“Few others can challenge the ZR1 convertible’s power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring.”Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain
It will go on sale next spring with the Corvette ZR1 coupe. The ZR1 coupe has a US MSRP of $119,995 and the ZR1 convertible will start at USD$123,995 (prices include destination charge, but exclude tax, title and other dealer fees). Canadian pricing will be announced in early 2018.
“The new Corvette ZR1 convertible is a supercar in all respects,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Few others can challenge the ZR1 convertible’s power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring.”
“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.”
Complementing the ZR1’s aero advantage on the way to 212 mph is the thrust generated by the exclusive LT5 6.2L supercharged engine, which is rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission and a ZR1-first paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission are available. Preliminary testing has shown 0-60 mph in under 3.0 seconds and the quarter mile in the high 10-second range when the engine is equipped with the eight-speed automatic. Four new radiators also help manage cooling in the ZR1, which features 13 radiators in all, including circuits for engine oil, transmission and differential cooling.