Chevrolet has disclosed that the C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be unveiled next month.
Even before the new mid-engined Corvette was unveiled, we knew a Convertible was in the works, and at the C8’s global unveiling, Chevrolet even dropped a few images of the car. While talking about it at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration event last weekend, Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande provided us with a solid timeframe as to when the car will debut.
“I don’t think that detail [the exact date] has been out there,” he started in response to an audience question. “At the reveal, there was, 1-second here and 1-second there [showing the Convertible] but what we have said is that in the October timeframe there will be the reveal of the Convertible so that’s coming.”
A handful of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible prototypes have been spied testing since the coupe’s unveiling in the middle of July. Images of the car have revealed that it will sport two buttresses directly behind the passenger cell, and while we don’t yet know exactly how the roof’s stowing mechanism will work, we do know that it will be a folding hardtop.
Powering the droptop C8 will be the same naturally aspirated, 6.2-liter V8 as the Coupe, with 490 HP in base trim and 495 HP with the Z51 Performance Package and exhaust. A recent document revealed that the Convertible will weight just 102 lbs (46 kg) more than the Coupe.