GM Unwraps 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible And Drop Dead Gorgeous C8.R Race Car

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General Motors set hearts ablaze when it official unveiled the C8 Corvette Stingray back in August. With sexy good looks, a thumping 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower situated behind the driver (a first for a production Corvette) and a starting price of just under $60,000, the 2020 Corvette is sure to be massive hit for General Motors.

The droptop variants of Corvettes are nearly as revered as their fixed-roof counterparts, and the convertible version of the C8 Corvette Stingray has just been officially revealed. This time around, there's no fabric roof -- instead, the vehicle features a power retractable hardtop that can be stowed (or opened) in just 16 seconds. As an added bonus, you raise or lower the top at speeds up to 30 mph.

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The retractable top comes standard finished body color, but you can also get an optional "Carbon Flash" finish with matching fairings. It's hard to say which looks better -- the coupe or the convertible -- but one thing that is definitely missing on the latter is the glass covering that allows you to see the small block in all its glory.

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Everything else about the vehicle is pretty much the same as its coupe counterpart including aforementioned engine, availability of the Z51 Performance Package, the standard 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (the first for a Corvette), and the wild, button-laden interior that features a dramatic increase in materials quality and fit/finish. However, you will pay more for the luxury of having a droptop, as the price of the Corvette Stingray Convertible is $7,500 higher, putting it at $67,495.

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In other Corvette news, General Motors is also teasing the C8.R race car, which features swollen fenders back and front, additional aero aides, a huge spoiler on the rear deck and a massive lower diffuser for additional rear downforce. It’s also expected to use a flat-crank, naturally aspirated V8 engine which sounds glorious. And call us crazy, but we'd say that the C8.R is the best looking of the bunch with its menacing appearance.

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General Motors will be fielding its Corvette Racing team during the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which kicks off in January.

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