Wind in the hair driving has attracted drivers across the globe. It has also acted as a magnet for onlookers. Chevrolet have gone ahead and displayed the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible. This car has a retractable hardtop which can be operated at a speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and is retracted in the compartment above the engine in 16 seconds using six motors to fold the two piece contraption. Despite the retractable roof, the Corvette can still hold two golf bags in the boot.
Chevrolet have raised the performance and handling stakes by placing the engine midships ahead of the rear wheel. The Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a small block 6.2 litre V-8 LT2 engine. This is the only naturally aspirated V-8 engine in its segment. The Corvette’s engine produces 490 HP of power and 637 N-m of torque. The power and torque is transferred to the wheels through an eight speed dual clutch gearbox. The double-paddle de-clutch feature even allows the driver to disconnect the clutch by holding both paddles for more manual control.
The 2020 Corvette’s looks have been inspired by fighter aircraft. The tonneau cover features aerodynamically shaped nacelles influenced by the housing used for jet engines. The nacelles help reduce air re-circulation into the cabin and provide a remarkably exotic profile with the top up or down. The tonneau also provides a rear power-adjustable window and a vent for mid-engine cooling. A divider glass window in the middle of the vehicle can be power adjusted with the top up or down. The glass has been optimized to reduce air re-circulation and wind noise in the cabin for improved quietness. The roof system design, combined with the same rear spoiler used on the Stingray coupe’s Z51 Performance Package, results in identical drag between the coupe and convertible with the top up.