Chevrolet drops top on 2019 Corvette ZR1

Chevrolet drops top on 2019 Corvette ZR1

In the nearly 65 years of the Corvette nameplate, there has been too many iterations of the iconic model to list, although, there’s been no mid-engined Corvette, yet… Chevrolet also hasn’t offered  drop-top ZR1 since 1970, but now that the seventh-generation C7 and fresh after the Americans revealed the new ZR1 coupe to the world right here in Dubai, they’ve decided everyone’s waited long enough.

Across the 0-100km/h sprint, the drop-top needs under 3.0 seconds, with the quarter mile coming up within the high 10-second range. As for the top speed? If you’re game enough, you’ll hit 341km/h. Drivers can enjoy either a seven-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic.

As with the L88 and other hardcore performance packages before it, the ZR1 would prove to be rarely chosen on the options sheet, with just 25 examples built in 1970 and even fewer over the next two years after. Still, it left an indelible mark on Corvette fanatics that wasn’t lost on the brass at General Motors.

US economic data flows. Markit US Services PMI will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET before both ISM Manufacturing and construction spending cross the wires at 10 a.m. ET. The US 10-year yield is down 4 basis points at 2.37%.

Chevrolet drops top on 2019 Corvette ZR1

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