The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will weight just 101 pounds more than the coupe, according to a recently leaked GM document.
Earlier this week, we found out that the 2020 Corvette Stingray has a zero to sixty time of just 3.0 seconds. This came from a GM engineering booklet that was passed around to a few folks over at the Corvette Forum while they were attending the Corvettes at Carlisle event last weekend. The document was then photographed and posted-up online for our enlightenment.
While that was perhaps the most important news to come from this Corvette booklet, performance wasn’t the only info we got from it. We also learned that there will absolutely be a convertible version of the ‘Vette coming and that it will weigh just 101 pounds more than the regular version.
According to the document, the 2020 Stingray Coupe has a dry weight of 3,366 lbs, while the convertible version will weigh 3,467 lbs.
We knew that a convertible Corvette was most definitely in the cards thanks to spy photos of a 2020 Stingray test mule that were floating around last month. Chevy also released a teaser video showcasing how the Stingray’s roof would look when fully retracted.
With just 101 lbs between the two vehicles, it seems doubtful that the convertible version would have particularly worse performance stats than the coupe, so we suspect that the convertible will retain the same zero to sixty time and might see a slight reduction in top speed. This will put the new Corvette on par with McLaren and Lamborghini for how much a retractable hardtop adds to a car’s weight.
We’re not sure how much draw the convertible version of the Corvette will have given that the coupe’s roof panels are already removable if you desperately need to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Then again, you can never underestimate the importance of convenience when it comes to luxury car owners.