Since its founding in 1911, Chevrolet has grown to become one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. Commonly referred to as Chevy, the American car company produces roughly four million cars and trucks every year, and is committed to designing vehicles that are as sleek and stylish as they are safe and functional.
Chevrolet Motor Company came to be when Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded it in Detroit with his brother Arthur Chevrolet, William C. Durant, and a handful of investment partners, including William Little, maker of the Little automobile. The first Chevy automobiles were produced in Flint, Michigan, in what is now known as “Chevy Commons” along the Flint River. The Series C Classic Six was released in the fall of 1913 at the New York Auto Show. Chevrolet first used their now-famous “bowtie emblem” logo in 1914 on their H series models (Royal Mail and Baby Grand) and The L Series Model (Light Six). They debuted their first Corvette in 1953, and since then it has become an iconic Chevy staple. Now, with the release of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, Chevy is changing the game once more.
The Stingray Convertible is Chevy’s first hardtop convertible. Its unique design, inspired by fighter jets, provides a more comfortable and quiet riding experience when the top is up, and also has a spacious trunk and a sleek look. When riders want to put the top down, no problem — the top can be activated when the car is driving up to thirty miles per hour, and can retract in just sixteen seconds! Powered by Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, which produces 495 horsepower when equipped with performance exhaust, this model does not sacrifice appearance for performance. It is also paired with Chevy’s first eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which allows for smooth and quick shifts in speed. Corvette program engineering manager Josh Holder says Chevy’s goal from the beginning was “to make sure customers didn’t have to sacrifice any functionality, performance, or comfort when choosing the hardtop convertible.” With this revolutionized vehicle, they certainly don’t have to.
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