The fastest, most powerful production Chevrolet Corvette ever is going topless.
And just in time for summer 2018.
Chevrolet unwrapped the 2019 Corvette ZR1 convertible -- the first ZR1 droptop since the original 1970 ZR1 -- Tuesday on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The convertible is expected to go on sale in the spring, alongside the 2019 Corvette ZR1 coupe, starting with a base price of $123,995. The coupe, which debuted this month in Dubai, will start at $119,995. Pricing includes destination charges.
Unlike some convertibles in the past, Chevrolet officials contend, there's little to no compromise with the ZR1 droptop, which has a curb weight within 60 pounds of the coupe.
"The new Corvette ZR1 convertible is a supercar in all respects," Mark Reuss, General Motors' executive vice president for global product development, purchasing and supply chain, said in a statement. "Few others can challenge the ZR1 convertible's power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring."
The strength of the sports car's aluminum chassis, according to Chevy, meant the only structural changes required for the convertible were repositioned seat-belt mounts and the power top, which can be operated remotely or while driving up to 30 mph.