Chevrolet will publicly launch the eighth-generation Corvette Convertible at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Merritt Island, Fla. on October third – only one day after the car first made its debut.
The complex's Rocket Garden will fill in as Corvette Convertible central and will have a secret guest speaker from Chevrolet (perhaps Mary Barra?), and a "special" astronaut as well. All you need to do is buying the daily admission ticket ($47 for those somewhere in 3 and 11 years old and $57 for those older than 12 years old).
As one of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) field centers, the Kennedy Space Center holds a historic spot in the history of space exploration. Nothing unexpected, at that point, that Chevrolet would announce the Corvette Convertible to the public in such location, given the known preference for Corvettes by astronauts in the 1960s. Who to blame when, given that Jim Rothman Chevrolet in Melbourne, Fla. offered astronauts a $1 trial of for one year of any Chevrolet.
Like its coupe version, C8 droptop grasps a mid-engine format. In the meantime, pictures released by GM, just as spy photos and video, show the new Corvette Convertible will discard its ancestor's cloth rooftop for a folding hardtop.
Since we only have a few news about the car, we anticipate that the convertible should share its powertrain with the coupe. That implies a standard 6.2-liter V8 with a minimum of 490 horsepower on top and an eight-speed dual-clutch programmed transmission. Luckily, we'll know soon enough every single detail of the model when it's officially revealed early next month.