2013 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- After a world debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible will cross the auction block in April.
- General Motors on Thursday revealed a few more details about its plans for the Corvette drop top, along with a sketch that shows the outlines of the car.
- GM did not provide technical specifications on the Corvette convertible.
General Motors on Thursday revealed a few more details about its plans for the Corvette drop top, along with a sketch that shows the outlines of the car.
GM did not provide technical specifications on the Corvette convertible.
The 2013 Corvette Stingray convertible is expected to go on sale later this year, after the coupe version arrives in showrooms.
The first retail production model of the Corvette Stingray convertible will be part of Barrett-Jackson's April 4-6 auction in Palm Beach, Florida. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. In January, the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe fetched $1.05 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. Proceeds from that sale benefitted the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
GM also explained why it chose the 2013 Geneva Auto Show for the unveiling of the Corvette Stingray convertible.
"It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over," said Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe. "It is an icon that has long been recognized and admired even in countries where it's never officially been offered."
GM said in a statement that the Corvette Stingray convertible "will deliver the same balance of technology, design and performance introduced on the coupe in January in Detroit."
It noted, "Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car."
The decision to take the wraps off the Corvette convertible in Geneva is not unexpected, given that General Motors is anxious to promote the all-American Chevrolet brand overseas. The Corvette convertible's debut in Geneva pits it against big players, including the McLaren P1.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to great fanfare earlier this month at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Edmunds says: Consider this your first official look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible.