There aren’t many American supercars that can keep up, let alone surpass, the power offered by models from overseas. However, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 breaks that cycle and delivers heart-stopping performance as a convertible.
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible will be the first convertible configuration since the 1970 Corvette model year. While it won’t come cheap, ringing in a few thousand dollars more than the standard coupe, its rarity speaks volumes.
Designed to be the most powerful Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to ever hit the streets, the 2019 model features a V8 engine that churns out 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The convertible weighs in at just 60 pounds more than the standard coupe and the top will be deployable at up to 30 mph.
“Thanks to the strong structure, the suspension tuning between coupe and convertible models is identical, meaning the ZR1 convertible offers the same benchmark performance, including a top speed of over 200 mph,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette Executive Chief Engineer.
There aren’t many changes between the coupe and convertible models outside of the slight weight difference. The only other change comes in repositioned safety belt mounts.
At Ruge’s Chevrolet, we can’t wait to see the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible in action.