicle for more than four years and when it launches, it will join the Ford GT as the only other current American mid-engine supercar.

Powering the entry-level C8 Corvette is expected to be a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine with around 500 hp. Various other derivatives utilizing forced induction will be launched, including a potential twin-turbo hybrid model with upwards of 1000 hp.

 

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  • no25

    wow. so cool. this car has been so worth the wait and all the over hype. 😒

    • donald seymour

      Your sarcasm is advanced. It almost went over my head.

  • Mike anonymous
  • Alexandro Pietro

    Even Corvette was born under the wings of the fame of Ferrari!

    • donald seymour

      Bruh, you can stop riding Ferrari’s nuts.

  • Bo Hanan

    The Vette looks too “plasticky.” If Ferrari can do a yellow car without it looking cheap why can’t GM? The secret is in the character lines and black trim in the right spots.

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  • BOY, IF THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE CORVETTE WILL GET LOST IN A SEA OF MID-ENGINE CARS.

    • rodriguez256

      Trust me the price to performance ratio will make it stand out like always.

  • TheBelltower

    I have a viscerally disgusted response to the rear end design of this thing. But I have to say, the rest of it looks pretty appealing.

  • donald seymour

    Mike we know, well at least I know. You drilled it in our heads now. If I can’t say anything else, I got it.

  • Ali

    Oh man .. hopefully this an inaccurate representation of it ..

    • john1168

      I’m thinking this is pretty much it

  • john1168

    I see that crappy rear spoiler is staying. That’s really too bad as it looks like poo… This car deserves active aero!

  • Matthijs

    Anóther rendering of the Corvette.. can’t you just wait for the real deal?

  • benT

    It’s actually the next MR2 but they stuffed it and now they are trying to pass it off as a Corvette that looks a bit like a Ferrari from the rear but even THAT is just stupid so they are getting frantic down at Chevy’s Levy safe car factory and they may be able to save face but only if the colour is changed.

  • Stephen G

    A “Convertible Hardtop” is referred to as a retractable.

  • Adilos Nave

    Serious question here. If you have the talent, software and skills to properly model the C8, render and animate it, why bother just recreating something that already exists? Why not use those skills to showcase what you can dream up? It’s like spending hundreds of hours painting a recreation of an existing painting.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    So far not good. How ever I am trying to like the new Vette I am constantly failing to do so. Proportions seem horrid rear end looks like a toy car or rather the whole car looks like a direct copy from GTA V. Hateful design. Maybe it would have a 50K price with 800 hp and that will only be the reason to buy this car for some.

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