We were officially introduced to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible last week and it wowed us all!
The history of the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible goes all the way back to 1953, the first year of the Corvette. For many years the convertible was the only option, without a coupe in sight. From ’53 through ’62, almost ten years, the coupe didn’t exist. In 1963, Chevy debuted the Stingray split window, ending the convertible-only era. By 1975, attitudes surrounding drop-tops began to change. Chevrolet did away with the convertible from 1976 through 1982, the duration of the third generation of the car. It was speculated that the convertible would never make a reappearance as the years passed by. However, in 1986 Chevrolet had a change of heart and introduced an open-air version of the fourth generation Corvette. From there on out, it’s been coupe and convertible every year since.
Historically, Chevrolet has taken its time debuting a convertible version after debuting the latest coupe. However, with the C8, we got to meet the 2020 Corvette Convertible just three months after the initial debut of the Next Generation Corvette Coupe.
The latest convertible will be released early next year, starting at a base price of $66,400. It will feature a new component: a folding hardtop. The top will retract electrically in just 16 seconds at speeds up to 30mph.
Production is currently held up due to the UAW strike against General Motors, now in its third week. All GM assembly plants are currently shut down, including the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We’re all hoping that the labor dispute ends soon, so the Next Generation Corvette is released on schedule. Corvette is still reporting that the Corvette coupe will be in showrooms late in 2019, with the convertible following in spring of 2020.
Just when the dust has settled from the unveiling of the 2020 mid-engine Corvette, GM has us back on the edges of our seats. On October 2ndChevrolet will debut the first ever mid-engine Corvette Convertible. Although we’ve already been teased with images of the convertible back in July, we’ve never received a full introduction to the new super-car. The reveal will take place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Florida.
Chevy made their official announcement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, showing an illustration of a coupe that turns into a convertible. If you look close enough, you’ll notice the transition from coupe to convertible makes the body slightly longer, while changing out the sloped rear window for rear-mounted ribs. The convertible also appears to have a sleek flying-buttress design behind the roll over structure and on the lid that covers the top stowage area. Rumor has it, there will be a power-retractable hard-top which would be a first for Corvette.
When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette debuted in Orange County, California, GM President, Mark Reuss, announced the pricing would start "under $60,000". This morning we learned that it really does start below $60,000 with a base price of $59,995.
Chevy released a full pricing guide Thursday morning, and here's what we've learned.
With the 1LT model starting at $59,995, the mid-engine sports car comes in just $3,000 above its front-engine predecessor.
Next up, the 2LT, starting at $67,295. Chevy states, "2LT adds a number of comfort and convenience features in addition to color-matched interior options." The 2LT comes with everything the 1LT does, plus additional interior options, Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, heated/vented seats and a heated steering wheel, the option for GT2 seats in Napa leather, as well as head-up display and PDR.
Finally, the 3LT model "is the utmost in luxury performance, with a leather-wrapped interior," according to Chevy. It comes with everything the 2LT comes with, plus 13 interior color options, a custom leather-wrapped instrument panel and door, suede microfiber upper interior trim, and standard GT2 seats in Napa leather. The 3LT starts at $71,945.
With 12 exterior color choices and over half a dozen interior color options, one of the biggest questions you may be asking yourself is, "What color will my 2020 Stingray be?" We're here to give you the lowdown on all of your color options.
Exterior Color Options
With several varying shades of gray, we're glad to see some brighter options thrown in the mix too. From a vibrant yellow to a classic red, check out the exterior color options below
Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
Sebring Orange Tintcoat
Shadow Gray Metallic
Zeus Bronze Metallic
Blade Silver Metallic
Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic
Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic
Interior Color Options
There are six interior color options for the 2020 Corvette Stingray with a few variations. The Natural color option has two versions: one that is all Natural everything, the other that is a two-toned version mixed with black. Another variation to be aware of is the option to get different stitching in the Jet Black version. So, technically, you have 9 interior options. Below are the available choices for the 2020 Stingray.
Jet Black with Yellow Stitching
Jet Black with Red Stitching
Sky Cool Gray
Two Tone Blue
Of course there's more fun to be had. From custom interior combinations to six seatbelt color options (black, blue, tan, yellow, red, and orange) to four wheel options (Bright Silver Open Spoke, Carbon Flash Open Spoke, Spectra Gray Machined Trident Spoke, and Ultra Bright Trident Spoke) the choices really seem endless.
To dive in to all of the 2020 Corvette Stingray options, visit
The Next Generation Corvette is finally here! However, GM reports that now it's almost gone, with the 2020 allocation being nearly sold out.
"I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers," said Michael Simcoe, GM design chief. "It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon."
Curious about the specs of the 2020 'Vette? Of course you are! Read on for a recap of the brand new mid-engine Corvette.
The Mid-Engine Corvette made its official debut on July 18th, 2019 in Orange County, California. The debut highlighted the history of the Corvette with a nod toward the future with a completely redesigned 'Vette. In case you missed it, you can watch the debut below.
Now for the specs. The mid-engine Stingray is the fastest and most powerful entry-level Corvette ever released. It's also the first without a manual transmission. Chevy announced it will do 0-60 in less than 3 seconds with the Z51 Performance Package, keeping it in the running with the earliest Bugatti Veyron-- clear evidence of the potential of the mid-engine placement.
Much of the acceleration capacity can be accredited to the transmission. The Next Generation Corvette is the first 'Vette to offer a dual-clutch automatic, an eight-speed unit designed by Tremec. With this being the only transmission option available, it's the first time in history you won't be able to get a manual transmission in a new Corvette. However, the dual-clutch allows for a very low first gear and close ratios between gears two through six.
For all of the details on the 2020 Corvette, read on.
Type:LT2 6.2L V8 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)
Bore & stroke (in / mm):4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block Material:A319-T7 cast aluminum with cast-in iron cylinder liners and nodular main bearing caps
Oiling System:Dry sump-type (7.5-qt. capacity); includes oil-spray piston cooling
Oil Type:Dexos 2 0W40 synthetic
Cylinder Head Material:319-T7 cast aluminum
Combustion Chamber volume:59cc
Valvetrain:Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder; dual-equal variable valve timing.
Front Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; monotube shock absorbers (46mm /); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available on Z51. Adjustable front lift with memory is available.
Rear Suspension:Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, forged aluminum upper and cast aluminum L-shape lower control arms; direct-acting stabilizer bar; monotube shock absorbers (46mm); Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0 available with Z51
Steering Type:Bosch/ZF variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist; includes Active Steer Stops with available Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
Turning Circle:11.6 m (std.); 11.1 m (with FE4 Magnetic Ride Control)
Brake Type:Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston/two-piece front calipers and four-piston/monobloc rear calipers.With Z51:Front and rear E-boost-assisted discs with Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper at front and rear
Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):
Front: 12.6 x 1.18 (321 x 30)
Front: 13.3 x 1.18 (345 x 30) – with Z51
Rear: 13.6 x 1.02 (339 x 26)
Rear: 13.8 x 1.06 (350 x 27) – with Z51
Front: 19-inch x 8.5-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)
Rear: 20-inch x 11-inch (w/5 x 120mm bolt pattern)