2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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$85,400 - $94,345

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

With over 65 years of experience in producing its iconic sports car, Chevy, in 2019 brings the latest iteration of Corvette Z06 in a top-drop avatar. With killer looks and a powerful engine under the hood, the Z06 convertible takes the game to another level.

Like its coupe variant, the 2019 Corvette Z06 convertible packs a lot of power and fun which makes the ride not only fun but also thrilling and theatrical. A sports car that feels more like a supersonic missile than a normal car, it really pushes the boundaries of a convertible car and gives the term a whole new meaning.

An unconventional car that gives an unconventional ride and handling experience, enough to make the rider forget about the surroundings and just become one with the furious power lying at the heart of it. With such aggressive looks combined with a top-drop, the vette becomes a perfect getaway car and also a party crasher.

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Pros

Unbeatable price to performance ratio

Drop-top

Overall handling

Cons

Poor fuel economy

Interior feels built to cost

What's New?

No new changes have been introduced in this version.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$83495

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu. in.

horsepower

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

650 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

Brembo four-wheel ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.7 in.

length

177.9 in.

width

77.4 in.

height

48.7 in.

curb weight

3582 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

38.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

40 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/22 mpg

highway range

407 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

no



Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Arctic White color  2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Blade Silver Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat color  2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Watkins Glen Gray Metallic color
Arctic White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 LZ

LZ

power
650 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
17 combined

$85,400 - $94,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LZ 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M) Starting at $94,345 MSRP (15/17/22) 650 hp @ 6400 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
1LZ 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M) Starting at $85,400 MSRP (15/17/22) 650 hp @ 6400 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
2LZ 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl S/C 7M) Starting at $88,965 MSRP (15/17/22) 650 hp @ 6400 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 11, 2019


Chevrolet carved its own niche by acquainting the Corvette with the American masses, which had an alternate structure, was amusing to drive and had a ground-breaking V8 motor under the hood to make it move. With a drop top, this car’s cool quotient reaches on a whole new level. Over the years, the vette has evolved from just an open roadster with a v8 engine to a more sophisticated, track-focused, entry-level sports car with a refined and powerful engine to deliver the best performance in its class. With a decade into its production, the GM in 2019 introduces a successor to its iconic supercar in a drop-top variant, the Corvette Z06 convertible. With wind hitting the hairs and rumbling engine note coming from the exhaust into the ears, the vette puts a big smile on the face after every ride.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Features

The 2019 Corvette Z06 convertible comes with 3 trims, 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ. The vette Z06 comes with a base price of $86,495 and goes up to $95,440 for the topmost trim. Chevrolet offers a standard 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev matching on all the trims.

To make a distinct mark of itself, GM offers this entry-level gas guzzler equipped with a big 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine that produces a massive 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, to go toe-to-toe with many sports cars and supercars out there and leave them in the dust.

The 1LZ variant is the base variant and is the lightest car for the purists. It comes equipped with all the basic features including the exciting V8 engine under the hood, 9-speaker Bose audio system with SiriusXM Satellite radio and 2 8” color displays. The 2LZ comes with all the features of 1LZ and include some additional comfort and convenience features like heated & vented seats, 10-speaker Bose premium audio system. The topmost trim, 3LZ comes equipped with features that will provide the rider with ultimate sports and luxury experience.

Trim

1LZ

2LZ

3LZ

MSRP

$86,495

$90,060

$95,440

Key features

3 seat color options

Lumbar/ wing adjust

Custom leather wrapped interior package

 

Apple Carplay

Heated and vented seats

Microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim package

 

Two 8” color touchscreens

Seat emblems with embossment

Performance data recorder as standard

 

Keyless access with push-button start

10-speaker Bose premium audio system

Factory navigation system as standard

 

Rear camera vision

Enhanced theft deterrent package

Napa leather seating surfaces

We Recommend – To get the best of both worlds, we recommend getting the 3LZ variant as it offers the best interior and performance experience and offers some personalization options to add a personal touch to the ride.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Engine

In the Z06's case, a furious 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 pumps out 650 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque and can sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. That's hilariously quick for a car that starts at around $80,000” – Motor1.com

Engine and Transmission-

Under the hood, lies the furious heart of this car which is a 6.2L V8 that churns out a massive 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque which enough to smoke any last decade supercar out there. When compared with its rivals, the car leaves all of its rivals biting the dust.

