One of the best series of advertisements in automotive history was Chevrolet’s slogan in the 70’s: “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & Chevrolet”. As one of the biggest sponsors of Major League Baseball, Chevrolet had something special for last night’s All-Star Game. The American League won in the 13th inning, thanks to the efforts of Seattle Mariner Robinson Canó. To celebrate his first All-Star award, Chevrolet Vice-President Brian Sweeny offered him a new Colorado ZR2 or a new Corvette Grand Sport, with a few congratulations: ““Robinson Canó turned in a tremendous performance tonight and is an excellent example to all baseball fans, and especially our kids, that hustle, determination, and teamwork are what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award”.
Although the Colorado ZR2 is a hot seller, we think he made the right choice with the new Corvette. If you have been considering a more efficient daily driver, the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter is capable of 28 miles per gallon and an 11.8-second quarter mile at 118 mph. Reaching 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, it will scare the daylights out of any first baseman. The spoilers and wide body parts are borrowed from the Z06 for aggressive looks and incredible grip.
A blue metallic finish with a white center stripe is a throwback to the original 1963 Grand Sports. It was a secret program to build race cars to compete on the world stage. Resurrected in 1996, they were powered by the final and most powerful version of the 350 V8. You might be wondering why he wasn’t offered a Z06? That’s because the wild ZR1 is almost ready to launch. It will probably send the Z06 back to the dugout, but the Grand Sport will remain as the best combination of power and performance. Congrats to Mr. Canó on the big win! if you want to be part of a winning team, our dealers have great summer incentives on new Corvette Grand Sports for sale. Stay with us for all your Chevrolet news.