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2014 Stingray Convertible to Be Shown in Geneva

March 6, 2013

Nathan Bomey

2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. (courtesy of GM)

General Motors is showing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible at the Geneva auto show in Switzerland.

The automaker revealed the seventh generation of the Corvette in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Engineers replaced all but two parts in the new version of the new Corvette.

The convertible maintains the specifications of the coupe, including an all-new 6.2-liter, small-block V8 engine with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. GM says the coupe and convertible will get better gas mileage than their predecessors -- at least 26 m.p.g. on the highway.

Chevrolet will announce pricing later.

The coupe and convertible will hit showrooms in the U.S. in the third quarter. GM said it would be available in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Russia in "late 2013." GM executives have said they may ship some Corvettes to China.

"The convertible has been a part of the heart and soul of Corvette since the very beginning in 1953," Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design, said in a statement. "With the all-new Corvette Stingray, we designed and developed the coupe and convertible simultaneously. As a result, the Corvette Stingray offers an open-top driving experience with no compromise in performance, technology or design."



Source: (c)2013 the Detroit Free Press Distributed by MCT Information Services


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