2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Hard Top Removal

November 25, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It is mid-November, but you wouldn't know it judging by the weather in Los Angeles. It's 76 degrees on Pacific Coast Highway, and I want to hear the fabulous V8 soundtrack coming from our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. So I pull over, throw three simple latches and the top pops out with ease.

I open the trunk and there are four mounting points to secure the lightweight piece of carbon fiber so it doesn't slide around during inevitable high-speed maneuvers. Having a second person to help lower it into position would make scratching the paint less likely, but I'm extremely careful and in under a minute, I'm on the road, enjoying the autumn sunshine along the coast.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Take that, expensive, complicated, fragile convertible tops.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 4,700 miles


  • 85se 85se Posts:

    One of the best angles I've seen for the C7 is shown in the top picture. Instantly recognizable as a Corvette, unlike some of the other angles I've seen more of. Nice pic.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    never mind fragile or complicated, I think you are getting the majority of the benefit of a convertible without the price, weight or stiffness compromises. How does it affect the ability to store stuff in the hatch (obviously, stored before you drop the panel in)?

  • f15driver_ f15driver_ Posts:

    How's the wind buffeting with the top down? Also, what about top up and windows down?

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    The car does look quite good from that angle

  • sharpend sharpend Posts:

    noburgers, the top actually mounts in the trunk in such a way that it pivots up so you can easily put some stuff underneath. Pretty cool.

  • boff_ boff_ Posts:


  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Points to GM for designing the trunk and the roof so well. But still the roof must stay on that is where it belongs.

  • edbradley edbradley Posts:

    "lightweight piece of carbon fiber" Which weighs what, exactly?

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