For the first time ever, we've gotten a look at the convertible version of the upcoming C7 Chevrolet Corvette. The new Corvette was spotted while testing on public roads – seemingly in Michigan – with both a C7 coupe and a Porsche 911 as chase cars.

The new convertible is quite obviously carrying on with the softtop of its predecessors; and probably stows under a flush-fitting panel in the rear bodywork. The continuation of the fabric roof, rather than a retractable hardtop, is more than likely a way of keeping both curb weight and cost in check. Beyond its roof, this convertible version of the 2014 Corvette looks just like the cladded coupes that we've spied several times already, save for a new set of attractive five-spoke, dark-finish wheels.

And, after all the hubbub earlier this morning, we now know that the convertible will be powered by Chevy's all new LT1 small block V8. For those of you that missed it, that means at least 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque from the new, 6.2-liter engine.

Enjoy our new gallery of Corvette photos, and expect much more on the new model as we have it.


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      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can tell I'm getting to be 'that age' because I really do want one of these. Good performance for its price range, even on the base models. I'm looking forward to seeing what this looks like unveiled, though I don't think it's going to be that jaw-droppingly different than the C6 (which is fine by me).
      Ed
      • 2 Years Ago
      BAD ECONOMY...MY ASS
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Corvette is the automotive version of the mullet. It might SEEM like a good idea, but then you get one and everyone just laughs at you.
        Richard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        ...and you drive?
        VDuB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        It certainly attracts the mullet crowd
        J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RetrogradE
        I'll be sure to add "gee, what will randoms on the internet think of my choice?" to my list of important decision points next time I go car shopping.
      keet
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, what a fat rump! ...each generation it gets bigger and bigger
        Solider 95B
        • 2 Years Ago
        @keet
        Not sure if serious.
        wooootles
        • 2 Years Ago
        @keet
        And what terrible colors! Black and chocolate-milk brown combo??? And why does its body have too many wrinkles?!?!!1
          keet
          • 2 Years Ago
          @wooootles
          Riiiiiight smart ass, because you can't get a jist of its overall size under the camo. GM has special Anti-Tardis camo.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Marcelo Eu
      • 2 Years Ago
      Retired pornstar car's all over again...
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm hearing crickets from all of the GM fanboys. When that teaser came out.. they were going wild... what now?
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quad circular exhaust in the center just looks tacky imo.
      Duk3ofN3rd5
      • 2 Years Ago
      Argh, still no hard top? WTF? what year is this?
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope its better looking than the Fiat SRT.
      Mike Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is GM serious? . . . a CLOTH top again(?) when even a Miata has a retractable hardtop? Come on, you've GOT to be kidding(!)
        Duck
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike Lee
        Retractable hardtops tend to be considerably heavier and require more room compromise. Considering how anal the Corvette team is about every pound of weight on the vehicle (remember the floors on last gen were balsawood-composite sandwiches for reduced weight), its not surprising they'd stick with cloth that folds up tightly and requires a less powerful and complicated motor folding mechanism.
      Merc1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the same old car, but per Chevy only a cabin air filter and some other minor part carries over. We'll see. The more exciting news is the new small block V8. M
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Merc1
        Cabin filter & roof latch. The car is also physically SMALLER.
          Merc1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sir Duke
          Ok, thanks. I can't wait to see it. If they've dramatically improved the interior and overall build of the entire car they'll have a winner. M
        Richard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Merc1
        It's funny that when Porsche makes their cars evolutionary in terms of redesigns that's great but everybody expects the Corvette to be clean sheet every time. However, I was hoping for the Centennial edition prototype to be the C7
          keet
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Richard
          its because the Porsche has a classic look; since the 80's the Corvette looks like a childs cheap plastic toy.
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