Chevrolet has introduced the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Part Corvette Stingray, proportion Corvette Z0 6, it may be more appealing than both.
The middle child of the Vette lineup combines the Stingrays 460 hp naturally-aspirated 6.2 -liter V8 powertrain with body and chassis refinements cribbed from the top-of-the-line, somewhat over-the-top 650 hp supercharged Z06. These include its grille, wide rear fenders, high performance Brembo brakes, standard magnetic ride control suspension and computer-controlled limited slip differential.
The Z0 6s track-ready Z07 package is also available, which adds carbon ceramic brakes, sticker tires, and carbon ceramic spoilers and splitters for improved downforce. The extras give the Grand Sport enough grip to take turns at an astonishing 1.2 g, allowing it to lap Chevys test track nearly as fast as the last $120,000 Corvette ZR1.
The Grand Sport will offer a selection of seven-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions, and there will also be a convertible version when it goes on sale the summer months. Pricing has not been announced, but with the Stingray and Z06 starting at $56,395 and $80,395, respectively, figure something around $68,395.
Sounds like just the thing a home-invading, porridge-eating, chair-breaking, sleepy-head looking to make a quick getaway.
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