Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Premier Edition Will Have Everyone Green with Envy
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Premier Edition package begins on the outside where GM has opted to paint them all Lime Rock Green with a tan convertible top that, honestly, I’m not in love with but dark metallic green is definitely one of the few colors that really works with the tan top. These unique Corvette Stingray Convertibles will also come with a set of polished 5 spoke wheels with the modern Stingray logo on the center caps.
In terms of performance and amenities, the Corvette Stingray Convertible Premier Edition will be based on the top of the line 3LT trimline with the Z51 Performance Package so this will be one solid performer but to take the performance just a step further. The Stingray Convertible Premier Edition will come standard with the performance exhaust package that increases the output of the new LT1 V8 to 460 horsepower and 465lb-ft of torque while the Magnetic Selective Ride Control system ensures that this will handle the curves with the best sports cars in the world.
The 3LT trimline with the inclusion of the Z51 package makes the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Premier Edition (which is a real mouthful, by the way) about as loaded as can be but to make these droptop Chevys stand out even more, a Brownstone suede interior has been added along with a carbon fiber interior trim kit and a dash plaque that accentuates their limited edition status. These limited edition Corvette Convertibles also come with a unique 5 piece luggage set from Thule that is designed to tuck neatly into the new Stingray for those folks looking to take a trip in their new Vette.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Premier Edition looks great and sounds like it is one awesome package but there are a few bits of bad news. First off, GM will only offer 550 examples of the Premier Edition Corvette Convertible and with a price of $77,450 including destination – it is the most expensive modern C7 Corvette available thus far. The standard 2014 Corvette Convertible with the 3LT/Z51 package carries a price of $66,805 and adding Lime Rock Green adds $495 to that price. Factor in the Magnetic Selective Ride Control system ($1,795), the performance exhaust system ($1,195), the sueded interior package ($495), the carbon fiber interior kit ($995), the luggage set ($910) and the destination fee ($995) and you have a car that “should” cost $73,685 – give or take a hundred here or a hundred there for some of the other goodies which are not listed in the basic Corvette build page. This means that the Premier Edition Corvette Convertible costs around $3,000 more than a comparably equipped, non-limited edition Stingray ‘vert but when you consider the fact that these cars will be collectables as soon as they roll off of the assembly line, three grand really isn’t a big deal for someone who is already looking to put down over 70 thousand for a new Corvette.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Premier Edition is expected to begin hitting dealerships early in 2014 with the non-Premier Edition models following shortly after. If you have the $78k needed to buy one of the 550 launch edition Corvette Convertibles, it would probably be wise to visit your local Chevy dealership right away with cash in hand because these models are likely to sell in a hurry.