We've just received an early peek at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible here at the Geneva Motor Show. General Motors was kind enough to let us attend the final dress-rehearsal for its press conference scheduled for tomorrow's opening media day, and we've come away with a good look at the droptop C7 in person.

In the metal (err... fiberglass), the new Corvette Convertible seems somehow less avant-garde than the Coupe, even in Z51 Performance Package guise. That's not necessarily a bad thing – more of an observation. That initial impression may be because the C7's new greenhouse is one of its most prominent departures from Corvettes past. While we didn't get to see the top erected, there's no rear side window in the stock images that Chevy has already released, suggesting the C7 convertible's profile will look a lot like its C6 predecessor. And with the new power tonneau cover in place, there are also no rear ducts that come as part of the Z51 package (they've been moved under the car).

As with its predecessor, the tonneau is a handsome double-bubble piece, and the body-color "waterfall" element into the cabin between the seats has made it to the new model as well. Thus, the overall look with the top down should be a bit more familiar to prior-gen C6 owners – if you're one of those put off by the C7's new shape, you'll probably appreciate the convertible bodystyle more than the coupe.

Chevrolet has so far not given any further information on the model to share, but we do know that the electronically operated top is now fully automatic with a push of the rocker switch mounted to the left of the steering wheel – no more monkeying with the windshield header t-bar manual release before having the power mechanism do its thing. In addition, Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe, confirmed during her presentation run-through that the top will raise or lower at speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour). No word yet on things like drag coefficient, weight penalty, pricing or availability, but Chevy plans to release more information tomorrow, so stay tuned. Until then, check out our new gallery of live images.


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      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spend months getting the C7 Corvette ready for the Geneva Show... And the license plate is crooked. Damn.
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JayP
        Either UAW worker installed it or it\'s part of the 2014 Corvette new flair
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like to think each new Corvette reflects the time in which is produced and the one above is no different. I love it. Take any generation and you can sum up that era with a Corvette, in a way they tell a story visually.
      th0mb0ne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not sure how exactly, but this looks better than the coupe. The vents don't bother me and it just looks fresh....perhaps it's the darker color that hides all the elements that felt tacked on with the red from the last show.
      Lab Rat
      • 1 Year Ago
      No top-up shots?
        Lab Rat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lab Rat
        The top on the stock photos looks shopped. So... its really a soft top in a $60k car?
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        Worx2749
        • 1 Year Ago
        If your \"businessman\" wanted to wait two years for delivery, he might.
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      ap71
      • 1 Year Ago
      So much nicer interior than I dream was possible from GM, but what is up with the switchgear?! A few more dollars would have seriously upgraded the interior. The plastics they use are so low grade. Looks like switchgear from a trailblazer. A car like this (I believe it has been pushed upmarket - rightly so) needs to look at the details.
        Raymond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ap71
        What would you kow of the quality of the plastics you haven't sat in our touch one of these. These are images taken under really bright light that does not reflect material properly.
      INCREDIBLE BOB
      • 1 Year Ago
      "In the metal, the new Corvette Convertible seems somehow less avant-garde than the Coupe" REALLY? THEY BUILT A METAL CORVETTE SO THAT CARELESS WRITERS WOULD TRIP UP?
      trzjax
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone noticed wavey front bumper lip? Classy...
      Tarantula
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really hate those aircon vents.....!!! It just looks like they designed the dash and though....sh*t, we forgot the vents...!! Quick, cut some holes and just put em there.
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is one of the few cars today that actually looks just as good as a convertible. In convertible form, there's no mistaking it as anything else but a Corvette. From an aesthetic standpoint, I tend to prefer coupes. With the C7, it's a tossup for me. I love the new fastback look of the coupe, but also like the classic Corvette look of the convertible.
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