“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 performance and technology introduced on the Corvette ZR1 coupe carry over to the new ZR1 convertible. The strength of the Corvette’s aluminum chassis means the only structural changes in the convertible are accommodations for the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. The power top can be operated remotely or while driving up to 30 mph.

In fact, the curb weight difference between the ZR1 coupe and convertible is less than 60 pounds (27 kg), with most of the difference attributed to the folding top hardware.

“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.”

Top speed-enabling aero, horsepower
The Corvette ZR1’s unique aero package is central to the coupe’s 212-mph (341 kph) top speed. Its standard, stanchion-mounted Low Wing generates road-holding downforce with minimal drag, enabling the benchmark top speed. This was evident during top-speed testing at Germany’s Papenburg proving ground.

An adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning. It is designed to help generate faster lap times through maximum grip in the corners, with up to 950 pounds of downforce. The top speed is lower with the High Wing but still exceeds 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 (563 kW) and 715 lb-ft of torque (969 Nm). A seven-speed manual transmission and a ZR1-first paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission are offered with it. 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.

The LT5 features a new, more efficient intercooled supercharger system, along with GM’s first dual fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection. Compared to the supercharger system on the Corvette Z06’s LT4 engine, the LT5 employs a larger, 2.65-liter supercharger that generates more boost while spinning at a slightly slower speed. That reduces heat to help maintain a lower air intake temperature for optimal performance.

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.

A distinctive voice
A new, patent-pending exhaust system is the voice of the supercharged LT5 engine and offers the most aggressive sound ever for a production Corvette.

Building on the bi-modal exhaust system offered on other Corvette models, it features four distinct modes and sound levels: Stealth, Tour, Sport and Track. In Stealth mode, the ZR1 is quieter than the Corvette Z06, while in Track mode it is significantly louder.

In Track mode, a spring-loaded passive valve closes to allow virtually unrestricted exhaust flow for maximum performance. The exhaust note for all modes was carefully tuned to deliver a distinctive sound.

• The 2019 ZR1 is a supercar that advances Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in its production history
• Offered in 1ZR an 3ZR trims in coupe and convertible body styles
• The ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine advances Corvette’s supercharging legacy, offering the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger
• GM’s first dual-fuel-injection system, which employs primary direct injection and supplemental port injection, helps the LT5 achieve 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque
• The ZR1’s aggressive appearance is driven by function, with a unique front fascia designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, including four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total  to 13
• A special carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly
• Additional features, including aero packages with stanchion mounted wings, help push the ZR1 harder onto the track for more confident handling and faster lap times
• Two aero packages are offered: A standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times
• The adjustable High Wing is part of the available ZTK Track Performance Package ($2,995), which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip
• Both of the ZR1’s wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability
• Available Sebring Orange Design Package. Contents include: Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, orange-painted calipers, ZR1 Carbon Flash-painted aluminum wheels, orange custom leather stitch, orange-painted striped ground effects, Jet Black leather seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts with orange stitching, Competition Sport bucket seats, carbon fiber and sueded microfiber-wrapped rim, flat-bottom steering wheel, orange safety belts, ZR- logo floor mats with orange accents and bronze-tinted aluminum interior accents
• Performance Data Recorder is standard on 3ZR and available on 1ZR
• Chevrolet Infotainment system with 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen
• Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection capability
• Chevrolet 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot (3GB/one-month trial)
• Standard leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel on 1ZR; carbon fiber and leather wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel is standard on 3ZR
• Keyless open and start
• Curb-view cameras included on 2LZ and 3LZ trims
• Head-up display is standard on all trims
• Bose 10-speaker audio system with bass box included on 3ZR; nine-speaker system on 1ZR
• Heated and ventilated leather-trimmed seats are standard on 3ZR
• Competition Sport seats are available on 1ZR and 3ZR
• Leather wrapped interior with sueded upper interior trim included on 3ZR
• Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
• Available performance air intake (dealer-available accessory)
• Corvette Museum delivery and Customer Engine Build Program are available

• Four standard air bags, including side-impact air bags
• Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS
• Active Handling with electronic stability control
• Safety belt pretensioners
• Rear-vision camera
• Tire pressure monitoring with run-flat tires


Front Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms,
transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Rear Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms,
transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Steering Type: Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turning Circle (ft. / m): 37.7 / 11.5
Brake Type: Four-wheel disc with carbon-ceramic rotors; six-piston aluminum front calipers and four-piston
aluminum rear calipers
Brake Rotor Size (in. / mm):
Front – 15.5 / 394
Rear – 15.3 / 388
Wheel Size: Front: 19-inch x 10-inch
Rear: 20-inch x 12-inch
Tire Size: Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat (std.)
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (with ZTK performance package)
Front: P285/30ZR19
Rear: P335/25ZR20

Wheelbase (in. / mm): 106.7 / 2710
Overall Length (in. / mm): 179.8 / 4567
Overall Width (in. / mm): 77.4 / 1965
Overall Height (in. / mm): 48.5 / 1232 (coupe); 48.7 / 1237 (convertible)
Track (in. mm): 63.5 / 1615 (front); 62.5 / 1588 (rear)

Headroom (in. / mm): 38 / 962
Legroom (in. / mm): 43 / 1092
Shoulder Room (in. / mm): 55 / 1397
Hip Room (in. / mm): 54 / 1371

Curb Weight (lb. / kg): 3560 / 1615 (coupe); 3618 / 1641 (convertible)
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft. / L): 52 / 1472
Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L): 15 / 425 (coupe); 10 / 283 (convertible)

Type: LT5 6.2L Supercharged V8 with dual fuel system
Bore & Stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block Material: Cast aluminum
Cylinder Head Material: Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery: Direct injection
Power: 563 kW (755 hp) @ 6400 rpm (SAE certified)
Torque: 969 Nm (715 lb.-ft.) @ 3600 rpm (SAE certified)

Type: 7-speed manual with Active Rev Match, 8-speed paddle-shaft automatic
Gear ratios (:1): Manual / Automatic
First: 2.29 / 4.56
Second: 1.61 / 2.97
Third: 1.21 / 2.08
Fourth: 1.00 / 1.69
Fifth: 0.82 / 1.27
Sixth: 0.68 / 1.00
Seventh: 0.45 / 0.85
Eighth: — / 0.65
Reverse: 2.70 / 3.82
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42 (manual) / 2.73 (automatic)

City: 13 mpg (manual) / 12 mpg (automatic)
Highway: 19 mpg (manual) / 20 mpg (automatic)

18.5 gal. / 70 liters

Gear Ratio Overall Ratio Max Speed