The first mid-engine 'Vette is a stunning thing to look at and is more exotic in appearance than anything in its price bracket. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible sports car changes very little of the two-door coupe's allure, making it an exciting thing to behold with dramatic side air intakes and broad haunches. All models receive staggered 19/20-inch alloy wheels, carbon flash exterior accenting, LED headlights, and, of course, a power-retractable hardtop roof. The 2LT and 3LT feature power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, and the special 70th Anniversary edition gets model-specific wheels and badging. Optional black exhaust tips are available.
You don't make a vehicle with a mid-engine V8 without altering the proportions and making them rather substantial in the process. Measuring 182.3 inches long, the Corvette is 6.3 inches longer than the Jaguar F-Type R Convertible, while the 107.2-inch wheelbase is a full four inches longer than the Jag. The Chevy's width is 76.1 inches at the body's broadest point, and it stands 48.6 inches tall, giving it the impression of being very low and wide in true supercar style.
Chevy has done a good job of keeping the convertible sports car's weight relatively low despite its substantial dimensions; a dry weight of 3,467 lbs is claimed, just 101 lbs heavier than the coupe.
|Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Trims||Stingray 1LT Convertible||Stingray 2LT Convertible||Stingray 3LT Convertible|
|Max Width||76.1 in.||76.1 in.||76.1 in.|
|Length||182.3 in.||182.3 in.||182.3 in.|
|Height||48.6 in.||48.6 in.||48.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||107.18 in.||107.18 in.||107.18 in.|
|Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Trims||Curb Weight|
|Stingray 1LT Convertible||3,467 lbs.|
|Stingray 2LT Convertible||3,467 lbs.|
|Stingray 3LT Convertible||3,467 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 11"|
This is one sexy 2-door convertible and deserves to be displayed in the most vivid colors available; it is a Corvette, after all. Chevrolet offers the convertible in 12 exterior hues, with eight of these being no-cost options. Standouts from the base palette include Torch Red, Ceramic Matrix Gray, and Elkhart Lake Blue, while the subtlety of the Silver Flare and Hypersonic Gray suit the Corvette's styling cues. Caffeine Metallic is an interesting bronze alternative to the standard black and white. Four premium paints require extra expenditure, including the vibrant Accelerate Yellow and Rapid Blue for $500, while Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat and Amplify Orange Tintcoat cost an extra $995.
The color palette can be complemented by a list of ten striping packages, including full-length dual racing stripes in colors like Carbon Flash, Midnight Gray, Edge Orange, and Sterling Silver for $995 or, for a more subtle alternative, $500 two-tone Stinger Stripes on the hood. The 70th Anniversary edition comes with its own unique paint job: Pearl Metallic with Satin Matrix Gray dual racing stripes or Carbon Flash Metallic with Sating Black stripes. Finally, the Stingray R Appearance Package can be added for racing-themed graphics and center caps on the wheels.