The burbling engine under the hood produces a sonorous and rich sound while under city speed limits but when taken to the track, it unleashes the beast hidden and thus produces the powerful ear-numbing burbling sound.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

MSRP

$86,495

$113,550

$125,850

Engine

LT4 supercharged V8

4.7L V8 biturbo

5 Liter V8

Transmission

7-speed M/T

9-speed A/T

8-speed A/T

Horsepower

650 hp

449 hp

575 hp

Torque (lb-ft)

650

516

516

When compared to its competitors, the vette takes the pole position as it has the highest number of horses present under the hood. The jag takes the second place with 575 horses under the hood. The SL550 finishes at the last with the least power output of 449 hp.

When it comes to the transmission, the vette comes equipped with a 7-speed manual that offers a unique experience while shifting in between the gears. Also, the clutch pedal works like charm and feels quite responsive. Overall the manual transmission feels predictable and easy to use.

Acceleration-

As soon as the rider puts the pedal to the metal, the monstrous V8 starts rumbling and the horses under the hood gives out an amazing amount of thrust. The gas pedal is highly responsive and well-tuned so even a little push to it is enough to make the engine unleash its true power.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

0-60 MPH (sec)

2.95

4.3

3.5

Quarter mile (sec)

10.9

N/A

N/A

Engine

LT4 supercharged V8

4.7L V8 biturbo

5 Liter V8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A

N/A

N/A

When compared to its competitors, The vette (2.95 sec) leaves all of its rivals in the dust and even covers the drag strip in just 10.9 seconds. The SVR (3.5 sec) takes the second place followed by the SL550 finishing at the last with 4.3 sec.

Braking-

The new vette has large brakes which help the car to decelerate quickly and easily. The pedal feels quite responsive and natural to use. The vehicle takes just 99.6 ft to come to a complete standstill from 60 mph.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Front Brake (in)

14.6

14.2

15

Rear Brake (in)

14.4

12.6

14.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3582

3959

3729

60-0 MPH (ft)

99.6

N/A

N/A

Ride and Handling-

Once behind the wheel, the ride feels under control yet thrilling. Ride quality is great though when driven on a rough surface, it becomes a little harsh. The vette offers 4 driving modes to the rider, each with its own unique driving nature and experience. The car also comes equipped with some advanced features to improve the ride quality.

The steering wheels sits on the heavier side but still feels quite under control, which is appreciable. The steering wheel and its movements are quite precise, so the car just follows where the rider wants it to land on the road without much body roll. When driven on the tarmac, the ride feels smooth and changes the perception for a sports car.

The vette takes on the corners with ease and smoothly and that too with minimum body roll. The acceleration of this car is brutal and is enough to send shivers down the spine of the driver. Overall the car is well-balanced and has controlled movements.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Fuel Economy

While driven on city or on interstates, the vette takes the pole position as the most fuel economical car among its rivals. It proves that it is not a gas hungry monster. The SL550 gives the vette a tough competition and even takes the lead in terms of the fuel tank capacity (19.8 gal.).

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

MPG (hwy)

27

25

24

MPG (city)

18

17

16

MPG (combined)

19

20

18

Tank cap. (gal.)

15.4

19.8

18.5

The SVR, though having similar stats as that of the SL550 in terms of fuel economy, finishes at the last but manages to bag second place in terms of fuel tank capacity (18 gal.).

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Interior

For the person behind the wheel, the layout was easy to take in and work with as everything was in reach” – The Drive

Seating and Comfort-

Despite being a 2-seater, the vette surprises the rider by offering a spacious and roomy interior with much room to stretch. The car is definitely not for relaxing after a hard day at the office, but the comfortable interiors do make the person inside feel at home.

The car has well-bolstered seats which feel sturdy are quite comfortable. All thanks to the adjustable steering column and the seats, an ideal driving position becomes easy to find and even a 6ft tall person will fit inside the cabin without much difficulty. The interior and its quality feels quite improved from the past generation.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Passenger Capacity

2

2

2

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/55.2/43

39.1/55.5/42.9

37/56.5/43

Second row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

-/-/-

-/-/-

-/-/-

While getting in, the door handles lie in a little cubby space in which the rider has to put the hand to open the door. Because of the vehicle’s stance, the driver hasto get low to get inside, but if the top is down, then getting in becomes easier.

