Very orange, and very angry. That’s the unavoidable first impression when faced with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible, Chevrolet’s 755 horsepower route to getting lots, and lots, and lots of wind in your hair. Open-top sibling to the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the drop-top refuses to succumb to the old adage that cutting the roof off also means compromising on performance.
It certainly doesn’t hurt the style. The Corvette is a striking car to begin with, but the styling updates Chevrolet’s engineers have put in place for the ZR1 are more comprehensive – and more cohesive, too – the more you look at it.
The hood has gained a more significant bulge, with a mohawk of carbon fiber running down its center. Chevy is particularly proud of its thirteen radiators, more than you’ll find on a Bugatti Chiron and responsible for keeping the Corvette ZR1 cool under pressure. They’re not hidden away, either, with sizable – and working – vents studding the bodywork.
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