Both the 2019 ZR1 coupe and convertible will go on sale at the same next spring. The Corvette ZR1 coupe starts at $119,995, while the ZR1 convertible will start at $123,995. If you choose the convertible you’ll be happy to know that the ZR1 convertible’s power top can be operated remotely or while driving up to 30 mph.
The performance upgrades to the Corvette ZR1 coupe carry over to the new ZR1 convertible and the curb weight difference between the ZR1 coupe and convertible is less than 60 pounds. Both models are powered by a LT5 6.2L supercharged engine, which generates 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. The V8 can be mated to either a seven-speed manual transmission and or paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission.
“The ZR1 convertible is a no-compromise supercar,” said Corvette Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter. “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.”
0-60 mph takes less than 3.0 seconds and you’ll reach the quarter mile in the high 10-second range when the engine is equipped with the eight-speed automatic.
An adjustable High Wing is part of the new $2,995 ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning. It is designed to help generate faster lap times through maximum grip in the corners, with up to 950 pounds of downforce. The top speed is lower with the High Wing but still exceeds 200 mph.
The Corvette ZR1 will also feature a new exhaust system that features four distinct modes and sound levels: Stealth, Tour, Sport and Track. In Stealth mode, the ZR1 is quieter than the Corvette Z06, while in Track mode it is significantly louder.