Chevrolet has released the first teaser image of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Set to be unveiled on March 5th, the drop top promises to deliver the ideal "balance of technology, design and performance." While there isn't much to see, previous images have suggested the model will closely resemble the coupe which was recently debuted at the North American International Auto Show.

Chevrolet refrained from releasing technical information, but the model will likely feature a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 450 bhp (336 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque. This enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and return 26+ mpg highway (US).

According to Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter, "Every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car. The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation – be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting back roads."

Shortly after its debut, Chevrolet will auction off the first convertible at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach collector car auction to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. As you may recall, the first 2014 Corvette coupe was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction where it fetched $1.05 million (€784,695).

Gallery: Corvette Stingray Convertible teased for Geneva

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