We took a look at the first Chevy Corvette convertible from October 2020. It was an exhilarating feeling, as this is the first retractable Corvette rig and at that time a "mid-mount" Vet. It's very different from the unassuming Corvette C8 in terms of aesthetics, but after all, it's the same sports car – also capable of pulling its roof for 16 seconds as long as 30 miles per hour.
However, this video uploaded by Drive 615 on YouTube shows a different version of Topless Corvette.
The bomber spotted a 2020 destroyed cabriolet convertible on the back of a Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was not the uploader's original mission, as he originally wanted to spot the Corvette C8 in Accelerate Yellow. Instead, this total C8 convertible prototype appeared on the surface.
It is difficult to decipher exactly what happened to the destroyed prototype. However, based on the video, it could be seen that the airbags were deployed and one of the wheels was missing. By that, we can say that the roofless prototype had an accident while doing further tests.
There are a few things we know about Topless Corvette. Heavy is considering using a fabric roof for that, but the company scrapped the idea because "the C7 buggy wasn't cool". On top of that, the Corvette convertible weighs only 80kg heavier than the coupe version, which is quite negligible.
Production of the Corvette Convertible is slated to begin later this year, with right-hand versions available for a later date. Chevrolet says the retractable roof version will be only $ 7,500 more than the coupe version, which should be around $ 67,000.