2019 Corvette Battery
- OPTIMA Batteries
- Kissimmee, FL
The 2019 model year marked the final year of production for the C7 Corvette, which brought to an end the era of front engine Corvettes. It's hard to believe the C8 is going on year four as we write this, but that also means many 2019 Corvettes and others from the C7 era are likely getting closer to needing their batteries replaced.
When that time comes, the easy upgrade is the OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP. We're not going to waste your time citing the cold cranking amps on these batteries, because almost no one will be starting their Corvettes in 0°F temperatures, where CCAs are measured. Any group 48/H6 battery should offer more than enough cranking amps to start the Corvette's engine.
The key specification in our view is the weight of the battery and the OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP weighs in at just a tick over 54 pounds. We mention weight, because there is a strong correlation between the weight of a battery and the amount of energy it can hold. You'll have a hard time finding any other H6/Group 48 battery on the market that can match the OPTIMA in that regard, which means you're basically paying for empty space when you choose any H6 battery that doesn't weigh at least 54 pounds.
Peukert's Law states the more deeply you discharge any lead-acid battery, the fewer cycles you will get out of it. For the vast majority of Corvette owners, deeper discharges translates into a shorter lifespan and more frequent replacement. What can you do to minimize this from happening? Keep your Corvette's battery fully-charged, whenever possible. Doing that can signficantly improve the performance and extend the lifespan of your Corvette's battery.
We're so confident this is true, we will extend the free replacement warranty on your OPTIMA battery purchase by a full year, if you purchase an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger from us when you make your battery purchase.
But Won't a Lighter Battery Help My Corvette Go Faster?
While it is true that shedding weight from a vehicle will allow it to be faster, the Corvettes that are best-suited for a lightweight battery option represent a very small percentage of the total production. Corvettes that fall into this category would include Corvettes that are no longer street-legal, because they have been converted to full-on racecars and/or Corvettes with full roll cages and completely gutted interiors.
Outside of those rare instances, every other Corvette owner will benefit from a battery with the maximum amount of energy (reserve capacity) available, because most Corvettes spend a great deal of time not being driven and having their batteries get discharged as they sit.