New Chevrolet Corvette goes topless

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The hard-top version of the new Chevrolet Corvette was released at the Detroit Motor Show last month, but GM have now leaked images of their new Corvette Convertible, which will be released at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Details are scarce on the convertible, including whether the car will be offered with a soft or folding hard-top lid.  However, the same 6.2 liter V8 engine that develops 335 kW of power and 610 Nm of torque will be fitted with the choice of six speed auto or seven speed manual.  (The power gives the hard-top a 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds.)

Topless Corvette.Topless Corvette.

The styling is very sharp and angular, getting away from all the swoopy designs currently all the rage, and I like the look of it.

That’s all the good news.  The bad news is that it is only for LHD markets.  GM denied it was planning a right-hand-drive variant, “I’m telling you there is no plan,” said Tim Lee, General Motors president of international operations and the vice-president of global manufacturing, at the Detroit motor show.