Fact File: Corvette Grand Sport
A Unique Blend of Performance and Amenities
- Segment: Sports car
- In model range since: Spring 2010 (convertible)
Autumn 2010 (coupe)
Grand Sport is one of the most storied monikers in Corvette's illustrious racing heritage and combines the Corvette's LS3-based powertrain with wide-body styling, a wider track and a racing-bred suspension system that delivers a great balance of road and race track performance. It is offered with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The LS3 6.2L engine is rated at 437 hp (321 kW) @ 5,900 rpm and 575 Nm @ 4,600 rpm.
Compared to the Corvette C6 coupe, the Grand Sport brings an even greater degree of handling performance, with wider wheels and tires; revised shock, stabilizer bar and spring specifications; and specific gearing. Grand Sport coupe models equipped with the manual transmission are uniquely outfitted for race track competition, too, and come with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery.
The Corvette Grand Sport is available with the special 60th anniversary package which includes:
- arctic white exterior with racing stripes in pearl silver blue
- ZR1 rear spoiler
- 60th anniversary badging and embroidery
- blue top (convertible)
- grey brake calipers
- diamond blue leather wrapped interior
Status: September 2012