In the past month of July, Chevrolet presented the new and bold generation of the Corvette. In its 2020 edition, this popular sports car adopts a rear-engine central configuration and leaves the idea of a flatter hood, where it has been since the 1950s. The manufacturer now reveals its convertible variant to the eyes of the public. with the other great exchange and that from the beginning to a new chapter in its history.
For the first time since its inception, the convertible Corvette implements an automatically pliable rigid weave instead of a canvas. This one, made up of the piezas, is made of an ultralivian laminated component and is powered by six electric motors that allows it to retract in the ground 16 seconds. By itself, the operation may be carried out in the car and driven at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km / h).
"Our goal from the beginning has been to make sure that customers will not have to sacrifice any functionality, surrender the convenience of choosing the rigid-convertible," said Josh Holder, Corvette Program Engineering Manager.
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The rigid weave provides a quieter cab, better safety and a cleaner appearance compared to previous models of canvas weaving. Moreover, its design allows it to be easily stored while maintaining the same storage capacity in the maletero.
It is handled in an unofficial way that the convertible is between 80 and 100 pounds but is heavier than the base model, which is why Chevrolet slightly adjusts its suspension with the intention that both have similar performance. Let us remember that from the beginning this vehicle was designed as a convertible, because it did not require major changes in its structure.
Just like the coupe variant, the Corvette Convertible is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable of generating 495 horsepower and 470 lb-pie of torque. This state-of-the-art LT2 engine combines with the first double-clutch transmission and ocho Chevrolet speeds. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has no plans to launch a version of manual transmission.
Driving the free air has always been part of the Chevrolet Corvette's legacy. By then, when the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was available solo as a convertible. The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 2020 is based on that heritage as the first rigid-weave and center engine convertible in the history of the Corvette.
The convertible variant starts at $ 67,500, which means $ 7,500 more than the coupon entry price. The regular model is scheduled to enter production lines by the end of 2019, but the convertible has been cited in the assembly plant for the first quarter of 2020.