Chevrolet as an age-old well-established automotive brand name had been showing its expertise in manufacturing every kind of body style prevalent in the industry. Among them, there are Convertibles too, that are the most stylized and desirable car types since decades. The Corvette is model from Chevrolet that has become an American icon for its performance bargain that also includes convertible versions apart from the other variety of body styles like coupe. The 2019 year model of Corvette lines up with trims named as Stingray, Grand Sport, Z06, and the new ZR1 models, that deliver impeccable performance even at the base, while the thrill rises up in proportion of the price ladder.
The Cool Appearance
Leading the automotive industry for decades Chevrolet defines each body style of vehicles with the most prominent lines.
Hence, we saw the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette for the first time at the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership showroom, where it was lying low-slung with an exceptionally wide stature, while the entire gamut of the convertible style is decked in spoilers, scoops, and ducts all in the strategic places and angles to achieve that cool appearance, none can resist to look at. Corvette can be frequently mistaken as a supercar by many, especially if they see the new ZR1 trim model.
Performance has been the calling card of Corvette since its inception. Starting from the base model till the topmost in the lineup, Corvette never failed to appease the drivers who drive out of sheer passion for driving. The 2019 year lineup of the Chevrolet Corvette too is a performance freak that has in its base model Stingray and the next up in the lineup, the Grand Sport, a 455-horsepower raising engine of 6.2-liter V-8 capacity that can launch the car from 0-60 mph in a time span as low as 3.6 seconds. With the support of an optional performance exhaust the same engine pushes up the horsepower to 460.
There are other engine options that include a 6.2-liter V-8 engine powering the Z06 that can deliver 650 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque, while the same engine of 6.2-liter V-8 can turn the horsepower to 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque with the help of a ZTK package that brings in a big rear wing and stiffer suspension, while the transmissions available are a 7-speed manual one and an 8-speed automatic that come with paddle shifters.
Comfort and Convenience Features
Once you step inside the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, you will find a welcoming, cozy and spacious cabin that is well-equipped wit loads of convenience and comfort features. Draped in standard with standard leather upholstery, the 2019 version of Corvette employs an 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system plays digital soundtrack through a nine-speaker Bose audio system and is well integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enable smartphone usage through wi-fi hotspot.
The Bottom Line
Our visit at the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership led to a wonderful test drive that confirmed our feeling that the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette makes a desirable convertible from every angle you look at it.