Who doesn’t fantasize about a topless ’Vette?
the corvette zr1 sounds better without a roof Until we drive it, we have no way of proving this claim, but with a 755hp V8, it’s a safe bet, right?
Just a few weeks after the mad ZR1 coupe comes this, the ZR1 convertible. It uses the same 755hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 as the coupe, with the option of sevenspeed manual or eight-speed auto gearboxes. With the auto, the hard-top has a top speed of
341kph and does 0–100kph in sub-3.0sec, but that’s with a special aero package.
Chevrolet says the convertible will still have a top speed “over 322kph”, though. And all that unholy supercharger whine and V8 roar—unencumbered by a roof—should make up for any performance deficit.
No extra strengthening has been required; the only mods are to fit the folding roof and reposition the seatbelt mounts. So suspension tune is the same and the convertible weighs just
27kg more than the coupe. It also costs just P204,896 more, at P6.35 million. Or about P6.5 million at current exchange rates, which is startling value for a car so quick and powerful. Does the hardest-cored Corvette make sense with its roof opened up? It’s the first ZR1 convertible since the ‘70s, which might suggest not.
But then that noise really ought to drown any of our doubts.
orange paint job makes it even louder