Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles has been driving a 2020 Corvette Convertible as his Captured Test Fleet (CTF) car and he recently stopped into Pasteiner’s Auto Zone in Birmingham, MI. For those that may not know, Pasteiner’s is an automotive book and hobby store in suburban Detroit so it’s no surprise to see Harlan stopping in.
The hard top convertible’s operation is so different than what we’ve become accustomed to with previous-generation Corvettes. So much so that it’s been known to draw a small crowd whenever it is demonstrated. In this video from Pasteiner’s Instagram account, Harlan raises the roof on the HTC:
Very special treat to have #harlancharles … Corvette Product Manager stop by the store this afternoon and demonstrate the new C8 top!
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Very special treat to have #harlancharles … Corvette Product Manager stop by the store this afternoon and demonstrate the new C8 top! #pasteiners #parkingatpasteiners #corvettec8 #c8corvette #corvetteconvertible ##corvette #corvettesofinstagram #corvettefamily #chevycorvette #stingray #midengine #vette #sportscar #supercars #woodwardave #birminghammi #exoticcar #c8
Harlan’s 2020 Stingray is optioned with RPO D84 that paints the roof and nacelles in Carbon Flash. We know from the Virtual NCM Bash that just 32% of 2020 Convertibles will be optioned that way. The yellow brake calipers and seatbelts also offer a nice contrast with the black wheels and they bring a splash of color to the interior.
The first customer 2020 Corvette Convertibles are expected to start production the week of August 3rd. Chevrolet has an estimated 3,430 HTC Corvettes to build in 2020 based on the current orders accepted for production. The 2020 model year is expected to run until November.
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