LA 2017: The Corvette ZR1 Convertible Is The Most Powerful Corvette Ever


LA 2017: The Corvette ZR1 Convertible Is The Most Powerful Corvette Ever

Chevrolet has pulled the top off the 2019 Corvette ZR1 with the global introduction of the ZR1 convertible, the first ZR1 drop-top since the original 1970 model-year ZR1.

On sale next year alongside the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the ZR1 convertible is powered by an LT5 6.2-litre supercharged engine which produces 755 hp and 969 Nm of torque, sent to the wheels by either a seven-speed manual transmission or a ZR1-first paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to the powertrain package, the car is able to go from 0 to 100 in under 3.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 341 kph, making it the most powerful production Corvette ever.

On the exterior, the ZR1 convertible comes with a unique aero package which comprises a stanchion-mounted low wing, an adjustable high wing, and a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps. Those who go for the optional Performance Package get Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning.

Complementing the ZR1’s aero kit is the new, more-efficient, intercooled supercharger system, along with GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. 

Last but not the least, there is the bi-modal exhaust system which features four distinct modes and sound levels: Stealth, Tour, Sport and Track.

Weighing just 27 kg less than its hard top sibling, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 convertible will be on display to the public at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.