The very first unit of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible has been recently auctioned for a whopping 1M USD.

The Barrett-Jackson auction has managed to find a new owner for the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, in its first ever production unit, who had to pay no less than 1 million USD before being allowed to take his new ride home. The winner of the auction was Rick Hendrick, the owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports. Rick Hendrick has also bought the first unit of the Coupe, back in January, after paying another 1.1 million USD for the muscle car. The money for the cabrio will be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

As a quick reminder, the new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, back in March, in a world premiere. The model is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 engine, the same one used on the Coupe, which is producing a total output of 450 HP and it has a peak torque of 450 lb-ft (609 Nm). The unit can be mated to an optional eight-speed automatic transmission or to a seven-speed manual.


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