2017 Corvette Grand Sport
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was introduced in the 1960s and served as a prime nemesis to the European sports cars that dominated the world’s racing circuit. The moniker was retired in the late 1960s and wasn’t produced again until 1996 for the last year of the C4 Corvette.
Today, Corvette is once again offering a 2017 Corvette Grand Sport for sale that’s positioned between the Corvette Stingray and the advanced Corvette Z06.
Corvette Grand Sport
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport for sale is essentially a hybrid of the Stingray and Z06 models. Based primarily on the Stingray platform, the Grand Sport adds enhanced body panels, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy rims and the Z06’s Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
The Z06 influence on the Grand Sport continues with the inclusion of rear and front traverse composite leaf springs, electronic limited-slip differential, dual-mode exhaust, Magnetic Ride Control suspension and tuned anti-roll bars.
Built for the Track
While the Corvette Z06 produces an astounding 650 horsepower, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is also racetrack worthy. Since a car undergoes enormous stress at the track, the Grand Sport is equipped with a dry sump lubrication system borrowed from the Z51 Stingray Package, which ensures the engine is well oiled during high–g banked cornering.
According to Chevrolet, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport specs include up to 1.05 g of lateral grip when equipped with the standard Michelin tires. There is also an optional Z07 package that incorporates aerodynamic carbon-fiber components, carbon-ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Grand Sport Performance
The 2017 Grand Sport Corvette is available in both convertible and coupe varieties, and owners have the option of choosing a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport specs include the standard 6.2 L V8 power plant, but when it’s paired with the dual-mode exhaust, revving the engine provides a more menacing growl and 460 horsepower.
The braking system on the Grand Sport features 13.4-inch rotors in the back and 14-inch rotors up front. Brake clamps include Brembo six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston devices on the rear. As a whole, the brakes are a bit smaller than those included with the Z06 but larger than the standard Stingray model.
Corvette Grand Sport Availability
Today you can order the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport through preorders only. The Corvette specialists at Rick Hendrick will be happy to help you secure your Corvette Grand Sport today. The Grand Sport is not yet available outside the United States. Order the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport today.