From the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible.
(upbeat music) Hi, I'm Kelsey Mays for Cars.com. Chevrolet introduced an all new 7th generation Corvette hardtop at the 2013 North American International Auto Show back in January.
Given that every generation of this car, since 1953 has had a convertible, we expected a new Corvette droptop as much as, "Oh, we'd expect to call in sick after 10 cent wing night at The Tavern." Well, here it is, the new Corvette Stingray convertible. We're at the 2013 New York International Auto Show getting ready to check it out, and we're kinda glad we didn't eat wings last night. Let's take a look. There's a three layer soft top that powers up or down with your key fob or at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, GM says. There's a tonneau cover that powers into place here to give it a nice clean appearance. Apart from packaging for the top and reposition seatbelts, Chevy says nothing else has really changed about the Corvette to make it into a convertible. The same 6.2 liter V8 makes 450 horsepower and 450 pounds feet of torque. GM says there were no structural reinforcements made for the convertible, which should preserve nearly the same power to weight ratio, not that it may need it. The new Corvette has an extensive aluminum frame here, it's 57% stiffer and 99 pounds lighter than the gen six's steel frame. The 7th gen Corvette coupe goes on sale this summer, pricing information is still pending, but we'd expect the Corvette convertible, like the previous generation, to cost a little bit more than the coupe. For more information on the coupe, check out our videos from the auto show back in January or more information on our blog at KickingTires.com. (car engine revving)