Before the ZR1’s launch at the Dubai International Motor Show last month, there had been rumours of a convertible variant making a comeback. It was in 1970 when Chevy offered a drop-top on its most aggressive Corvette but now, 47 years later, it has returned — and it’s madder, badder and wilder than ever.
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 convertible’s power top can be operated remotely or while driving up to 50kph and only weighs 27kg more than the ZR1 coupé. You better have a few extra hair pieces because the fact the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 makes a massive 755 horses and 969Nm of torque (it comes mated to either a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic) means you are bound to lose some. The huge V8 has 13 radiators to help keep it cool while an adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package. This also includes a front splitter with carbon-fibre end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning.
Chevy has also confirmed that the ZR1 will be offered with a unique exhaust system with four different modes: Stealth, Tour, Sport, and Track.