Someone Has Already Spotted GM Testing A Corvette ZR1 Convertible

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The ZR1 was just revealed, now there will be rumors of a convertible version.

Chevrolet finally pulled the wraps off of the Corvette ZR1 in Dubai, and we all marveled at what is now the most powerful Corvette of all time. Not only does this ZR1 put down 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, it also comes with a removable targa roof like every other Corvette coupe. The C7 has been unique, partially because past Corvettes have ditched the removable roof on hardcore variants. Both the C6 Z06 and ZR1 were fitted with fixed roofs, but the C7 allows you to remove the roof and enjoy that screaming, supercharged V8 engine.

The C7 is also the first generation to offer the hardcore Z06 variant as a convertible with an optional automatic transmission, which shocked many people. We already know the ZR1 will offer an eight-speed automatic transmission for the first time, but now there may be rumors of the first ZR1 convertible. Redditor Coonark00 recently posted some photos of what appears to be a convertible ZR1 out testing. The convertible was traveling in a three-car convoy down in the Florida Everglades. Coonark00 said that "I fish down in the Florida everglades and I see these ZR1s testing fairly regularly. They come cruising by me, and often give me a nice throttle blip if I wave. They sound awesome!"

Coonark00 added that "There's a one red-light town right by my fishing hole, where they always get caught by the light and then rip off the line when they can, they appear to be damn quick. Anyways, today I finally managed to get some cellphone pics of them. There were 3 today, a red targa with the ZTK performance pack (high wing), a dark red convertible with the low wing, and a yellow targa with the low wing. I think the pics are cool even after the unveiling yesterday because we haven't seen the low wing or the convertible yet." These shots may be our best look yet at the standard low wing of the ZR1, as well as a hint that Chevy may bring out a ZR1 convertible.


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