The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is ready for buyers and the brand has officially announced its price tag.
The sports car designed to sit between the Z06 and the Stingray is priced at $66,445 which includes destination charges.
The engineers who worked on the Grand Sport has opted for a different powertrain unlike the supercharged engine used in the Z06 which made it more affordable for car enthusiasts. The pricing specified above is for the coupe variant while the convertible model is priced at $70,445. It is definitely not something an average buyer would go for because of the pricing but for those who can push their limits a bit, the car offers a mix of performance and affordability on a balanced level.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with LT1. The powertrain is the same as the one used in the Stingray. However, some prominent changes are made to the car and some components from the more powerful Z06 has been used so as to boost its overall performance. It is equipped with 20-inch wheels from Michelin Pilot Super Sport series. Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control dampers and carbon ceramic brakes are part of the base model. The team has also added some new features to it.
Additional upgrades found in the 2017 edition include a newly designed rear spoiler, front splitter and a vented carbon fiber hood. The design adds a new level of appeal to the already popular Corvette which is mated with a seven speed manual transmission gearbox. The Grand Sport Corvette can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds. A wide range of color choices are offered by the designers and there are exclusive packages such as the Heritage package which are optional.
There are plans to launch a Grand Sport collector’s edition towards the end of the year. Buyers will be able to go for the base model this summer. However, there will be new stripes, paint and unique interior upgrades to justify the special edition. Chevrolet didn’t announce the pricing of the collector’s edition for now as it may take a while before it is available in stores.
Once the model is out, we will be able to test it out in the tracks and come up with actual performance reports. A Corvette can hardly disappoint but we are yet to see how improved it is when compared to the previous model.