Yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport – basically a Z06 Corvette without the engine and blower. The Grand Sport is perfectly slotted to fit into the barren expanse between the base model Corvette and the fire-breathing Z06. Rumor has it that MSRP will start around $68,000, but we’ll know more as soon as Chevrolet releases official pricing sometime this summer.
Content highlights for Grand Sport include:
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires: 285/30ZR19 (front) and 335/25ZR20 (rear)
- Specific Grand Sport wheel design: 19×10 inches (front) and 20×12 inches (rear)
- Brembo brake system with (355 mm) 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers in front and (340 mm) 13.4 inch rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear
- Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springs
- Standard electronic limited-slip differential
- LT1 V8 engine rated at (343 kW) 460 hp, with dry-sump oiling system and active exhaust
- Seven-speed manual transmission with active rev match and available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration
- Available Z07 package adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires.
In addition to track-focused aero elements, the Grand Sport also features specific front fender inserts, a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders – a distinctive design package that gives the car a track-ready attitude.
So what do you think? Cast your vote and tell us what you think!