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Published on November 7th, 2016 | by BajaBusta

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1987: Chevrolet’s Metro Convertible Could Have Had so Much Style

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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.

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