Given this story is about the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, America’s favorite sports car, you’re probably expecting this review to start off extolling the virtues of its 455-horsepower V8. Or perhaps you’re thinking more along the lines of its amazing handling. How about say, its stunning good looks? Or maybe something more along the lines of how excited other motorists get when they see the svelte convertible on the road?
Well, the fact of the matter is all of this is true—absolutely true in fact.
Of course, it’s a Corvette, so all of that is given.
No, the most surprisingly remarkable thing about the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is how quiet it can be. No kidding, in the Eco mode, just tootling along, the Corvette’s ferociously fire-breathing powerplant—the same one capable of launching the two-seat roadster from zero to 60 in 4 seconds, is just as quiet as a luxury sedan. Further, even with its near racing car handling capability, the Corvette rides remarkably smooth with very little tire roar intruding into the passenger compartment. Given the nature of the models preceding it, we’re almost shocked to be able to say, this new Corvette Convertible is just as much grand tourer as it is sports car.