The Control panel’s layout is easy to comprehend and use, all thanks to its driver-centric orientation, it is quite handy and easy to reach to.

Infotainment-

With aggressive looks and angles incorporated even on the inside, the car’s interior looks like a small spaceship with every control in driver’s reach. The angular-looking dashboard has an 8” touchscreen which is large, crisp and vibrant. Also, Chevy has added a hidden compartment behind the screen which can be accessed by pressing a button present near the touchscreen.

The car comes equipped with all the latest features to keep you entertained and make your ride more fun. The car has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 9-speaker Bose premium sound system or 10-speaker Bose premium sound system with 2LZ and 3LZ variants. There is also a small display in the gauge cluster which gives a better view of the stats of the car along with selecting different driving modes.

There is also a transparent HUD which shows the rider car speed and time and helps the rider to maintain the focus on the road.

Cargo space-

Many people think that convertibles don’t offer enough cargo space, the Corvette breaks this notion and provides a decent boot space of about 10 cu.ft., which is highest in its class.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Maximum interior cargo volume (cu.ft.)

10

8.5-13.5

7.3

The SL550, on the other hand, has a variable cargo capacity between 8.5-13.5 cu.ft. The SVR comes at the last with the least cargo space of just 7.3 cu.ft.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Exterior

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette's exterior is highly stylized, maybe too much, though the interior doesn't have quite as much character” – The car connection

Dimension and Weight-

Kudos to the engineering and designing team for making the vette so light, when compared to its competitors, yet spacious and faster than its rivals.

Models

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Curb weight (lbs)

3582

3959

3792

Length (in)

177.9

182.3

176.2

Width (in)

77.4

82.6

74.2

Height (in)

48.7

51.2

51.5

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

3.8

4.2

Wheel base (in)

106.7

101.7

103.2

Track width (in) F/R

63.5/62.5

62.8/63

62.4/63.4

Exterior Features-

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06comes bundled with a host of features-

  • Rear vision camera
  • Carbon fiber hood
  • HID Xenon lighting with LED park and turn signals
  • Front curb view camera
  • Z06 nickel-painted aluminum wheels
  • Body-colored carbon fiber removable roof panel
  • Solar Ray light tinted glass

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Safety

The Z06 comes equipped with the following safety features-

  • Active handling stability control and traction control
  • Performance traction management
  • Rear vision camera
  • Curb view camera
  • Airbag system
  • Heads up display as standard on all trims

This car has not been tested for IIHS and NHTSA tests.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Competition

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible v/s Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

When pitted against the SL550, the vette gets a tough competition in many segments but rises up as an overall winner. As both the cars are great in their respective segments, the SL 550 is slightly expensive when compared to the vette, but offers great luxurious interiors along with a decent engine performance. The Corvette is definitely for those who are speed junkies and want a high-performance car in a low budget. The SL 550, on the other hand, is for those who are more into luxury and can shell a big amount for a luxurious but underpowered vehicle

Corvette Z06 1LZ convertible v/s Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

The Brit jaguar, when pitted against the American vette, gets a tough completion but still manages to leave its counterpart behind. The F-type has a 6-figure price tag which makes it less desirable for those who have a budget of under that figure. The vette provides a sheer performance-oriented experience with not so fancy nit-bits inside, whereas the Jag provides a balanced experience between luxurious interiors and performance, but that balance commands a big price for it. The Chevy is definitely for those who are looking for a thrilling ride but with a restricted budget whereas the Jag is for those who are more into luxury and can shell out a big amount.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Final Verdict

An entry-level sports car, with a powerful engine capable enough to smoke out most of the last decade supercars and sports car out there. A supersonic missile under the skin of a car and now comes with a drop top, makes the drive even more overwhelming, thrilling and fun.

With a beastly V8 under the hood and aggressive looks, the car definitely carves its own place among its rivals. Get behind the wheel and forget about the world, this car says this fact loudly from every speck of it.