After the Detroit Auto Show, here is its inevitable discoverable declination of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Cabriolet 2014 which will help to maintain the legend. But wait until 2014 to dispose. Price tag US $ 60,000, the dream is within reach, but the taxes and the large displacement of the Chevrolet will shower enthusiasms.
The Corvette is a bit the phenomenon of the Porsche 911 applied to the United States. Generations follow each other and forge a legend that will not contradict. It is a way to roll distinctive, even more for a European for which the presence of a large (6. 2 l) V8 under the hood is certainly an intimidating element. But it could be easily wiped out if the Corvette was sold at a price similar to that of the United States who puts it out of reach of many (read: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Sold 1.1 Million).
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Cabriolet that repeated mechanical 450 horses and 610 Nm should arrive a few months later on the old Continent. The Cabriolet was developed at the same time as the Coupe. So, the Corvette Stingray to enjoy open air driving without that might harm performance, equipment or design.
Add export to Europe version have been planned from the outset and that adaptation to the regulations will be finally enough light. The rest relate to the removal of the roof, which plays on the hood housing and the upper anchorage points safety belts. Found as a frame a new aluminium structure for the convertible, more rigid and 57% 45 kilos lighter than the current steel structure. Without reinforcements of cash necessary, weight/power between coupe and convertible are nearly identical. Weight distribution is also ideal 50-50.
The hood canvas triple thickness, with rear glass, is fully electric and can fold with the remote control, the operation is possible in stock, up to 50 km/h. The body incorporates elements in lightweight materials, such as the hood and roof panel removable of the cutting fiber carbon, or like the wings, doors and composite panels. The basement is composite carbon nanotube. A new aluminum structure allows to gain weight at the rear and get optimal 50: 50 weight distribution, benefiting the excellent weight/power ratio.
Good prince, Chevrolet offers as the Pack Performance Z51 coupe, frequent vehicle on circuit. It includes an electronic limited-slip differential, a lubrication by dry sump brake cooling pack, a scoop of cooling down the wings back to the differential and transmission as well as an aerodynamic pack that improves high speed stability.
With all that, driving a Corvette C7 should be exciting and it can not find a priori a disadvantage: his displacement penalized by the French tax system. But if its tariff is wise, this could compensate with enthusiasts, forced to spend 30% more than to have this level of performance.