Price (as tested) 💲: $94,910
Powertrain ⚙️: V8 6.2-liter
Output 💪: 495 hp/470 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 8-speed dual-clutch automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 2.9 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 180 mph
MPGe (as tested) ⛽️: 15 city/27 hwy/19 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 3,637 lbs
Last year, Chevy put the performance car world on notice with the introduction of its first mid-engine Corvette. At a starting price of $60,000, the C8 Stingray Coupe could accelerate, handle, and draw attention like supercars costing at least three times its price. Eager to keep the momentum going, Chevrolet brings to market its first hard top convertible Corvette. Promising the same astonishing performance as the Coupe, with the convenience and style of a folding hard top roof, the C8 Stingray Convertible may be even more appealing than the fixed roof. Best of all, the C8 Convertible starts under $69,000.
Miles may not have inherited the car guy gene from his father (heck, his mom is the one with a Porsche 911 obsession), but his dad did have a soft spot for the Chevy Corvette. Miles came to know and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the Corvette through his father’s C5 and C6 convertibles. Through this lens, he considers how far the C8 has come in terms of performance and – more importantly – comfort. Does its bargain price tag come with cut corners? Are you better off saving your pennies to buy a Jaguar F-Type P450 Convertible, Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, or Audi R8 Spyder? Find out in this in-depth review of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 3LT.