SEMA 2019: C8 Corvette Convertible Wows Vegas on Publicity Tour

Amid all of the wild and crazy rides in Las Vegas, the all-new, mid-engine ‘Vette stood alone by being itself.

A few days ago, we were all chilling out among the amazing rides at SEMA 2019 inside (and outside) the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. In between hitting up the sportsbooks and racing around in go karts, we scoured the floor and outdoor sections for all of the coolest Corvettes we could find, then bring them back to you.

One Corvette we found stood out from the rest not with tons of horsepower, wild paint schemes, or crazy body kits, but by simply being itself. That ‘Vette, of course, is the all-new, mid-engine C8 Corvette Stingray convertible, which made its SEMA debut this year.

One of three C8 ‘Vettes attending SEMA 2019 — the others the Stingray coupe, and the C8.R — the Rapid Blue convertible drew all of the attention away from all of the other cars, showing one and all what all it can do. There’s still plenty of room in the back for two fully loaded golf bags — with more for a getaway bag up front — and the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 with the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, despite the targa roof and fastback engine cover both replaced by the retractable hardtop and dual nacelles.

The Corvette convertible so stunned the crowds at SEMA 2019, even therapy dogs stood still before the presence of the reinvented sports car of America. We certainly can’t wait to see what the brilliant minds will do to make the C8 their own at SEMA 2020; we’re sure they’ll match the hype the show brings every year.

Until then, we only have to wait a few more months until the first Corvette convertibles and coupes of the 2020s leave Bowling Green, Kentucky to roam free across the highways of our country, and beyond.


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