ZURICH – Earlier in 2013 we reported on the iconic Corvette celebrating its 60th anniversary and with this achievement the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, sporting a new logo, will have its world debut on March 5 at the 2013 Geneva auto show.DESIGN AND PERFORMANCESusan Docherty, president and MD of Chevrolet/Cadillac Europe, said: "It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because the Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over. It's an icon long recognized and admired even in countries where it's never officially been offered."Image gallery: Corvette by the decadesThere are Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs in more than 100 countries and 58% of the 1.1-million fans who “Like” the Corvette's official Facebook page live outside the US.Geneva will also host the European debut of the Spark EV. The car will deliver the same balance of technology, design and performance introduced on the coupe version at the Jan 2013 Detroit auto show.Corvette 60 years on: Fast factsTadge Juechter, the Corvette's chief engineer, said: "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 – daily commute, a drive across the continent, or on twisting backroads."Chevrolet will auction the first retail production Corvette Stingray convertible to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Michigan, a centre dedicated to the eradication of cancer.The Barrett-Jackson will be held over April 4-6, 2013 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida. Bids can be submitted in person at the auction or online.