Photos first revealed by The Auto Insider purport to show the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, just days after the coupe was revealed at the Detroit auto show. Chevrolet representatives insist the photos are unofficial, but they still have us wondering: should a topless version of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette look like this?
The photos do look incredibly similar to the production Chevrolet Corvette, albeit without a roof. There are some small issues: the convertible pictured here lacks the “Stingray” emblems present on the front fenders of the coupe, and the vents above each rear wheel are also missing.
A Chevrolet spokesman told us these photos are “not official,” and implied that the automaker doesn’t yet have any Corvette convertibles in a state suitable for photography. Our spy shooters previously snapped pictures of a convertible prototype (pictured below), but it was obscured by camouflage tape and cladding.
Historical precedent means we can expect the Chevrolet Corvette convertible to make its debut this spring. When the previous, C6-generation Chevrolet Corvette launched in 2004, it was revealed in two stages: the traditional coupe bowed at the 2004 Detroit auto show, and a convertible followed in the spring at the Geneva Motor Show. If Chevrolet follows that timetable again, look for a topless Corvette to arrive this March in the Swiss city.
Regardless of whether these are genuine photos, is this a good look for the new Chevrolet Corvette convertible? Does it make sense for creases on the decklid to taper inwards, mimicking the narrow rear window of the coupe, or should the C7 convertible adopt a shape that is more distinct from the hardtop? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Source: The Auto Insider