Chevrolet says the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible solely weighs about 80 lbs (36 kg) greater than the coupe.
Previous to the launch of the mid-engined droptop, a reported brochure from Chevrolet indicated it might weigh roughly 120 lbs (54 kg) greater than the coupe however talking with Autoblog on the automotive’s launch, Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter revealed that the automotive is even slimmer than that. He didn’t have a ultimate determine available.
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Convertibles of yesteryear historically weighed a whole bunch of kilos greater than their coupe counterparts. That’s not likely the case anymore on this planet of high-end sports activities vehicles and supercars, notably those who use light-weight and robust carbon fiber monocoques that require no extra strengthening when the roof is eliminated.
Nevertheless, the Corvette Convertible doesn’t characteristic a carbon monocoque but Juechter says it doesn’t require extra strengthening. The added weight comes solely from the roof itself and the reducing mechanism.
Chevrolet says it’s ready for the Corvette Convertible to be bought in roughly the identical numbers because the coupe.
Costs for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible begin at solely $7500 greater than an equal coupe, or from $67,495 which may be very affordable. It’s little surprise then that Chevrolet expects to promote so many. What may also inevitably generate elevated curiosity within the automotive is the truth that the folding hardtop doesn’t influence on the beneficiant space for storing discovered past the engine that may nonetheless match two units of golf golf equipment.