1987: Chevrolet’s Metro Convertible Could Have Had so Much Style
Chevrolet reportedly was planning on importing from Suzuki a version of the R/S1 show car seen at the 1985 Tokyo Auto Show. Said to be tagged the “Corsa,” the sports convertible would have been powered by a normally aspirated 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, making an estimated 75 hp. A turbocharged variant seemed likely further down the road. Its soft top folded down manually and hid under a hard tonneau in the same fashion as the Corvette. Its light weight and smoothly aerodynamic visage would have resulted in peppy performance, even with the 75-hp four, the Chevrolet Sprint, another Suzuki original with a 48-hp 3 cylinder engine was an example of similar low power fun. The Corsa, was planned for the 1990-1991 model ear introduction.