Fact File: Corvette Grand Sport
A Unique Blend of Performance and Amenities
- Segment: Sportscar
- 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. It is once again part of the Corvette lineup in coupe and convertible models.
The new Grand Sport combines the Corvette's LS3-based powertrain with wide-body styling, a wider track and a racing-bred suspension for a distinctive model 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 horsepower (321 kW) and 575 Nm of torque with the standard exhaust system.
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, with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery.
With its special equipment, the Grand Sport offers a unique blend of performance and amenities. Its suspension package approaches that of the Z06, but includes a removable roof on coupes (Z06 has a fixed roof) and, of course, the availability of a convertible body style. Also, the paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmission is offered, while a manual transmission is the only choice with the Z06.
Status: September 2010