Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible - alleged leaked imageIt was inevitable that we'd see the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray topless at some point, but that didn't make us any less interested when a pair of supposedly leaked official images showed up on last week. We posted them on our Facebook page, but held off reporting on them here until we could get a little more information.

Those images, which feature a dark red car on a sterile black studio background, supposedly first appeared on the website of diecast model maker Maisto. A Chevrolet spokesman has been reported saying that they are "not official images released by Chevrolet PR," which isn't a denial they're the real deal, but neither is it a confirmation.

Close examination of the photos suggest they could be official shots of the Corvette Stingray Convertible, and while some have doubted their authenticity due to a lack of vents (which were seen on the C7s that debuted in Detroit last week), it could be that the images are of a base model car without the Z51 package that doesn't require the extra venting and cooling.

While we've waited to learn more, we had some artist friends of ours work up our own exclusive renderings that place a silver 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible in a more natural, wind-in-you-hair (or not, in the case of our cue-balled driver) outdoor setting. Now in addition to imagining the topless C7 sitting in your all-black garage, you can visualize yourself blasting down a country road with the wind whipping through your, uh, eyebrows.

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      Larry Clark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boy do I love this car. Hope I can afford one when they annouce pricing.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it really that much of a mystery to envision what a Corvette convertible would look like?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        I was thinking the same thing. Ever since images of the C7 were first released, I have been trying to picture the car as a convertible, and these images are about what I expected.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The designers of the new Vette had so much pressure on them they threw every design cliche at the car. I think the car is over designed, over detailed, over thought. Just over everything, except over elegant.
      • 2 Years Ago
      the more pictures I see of the C7, the more I like my C6.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        You won't say that when you see it in person. I hated it in photos, loved it in person. Still don't love the rear though.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I seem to be in the minority, but I like the new Stingray. As the article indicates, the rear vents over the wheels are not needed on the base models. So I think they have a cleaner look. The black colored vents are a bit much, so hopefully they will offer them in body color soon. Overall I find the design and look sharp and aggressive. And the top down look is quite nice.
        • 2 Years Ago
        not sure how accurate those comments about the vents are... some GM remarks indicated that it was the \'base model\' on display, Z51 package or not. We\'ll see, but I hope they are deleted with the real \'base\' model. That was always enough car for me as it was...
      • 2 Years Ago
      cant wait to see these things driving 15 under the limit like all corvette convertible owners do
      • 2 Years Ago
      The car's details aren't cohesive and styling is over done and tacky. I'd still drive it.
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the typical Uncle Molestti corvette driver in the pic after his toupee flys off.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks absolutely great. The Corvette designers did a fabulous job of making a futuristic, full featured, fast as hell supercar. Not only that, but one I can buy for $60k and get 25 MPG in. Amazing!
      • 2 Years Ago
      The coupe is always better than convertible when it comes to a corvette. The Convertible looks very bad with top up.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Saying a convertible looks bad with the top up is like saying Adriana Lima looks terrible in a raincoat.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks great IMO - better as a convertible.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still rather have a Boxster S. This is just way over styled.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        I love the Boxster S, but this makes it look like a dog when the two are in the same room. Christ, the Jaguar F-Type completely destroys the Boxster S if you went by looks alone. That thing is going to cannibalize Boxster/Cayman sales like nobody's business. That was the most gorgeous thing at the auto show by far, made even the Ferrari F12 look almost bland.
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