Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was the brightest and most coveted new car unveiled in the US this year. And arguably the largest Corvette in decades.

Not only was this American sports car mid-engined (previously the powertrain was in the front), it remained relatively affordable at a base price of less than $ 60,000.

Many then suspected that the company would not be able to keep this price for a long time. But…

We now know from Corvette Blogger that prices for the 2021 model won’t change even a little. Officially.

The news came straight from Chevrolet, specifically from Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter, who spoke to people on the online version of the annual NCM Bash HPDE (National Corvette Museum).

Obviously, that didn’t stop Corvette fans from chatting with the automaker, who seemed eager to share some good news.

“The first thing that will be remembered by the updated lineup is the magnetic suspension. Now it will become a standalone option, it can be added to any configuration (without the Z51 upgrade package), ”said Tag.

Adjusted for fluctuations in the dollar exchange rate, the base C8 sells for «last year’s» $ 58,900.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Almost no one is buying a base car, however, as statistics in the Corvette Blogger report show that most 2020 Corvette buyers choose the 3LT model and higher.

Speaking of colors, the report says two body colors will be removed by 2021 and new ones will take their place.

Blade Silver will be replaced by Silver Flare and Long Long Red will be replaced by Red Mist Metallic.

I would like to note that the scarlet shade looks a little more contrasting and bright than the existing one. This is not exactly what we wanted to see, but there will be at least some differences in 2021.

The 2021 Corvette is not yet available to order, in part because production of the model has been extended.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

The reason for the longer production of the current model is oddly high demand and a slight production stop due to a worldwide pandemic.

As a reminder, the base version of the Chevy C8 has a 6.2-liter power unit with a capacity of 495 l / s, accelerating from 0-96 km / h in 2.9 seconds.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible Roadster Folded Hard Roof

The open version will cost about seven thousand dollars more than the coupe. Prices start at $ 67,495 (4.4 million rubles) for a complete set of 1LT, which is also basic for the targa.

With the eighth-generation Corvette Stingray shifting to a mid-engined layout, the new approach to the open version doesn’t seem so revolutionary anymore.

And yet this is the first roadster in the history of the model with a motorized hardtop. Production of the transformer will begin at the Bowling Green factory by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Recall that this is not the first time Chevrolet uses such a design: more or less recent examples recall the stylish SSR pickup.

Like the targa, the trunk behind the engine compartment holds two golf bags. You only have to donate the view of the engine: instead of a window, ventilation gills are installed.

It is stated that the soft top was abandoned due to low safety performance and excessive noise levels at high speeds, and the advantage over the classic targa, where the central section of the roof must be removed by hand, is obvious in everyday use.

Converting a Berlinetta into a roadster takes just 16 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph (49 km / h). Six electric motors are now responsible for the process, and not hydraulics, as before.

The Americans argue that such a drive is more reliable. «In the base» both roof segments are painted in body color, and for a surcharge, carbon fiber trim is offered, including nodules behind the seats.

From the outset, the eighth Corvette was designed as open, so the roadster body did not require significant additional reinforcement.

Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible 2021.

Hence the slight difference in weight compared to the targa — according to rumors, no more than 36 kg.

To avoid overheating of the structure, the folded roof compartment is made of special composite and heat-dissipating materials.

This also prevents disturbances in the heat transfer of the engine. There is no discount in power for the roadster!

The atmospheric «eight» LT2 with a volume of 6.2 liters produces the same 502 hp. and 637 N • m (with optional exhaust).

The moment to the rear wheels is transmitted by the first eight-speed «robot» for the Chevrolet brand.

The roadster owes its constant drag value to the standard spoiler from the optional Z51 Performance package for the targa.

And only the dynamics of the heavy sports car are not yet talked about.

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