So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

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    So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!
    Chevrolet has yet to announce a mid-engined Corvette convertible, but it previewed one at the end of the C8's reveal.
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    • Though not confirmed yet, a convertible based on the mid-engined Chevrolet C8 Corvette is almost a certainty.
    • A Chevrolet representative hinted that a droptop C8 is in the works but didn't debut alongside the targa-topped coupe on July 17.
    • Every generation of the Corvette has offered a convertible since 1953.


    With a few exceptions, Chevrolet's Corvette has been sold as a convertible continuously since 1953. The original Vette, in fact, was only offered as a droptop—so logic holds that the new mid-engined Corvette C8 will gain a convertible variant sometime after the targa-topped coupe goes on sale late this year. Right?

    The sneak reveal of the convertible jibes with our pre-reveal chats with the Corvette design and engineering teams. In those interactions, a confirmation proved elusive. The closest we got to one was a wink-wink, nod-nod sort of hint: "Stay tuned." And then Chevy went ahead and showed the car in a video at the C8 Corvette reveal event. So we know it's happening.

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    cool!

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    They should do a T-top

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    It is a targa top

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Ummmmm... That's actually just one with the targa top off....lol

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Gotta wonder where the folding top will go. There can't be much room in front of the engine.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    Gotta wonder where the folding top will go. There can't be much room in front of the engine.
    My thought is it will be similar to the old Solstice/Sky, where the furthest point back will actually fold forward a bit, allowing the whole top to collapse in behind the seats/in front of the engine. Or maybe it will split into 2 sections with the front half going behind the seats and the rear half going into the trunk space.

    Or I could be completely wrong and the whole thing will be made of Tony Stark nano machines that will neatly fold into the glove box when not in use.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Front overhang a little to long, but would like to see a wide body version before I decide to purchase.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    My thought is it will be similar to the old Solstice/Sky, where the furthest point back will actually fold forward a bit, allowing the whole top to collapse in behind the seats/in front of the engine. Or maybe it will split into 2 sections with the front half going behind the seats and the rear half going into the trunk space.
    Perhaps it will be small enough that it could actually fold flat on top of the engine?
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Looks like a Ferrari 488 Spyder.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    Gotta wonder where the folding top will go. There can't be much room in front of the engine.
    Well .... where does the targa top go?
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    Ummmmm... That's actually just one with the targa top off....lol
    It's the convertible.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainDan View Post
    Well .... where does the targa top go?
    In the frunk.

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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Targa top on the coupe goes in the rear storage area.
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    Re: So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    Ummmmm... That's actually just one with the targa top off....lol
    Yeah and a video from TFLCar showed the host at 14:15 asking about it and it goes in the rear compartment.
    https://www.tflcar.com/2019/07/c8-co...l-reveal-post/

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