For those who like the looks of the Z06 and don’t need 640 hp, the Grand Sport has returned. In a press release earlier today, Chevrolet announced that 1.2 g of lateral grip is possible with the Z07 package, it can complete a 0-60 mph run in 3.6 seconds, on the way to an 11.8 second quarter mile time at 118 mph. I believe the Grand Sport lives up to its historic name. But what will all of this cost? They just unveiled the model’s price.
For the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport, it will start at $66,445 for the coupe models and $70,445 for the convertibles. These prices include the destination charge, but not the tax, title and any dealer fees.
The original five Grand Sports were built in secret by Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Duntov in order to circumvent GM’s internal ban on racing. Since 1963 Chevrolet has revived the name for limited production performance models. For 2017, Grand Sport receives the wide body, suspension, and brakes from the Z06 along with unique wheels and graphics packages.
Later this year, the Grand Sport Collector’s Edition will arrive wearing Watkins Glen Gray Metallic paint and a wild Tension Blue leather/suede interior. Embossed into the headrests will be a silhouette of the original 1963 Grand Sport along. Each car will be numbered with a build plaque on the dash.
Check your local Chevrolet dealer for more details and stay tuned to Autofluence for more Corvette news.