Corvette C7 Convertible
While coupes in general have advantages as performance cars - and the Corvette is foremost a performance car - the Corvette has a solid history as a convertible. With the exception of 1976 thru 1985 and 1997, a convertible has always been part of the Corvette story.
The Corvette Stingray convertible features an all-new, fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the key fob. The top can also be opened or closed at speeds of up to 30 mph. The folding mechanism is all-new; top lowering takes 21 seconds.
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Both the coupe and convertible have a 48.6 inch (1235 mm.) overall height. The convertible, at 3,362 lb. (1529 kg.) is heavier than the coupe by 64 lb. (29 kg.)
MSRP for the 2014 C7 convertible is $56,995; that's a $5,000 premium over the coupe which costs $51,995.
Both the coupe and convertible have a 48.6 inch (1235 mm.) overall height. The convertible, at 3,362 lb. (1529 kg.) is heavier than the coupe by 64 lb. (29 kg.).
Corvettes have always looked good with their tops up and the C7 continues that tradition and carries itself well should weather conditions require it. There has not been a removable hardtop announced by GM; the last official offering was in 1996 at the end of the C4 production. Soundproofing is enabled by a thick, three-ply fabric top.
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A heated glass rear window is standard with the 2014 Corvette convertible.
Top down sacrifice
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The folding top mechanism for the convertible did not allow for rear fender brake air intake vents (left) that are available on the coupe (right). The implication is that brake cooling problems could arrise at track days for convertibles; another area where coupes have an advantage as performance cars.
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