Here’s an interesting factoid: According to Chevrolet, 58 percent of the Corvette’s 1.1 million Facebook fans live outside of the United States—which helps explain why the brand will premiere the all-new 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland this March.
"It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over," said Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet (and Cadillac) in Europe. "It is an icon that has long been recognized and admired even in countries where it's never officially been offered."
Now, with the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Coupe just debuting in Detroit in January, at the North American International Auto Show, there aren’t many extra details about the drop-top model yet available. On the other hand, it will certainly share the same 450-hp V8 engine destined for the coupe—which will be the most powerful entry-level ’Vette of all time—along with just about everything else except the top itself.
"Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car," said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. "The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation—be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting back roads."
The brand also has revealed when and where the very first open-air 2014 Stingray will be sold: At April’s Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach, Fla.
Proceeds from the sale will go to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and to get in on the bidding, you can visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com. But you may want to visit your bank first: When the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Coupe crossed the auction block for charity in January, the winning bid reached $1.05 million.