Review: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Explosive Way to Celebrate 60 Years

Posted by Arv Voss - December 21, 2013
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Chevrolet gave birth to the first Corvette back in 1953. It was a convertible. Now, we have the seventh generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. The C1 was a fiberglass-bodied sports car created for the open-air crowd. Well, it was at least sporty looking for its time. However, in today’s sports car arena, it would probably be laughed at – not for it’s styling mind you, but for its performance potential or lack thereof. That first example of the Corvette was powered by an inline Stovebolt “Blue Flame” six-cylinder engine that mated to a cast-iron, three-speed Powerglide (not-so lovingly dubbed ‘Powerslide’) automatic transmission that metered the driving force to the rear wheels. It was a two-seat roadster with a cloth convertible top and an optional, removable hardtop that came later. The bow-tie team has continued to evolve the Corvette into a true sports car to be reckoned with. The first Stingray appeared as a 1963 model. The latest iteration, or seventh generation C7 version – the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible and Coupe are living proof of the iconic car’s magical evolution.

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