Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible Looks Mighty Menacing On The Road

Just a couple of weeks after premiering at the LA Auto Show, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible has been filmed up close while driving in the U.S.

This particular clip was filmed in Bowling Green and shows the dark blue pre-production ZR1 Convertible testing on the I-65. Sitting behind the wheel was Corvette product marketing manager Harlan Charles.

Sales of the ZR1 Convertible, as well as the Coupe, will commence next Spring. In the meantime, Chevrolet will put the final touches on the supercar, ensuring that it is capable of competing with the industry’s finest.

Sitting under the hood of the ZR1 is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet says the car will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 3 seconds, complete the quarter mile in the high 10-second range, and sprint to over 210 mph (337 km/h).

Prices for the ZR1 Convertible start at $123,995 while the new ZR1 Coupe is slightly cheaper at $119,950.


  • Bo Hanan

    The average person wouldn’t know. And that same person would swear the rear spoiler is a JC Whitney part.

  • S3XY

    Looks like any other corvette but with a ricer wing.

  • SteersUright

    Corvette looks SO overdone. Why is it so hard to make a beautiful, wild, racer Corvette that looks all of one piece, clean, rather than looking covered with tacked on aftermarket crap? Just refer to any split window classic Corvette for reference to clean Corvette design. This is a very expensive, carefully engineered supercar of sorts, yet the designers always get the details so wrong inside and out and manage to make a 6-figure car look cheaply made.

    • Status

      That split window C2 was all appearance and nothing of substance. It would never stand up to the kind of abuse that the ZR1 will endure, and will never perform as such either. The above ZR1 is an example function, whereas the split-window C2 is just gloss polish; a negative character trait the Americans seem to have thankfully forgotten.

      If you want to know where the unfortunate stereotyping of American sports cars as being poor at taking turns comes from, you can look at the C2 as a disgusting tumour of that stereotype.

    • Vassilis

      I think the Z06 is the best-looking of the lot. Purposeful but not overdone.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Because they work for GM.

  • Pavo

    The great thing about cars is that you have a lot of choices. Not everybody is going to like all of them. Lots of comments are being made about the looks of this car…cheaply…JC Whitney spoiler…The fact of the matter is the ZR-1 is being built to maximize the performance of the C7. If you visit any track or track experience around the country, you will very quickly learn that high downforce, extra cooling, etc. are features that make cars go fast. That’s what this car is made for. It’s basically a track car. If you don’t like the spoiler, don’t option it. If you go to track events, order the spoiler. Simple.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Sorry, but as soon as you make it a convertible, all credibility goes right out the roof, as it were, and your comments about a purpose built track car are null. These ZR1s are posers pure and simple, made for Cars & Coffee and Corvette meets to brag to the rest of the GM suckers. If the “designers” and “engineers” were concerned with “high down force” they’d leave off the option to take the roof off.

  • nauticalone

    Menacing is not the word that comes to mind here! The ZO6 ok yes, but this ZR1 looks designed by a kid for a comic book. Now show me a Lamborghini and that would be menacing.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Sorry but that just looks ridiculous….

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