A divider glass raises or lowers to fine-tune air circulation in the cockpit. The sheet-molded composite top stows under a cover. Lead exterior designer Vlad Kapitonov insists there’s no Ferrari in his design, the report said.
“I had an aesthetic of a Corvette in my mind and then many things inspired me: airplanes, fighter jets, anything fast and emotional,” he said.
The chassis itself had to be modified with unique springs and dampers to account for the droptop’s extra 70 to 80 pounds (32 to 36 kg — no specific weight was announced at the California reveal), the report said.
“We were trying to keep the dash as low as possible,” said interior designer Tristan Murphy. “The whole name of the game is keeping everything low.”
Both driver’s and passengers seats are comfortably low.