On Monday, General Motors confirmed the 2020 Chevrolet Convertible will debut early next month. The official date will be October 2nd, giving Chevy a few weeks to build excitement. We wish them a lot of luck.

Beyond removing the materials typically located above your noggin at the press of a button, we aren't absolutely positive what the automaker has planned - but we're confident. Leaked details have suggested a hardtop foldaway design that axes everyone's view of the engine compartment for added rollover protection. A handful of renderings even made it into the automaker's C8 Corvette presentation this summer, briefly showcasing the safety humps and indicating there would a sufficient gap between them for the rearview mirror to do its job. 

The rest of the vehicle should be unchanged, however. We don't expect Chevrolet to abandon the 6.2-liter V8 that already lives inside the Stingray, nor the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox it's mated to. Package offerings should also be more or less the same, too. That leaves the officially official debut (which will be official) to wow us with high-resolution images of the Corvette Convertible's minor changes. Expect substantially less reward glass and maybe an added vent or two.

Chevy's open-air flagship is believed to come in about 100 pounds heavier than a similarly equipped coupe. General Motors will likely have the official numbers for us in October, as well as how many seconds it takes for the new clamshell to consume the roof.

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