Chevrolet unveiled their 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport during the Geneva International Motor Show.
After a social media snafu leaked the fact that GM was going to unveil a Grand Sport Corvette, the rumors rang true earlier today. According to GM in their official press release, the purist model 2017 Corvette Grand Sport has made a comeback and is sure to be a winner. What you get is a 30 HP bump over the stock C7. In addition, you get wider wheels and tires, bigger fenders and a pair of fender stripes to boot. GM claims their Grand Sport offers 1.05g in cornering capability and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.But there’s more than meets the eye.
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The LT1 V8 engine is rated at 460 HP with dry sump oil system and active exhaust. Mated to the engine is a seven-speed manual transmission with an optional eight-speed automatic. You get standard magnetic ride control as well as a Brembo brake system with 14-inch rotors around all four corners. The 19-inch wheels are specific to the Grand Sport and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer tires. You can opt for the Z07 package which adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Pilot port 2 Cup tires.
The exterior sports a special aero package that has been “track-honed.” You can spot a Z06 from a run of the mill C7 thanks to specific front fender inserts, a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders.
GM is offering a Grand Sport Collector’s edition with special Gray Metallic paint with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior.
We’re pretty sure these Grand Sports will sell as quick as they can make them.