2013 Corvette Stingray Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 , 09:03:59 byEmil

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Corvette Stingray Convertible

Today, Geneva International Motor Show has the 83rd anniversary edition. One of the best looking supercars here is the new Corvette Stingray Convertible, even more impressive than the previous photos handed by the manufacturer.

As Chevrolet producer claims, the Stingray Convertible has almost the same structure as the coupe version, the only differences are due to the folding top and safety belt mounts reposition. The result is that both models have almost the same power-to-weight ratios.

According to GM vice president of global design, Ed Welburn "With the all-new Corvette Stingray, we designed and developed the coupe and convertible simultaneously," and concluded with "Corvette Stingray offers an open-top driving experience with no compromise in performance, technology or design."

The fully automatic top can be remotely engaged from outside using a key fob. Inside, the soft top can be set in motion at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31mph). The Corvette Stingray Convertible is fitted with GM's new LT1 6.2-liter V8. Helped by an automatic transmission or a 7-speed manual gearbox the approximately 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm) of torque are delivered to the rear wheels.

When it comes to optional features you can choose to improve stability aided by the unique aero package or opt for a differential and transmission cooling, an electronic limited-slip differential, integral brake and dry-sump oiling system all that coming together with the track-capable Z51 Performance Package. Customers that want to buy a convertible or the coupe version will have to wait almost by the end of the year. For export the Corvette models will have just slight modifications in order to respect the markets’ rules where it will be delivered.

Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer proud affirms that "We wanted the driving experience of the Corvette to live up to the performance expectations that come with the ‘Stingray’ name,” and also “Because it was designed from the beginning as an open top car, the Corvette Stingray delivers an exhilarating, connected driving experience - no matter what configuration you choose.”

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