New drop-top version completely hides the V8 engine, but is reported to have a folding hardtop.
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The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette convertible has been filmed in public while undergoing testing in the US.

The video (bottom) was filmed by Brendan Macie and posted to his YouTube channel.

While the coupe features manually removable targa roof panels, the convertible is thought to have an electrically-operated folding hardtop.

At the eighth-generation Corvette's launch, Chevrolet ran a short teaser video of the new drop-top version, suggesting it will go on sale shortly after the coupe.

The teaser shows a profile that's remarkably similar to the coupe's. Aside from push-button roof operation, the new Corvette convertible will also feature flying buttresses behind the cockpit and a flat, body-colour panel completely obscuring the V8 engine.

Above: Screenshot taken by Road and Track.

Like the coupe, the convertible will likely launch first in entry-level Stingray guise. This means it will be powered by a 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine with 370kW of power and 637Nm of torque.

The V8 drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the coupe has a claimed 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of under three seconds.

In the US, pricing for the new Corvette Stingray coupe starts from just under US$60,000 ($87,300). Going on historical data, the Corvette Stingray convertible will probably retail for around US$65,000 ($94,600).

To put this in context, the base Porsche 718 Cayman, with a 224kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine, has a list price of US$56,900 ($82,800).

Australia

Unlike earlier generations of the Corvette, the new model will be built in the USA in right-hand drive form and sold through Holden dealerships.

The new 'Vette is expected to make its Australia showroom debut either in late 2020 or early 2021.