2013 NY Auto Show Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

During the week leading up to the 2013 New York International Auto Show, The Driving Life will focus on the big news to expect from automakers, including vehicle launches and model updates.

After taking its convertible top off in public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier in March, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will be making its North American debut at the 2013 North American International Auto.

The convertible model features an all-new, fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. The top can also be opened or closed on the go at speeds of up to 30 mph. The Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible arrive in global markets in late 2013.

“The convertible has been a part of the heart and soul of Corvette since the very beginning in 1953,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “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.”

All of the performance technology and capabilities introduced on the Corvette Stingray coupe carry over to the convertible. All models are powered by the new LT1 6.2-liter V-8, with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will debut during General Motor’s press conference starting at 12:45 p.m. EST, on Wednesday, March 27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

[Source: General Motors]

Check out The Driving Life’s previous coverage of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Debut in Detroit.

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