The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will have its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, said that it’s appropriate to launch the new Stingray convertible on the worldwide stage at Geneva since Corvette is the “face of Chevrolet” around the world.
She also said that this icon has been known and loved in countries where it was never available. More than a hundred countries have their own Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs. In fact, non-U.S. residents comprise 58% of the 1.1 million fans who “Like” Corvette's official Facebook page. The Corvette Stingray convertible will offer the right balance of technology, design and performance presented on the coupe in January at the Detroit show.
Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, said that each Corvette is designed as an open car at the start. He also said that the new Stingray is the same way, with the coupe and convertible meant to stand out in any situation whether it’s a daily commute, a a drive through the continent, or charging through winding back roads.
At the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach collector car auction, Chevrolet will put up for auction the first retail production model of the Corvette Stingray convertible for the benefit of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Headquartered in southeast Michigan, Karmanos is a distinctive, urban-based integrated center of research, patient care and education, committed to the prevention, early detection, treatment and later, the eradication of cancer.