2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible Makes Its Global Debut

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If you’ve dreamed of driving a 755-horse drop-top in orange, Chevrolet has a little something you might like. It’s the all-new ZR1 Corvette Convertible that made its global debut this week at the 2017 LA Auto Show. 

It’s bound to get more than a few people excited since it’s the first ZR1 drop-top since the original 1970 model-year ZR1. Drivers can operate the power top remotely or while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.

The convertible follows the recently announced 755-horse Coupe version — both have a top speed of over 200 mph, so we’re talking supercar status whichever way you go.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 North America Debut

General Motors Executive Vice President Global Product Development Mark Reuss with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 (left) and the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible during the convertible’s world debut in Los Angeles, California. The Corvette ZR1’s unique aero package is central to the coupe’s 212-mph top speed generated by the 755 horsepower LT5 6.2L supercharged engine.  (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L supercharged engine is rated at 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can opt for a seven-speed manual transmission or a ZR1-first paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Chevy says preliminary testing gives it a 0-60 mph time in under 3.0 seconds when equipped with the eight-speed automatic.

The convertible arrives next spring starting from $123,995. The coupe will sticker from $119,995 including destination charges.

You can check them out from Dec. 1-10 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photo Credits: Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet/Steve Fecht for Chevrolet/Newspress USA

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