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  • POLL: C8 Stingray Coupe or HT Convertible

    Now that we have seen tons of pictures of the 2020 Stingray coupe and 4 GM pictures of the HT convertible, which one are you planning to buy.

    First a the thread with those four GM Corvette HT convertible pictures if you have not seen it, or want a re-review.

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...nvertible-pics

    Which one speaks to you?
    116
    Definitely A HT Convertible
    41.38%
    48
    Probably A HT Convertible
    5.17%
    6
    Definitively A Coupe
    43.10%
    50
    Probably A Coupe
    7.76%
    9
    Do Not Know Yet
    2.59%
    3
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  • #2
    Coupe for me #2 on my dealer list.

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    • #3

      Hopefully GM will turn on the HT Convertible Visualizer. Visualizer is AWESOME!Click image for larger version  Name:	Corvette Stingray 2020 (1).jpg Views:	2 Size:	165.0 KB ID:	49928Click image for larger version  Name:	Corvette Stingray 2020 (3).jpg Views:	1 Size:	182.0 KB ID:	49927 Don't know Yet. GM Needs to turn on the HT Convertible Visualizer. Honestly-We are all aware there is one coming soon. The Visualizer will definitely sell more.
      I absolutely love the Visualizer. Thanks GM It makes decision making soo much easier.
      Click image for larger version  Name:	Corvette Stingray 2020 (5).jpg Views:	0 Size:	164.0 KB ID:	49926
      Last edited by Frenzy36; 07-22-2019, 09:09 PM.
      Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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      • #4
        Definitely a coupe. It'll be less expensive and I'm a cheapskate.

        (wanted to use a slightly different expression but the auto-censor didn't like it)

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        • #5
          So, I love 'verts and spyders. But after looking at the photos...**** does that engine cover look good on the coupe! I don't think I could justify getting rid of it. The 'vert renderings look nice, but there is just something about the coupe. The fact that it has a targa makes it even better. I applaud the team for keeping that option.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by P-Tree View Post
            So, I love 'verts and spyders. But after looking at the photos...**** does that engine cover look good on the coupe! I don't think I could justify getting rid of it. The 'vert renderings look nice, but there is just something about the coupe. The fact that it has a targa makes it even better. I applaud the team for keeping that option.
            Totally agree. #1 on my dealers list.

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            • #7
              Hardtop convertible. The clear engine cover is a great feature. For obvious reasons, it won’t be used on the ht convertible.
              Possible solution, OLED engine cover! Simply post up a photo of your favorite engine and, voila! If you get bored with that you can always watch a movie or post up a fish tank! The possibilities are endless!
              In this crazy world, someone may actually do it!
              Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Now that we have seen tons of pictures of the 2020 Stingray coupe and 4 GM pictures of the HT convertible, which one are you planning to buy.

                First a the thread with those four GM Corvette HT convertible pictures if you have not seen it, or want a re-review.

                https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...nvertible-pics

                Which one speaks to you?
                If there is a hard top convertible as Chazcron rendered that folds into the car, then yes. If a ragtop, then, "no".
                If not a hard top convertible then a coupe.
                If they offer a Grand Sport then probably a Grand Sport.

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                • #9
                  Anxiously awaiting seeing/sitting in a convertible. Want to make sure it still "feels" good enough with those buttresses. Looks like it will fold on top of the engine and retain cargo space, which is important to me. Hoping/planning on purchasing winter of 2021.
                  2021 HTC on order with 2LT, front lift, msrc, npp, elb with two tone seats, and gray hash marks. September first delivery??
                  Now 22. Thinking adding cf interior and deleting hash marks.
                  Delivery? Who knows. ☹☹

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                  • #10
                    Coupe. Hydraulics in retractable hard tops can be expensive when repairs are needed out of warranty. And want the rear deck window.

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                    • #11
                      There will be a vertical window behind the seat, behind the buttresses on the HT convertible, but as per GM’s official drawing, shown in our top forum landing banner, one will not be able to see the motor in a C8 HT convertible. Sorry about that for your HT folks.
                      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                        Coupe. Hydraulics in retractable hard tops can be expensive when repairs are needed out of warranty. And want the rear deck window.
                        Really, That's peanuts compared to the drivetrain, engine, transmission, electronics. The hydraulics are the least of anyones worries. How many HT Verts do you own? If anyone wants a HT Convertible I strongly suggest it I have owned many and have never had any issues with hysraulics. It is extremely nice to simply push the actuator down and have the top close when it starts raining. Should we all purchase a bicycle so there is less maintenance?
                        Last edited by Frenzy36; 07-23-2019, 04:29 PM.
                        Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                          Coupe. Hydraulics in retractable hard tops can be expensive when repairs are needed out of warranty. And want the rear deck window.
                          The C7 'vert uses hydraulics. In the more than 4 years I've been on Corvette forums, I've seen exactly one problem reported with the mechanicals or hydraulics of the 'vert. One. This isn't an Italian exotic, it's a Chevy. They'll test it to death. They probably have a 'vert in the shop somewhere undergoing 100,000 cycles.


                          As for the poll, unless the price of the HTV is way too much, definitely the 'vert. The visible engine is cool, but at shows everyone will be raising the hatch anyway. I'm fine with not having to polish my engine as often as the paint. And being able to drop or raise the top at the push of a button beats the heck out of wrestling with the targa and losing most of the rear trunk to the roof. I am assuming the rear window retracts when the top is lowered, but even if it doesn't I'd still prefer the HTV.
                          Last edited by meyerweb; 07-23-2019, 09:33 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Enough. Let's keep this on topic which is whether you want a C8 coupe or convertible.
                            1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
                            2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              There will be a vertical window behind the seat, behind the buttresses on the HT convertible, but as per GM’s official drawing, shown in our top forum landing banner, one will not be able to see the motor in a C8 HT convertible. Sorry about that for your HT folks.
                              With the way it appears from the photos we have seen that it is a rounded cover. Possibly GM may figure out a way to approach it or possibly an aftermarket vendor may come up with the solution to be able to add a window cover of some type over the engine on the Vert.
                              Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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