GM reveals first Chevrolet Corvette hardtop convertible
The hardtop edition can still carry two sets of golf clubs.
General Motors has revealed the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, representing the first retractable hardtop in the model's history.
Pointing out that the original 1953 Corvette was available only as a convertible, the automaker says the C8 generation was designed first and foremost for an open-top experience.
Engineers designed the hardtop to stow seamlessly into the body, maintaining the coupe's ability to store two sets of golf clubs in the trunk even when the top is down.
Switching to a hardtop provides a quieter cabin and a cleaner look than previous softtop designs, along with increased security. The two-piece top can be activated at speeds of up to 30 mph and retracts in just 16 seconds.
Inspired by fighter jets, the convertible's tonneau cover features two aerodynamic nacelles that mimic jet engine housings. The design ditches the coupe's transparent panel that showcases the mid-mounted engine, however.
The convertible adds $7,500 to the entry 1LT Stingray coupe base price, while Carbon Flash metallic-painted nacelles and roof are available as an optional upgrade.