The first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was just delivered, but there is already speculation about the redesigned sports car’s next variant. A Corvette convertible is on the way, and it may look like the car in these photos.
These photos from The Auto Insider look like the real deal, although Chevy is understandably not rushing to confirm their authenticity, but the convertible would be a good companion to the coupe if it ended up looking like this.
The transformation is pretty straightforward. The front end is completely unchanged, while the exposed decklid sports a raised fairing that blends with the center brake light. There are also fairings for the seat headrests.
As for the top, it would probably stow beneath the decklid as it does on the current C6. Like the coupe, the proportions resemble those of the previous C6 Corvette, but the details are completely different.
Speaking of details, there are couple missing from this unofficial convertible. The Stingray emblems are missing from the front fenders, and the vents over the rear wheels are gone too.
When the last Corvette was rolled out in 2004, Chevy didn’t wait too long to bring out a convertible version. The C6 was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2004, while the convertible was shown at the Geneva Motor Show the following March.
An unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motor Show would get Corvette enthusiasts thinking about top-down motoring just in time for warm weather, and keep the hype from last week’s Stingray unveiling going.
No matter what it ends up looking like, the seventh generation Corvette convertible will benefit from the same improvements as the coupe. That means a new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and 450 horsepower, a lighter body with some carbon fiber and carbon-nano composite pieces, and an improved interior.