This week, Chevrolet revealed the new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible! This is the first ZR1 drop-top since the original 1970 model year. It’s set to go on sale next spring along with the new Corvette ZR1 coupe. As the most powerful production Corvette ever built, this will be an incredible experience with the top down!
Chevrolet says that the Corvette’s aluminum chassis is so strong that the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible has the exact same suspension as the coupe. In fact, its curb weight is only 60 pounds heavier than the coupe, with most of that weight coming from the fold-down hardware. The only structural changes Chevrolet made to the convertible are the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. This convertible will give you nearly identical performance and even more top-down madness compared to its coupe sister. Leave your favorite hat at home, because the ZR1 convertible will still zoom past 200 mph!
This no-compromise supercar is built to be the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever. Its unique aero package plays a huge part in the coupe’s blistering 212-mph top speed. The convertible also benefits from this incredible aerodynamic engineering. It has the same standard stanchion-mounted Low Wing to generate downforce with minimal drag. There’s also the matter of the Corvette ZR1’s unique powertrain. The exclusive LT5 6.2L supercharged engine churns out 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. You can choose to pair it with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. The new LT5 also features a new, more efficient intercooled supercharger system along with GM’s first dual fuel-injection system. This new supercharger is larger but also reduces heat compared to the Z06 system, so you can hit the track all day.
The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 also has a new voice, with a new patent-pending exhaust system. It builds on the bi-modal exhaust system offered on other Corvette models, and offers four distinct modes and sound levels. You can select Stealth, Tour, Sport, or Track for the best performance and sound for your circumstance. In Stealth mode, the ZR1 is actually much quieter than the current Z06 model, while the high-performance Track mode is significantly louder. Chevrolet carefully tuned the exhaust notes for all four modes to produce a distinctive Corvette sound. Whether you have to top down or up, you’ll enjoy the most aggressive sound ever from a production Corvette.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coming Soon to Forest Lake, MN
We’ll see more news and pictures of the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in December before it goes on sale in the spring. If you’re interested in Chevrolet’s great lineup of high-performance cars, visit us in Forest Lake, MN! Our team is super friendly and knowledgeable, and they can answer any of your questions. If you’re ready for your dream car, give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect one! We’ll also help you protect it with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. This warranty protects you car as long as you own it, and it’s also included with most of our used vehicles. You can check out our inventory online, and give us a call if you have a special model in mind. We’ll help you drive home in your dream car in no time! Find us near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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