The Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant is ahead of schedule as the first batch of 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1 models have been assembled. According to Corvette Blogger, production wasn’t slated until March 5.
Mike Davenport, a well-connected Chevrolet salesman in Louisville at Bachman Chevrolet, posted a photo showing one of the first 2019 Corvette ZR1s built, and it wears the lovely Sebring Orange exterior hue. We can’t tell if this car happens to sport the ZTK performance package, though, which includes the massive wing, tweaked performance suspension, and stickier tires.
Davenport did mention the car houses a seven-speed manual transmission.
The first production cars follow the Corvette ZR1’s online configurator launch, which showed us it’s pretty easy to spec a $150,000 ZR1. Still, that’s quite a bit cheaper than what Rick Hendrick paid for the first production Corvette ZR1 at Barrett-Jackson; the Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner dropped $925,000 for the Corvette.