The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is finally here allowing us to focus our attention on upcoming variants of America’s mid-engine sports car.
The first to arrive will be the 2020 Corvette Convertible and Chevrolet offered the first look at it a few hours ago, during the live presentation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe.
Towards the end of the video that you can watch below, just after the 58-minute mark, Chevrolet teased the Corvette Convertible in a quick succession of photos. We’ve managed to take a few screenshots so we’re able to show you what the drop-top version will look like.
Right off the bat, there are some clear differences compared to the coupe model with a targa top. The main modification regards the rear engine cover which has been replaced by a new one featuring two aero cowls, one behind each seat.
Between them there’s a retractable rear window and further back we can also spot a vent grille necessary for the engine cooling. Interestingly, there’s no fixed rear wing as on the coupe but there are some cutouts that could indicate the presence of a retractable spoiler.
None of the photos show the car with the roof up but it most likely folds down automatically under the new cover behind the cockpit as opposed to the coupe’s hardtop which has to be manually removed and stowed in the cargo compartment — or left at home if you believe in the accuracy of weather predictions. The C8 is expected to feature a soft top just like its predecessor for weight-saving purposes.
By now you’ve noticed the Stingray emblem (which looks absolutely stunning by the way) on the back of the car, which means the Convertible will adopt the same 6.2-liter LT2 V8 making 490 hp (365 kW / 497 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque in standard guise. With the optional Z51 Performance Package, the figures are bumped to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.
GM did not reveal a release date for the Corvette C8 Convertible but given that it confirmed the drop top as a 2020 model we should expect it to arrive in the coming months.