The First ZR1 Convertible Since 1970 Pays Tribute to an Epic American Automobile

Fastest Corvette ever. Need we say more?

By Evan Bleier

 
The First ZR1 Convertible Since 1970 Pays Tribute to an Epic American Automobile
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05 December 2017

If you’re in the market for a new hair dryer, the $150 Drybar Baby Buttercup looks solid.  

And if you’re looking to spend a little more, the Corvette ZR1 convertible will probably also do the trick.

Unveiled on the wheels of Chevrolet releasing the 2019 ZR1 coupe, the new drop-top model is the first ZR1 of its kind since Chevy put out the original 1970 model-year ZR1 convertible. It will also be the fastest Corvette ever made.

Packing almost all of the same features as the standard 2019 'vette (supercharged 6.2-liter engine with a top speed of 210 MPH,  seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, lightweight aluminum chassis), the ZR1's only major difference is a folding convertible top that raises its curb weight by about 60 pounds.

Convertible (3 images)

“The new Corvette ZR1 convertible is a supercar in all respects,” said Chevy EVP Mark Reuss. “Few others can challenge the ZR1 convertible’s power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring.”

The  ZR1 coupe comes with an MSRP of $119,995, while the convertible is expected to start at $123,995 (excluding tax, title and other dealer fees).

That’s only $123,845 more than the blow dryer.

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