Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Chevrolet Corvette, America’s sports car, enters its 58th year with a broad lineup and more personalization choices than ever. The lineup includes Corvette coupe and convertible; Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible; Corvette Z06 and Corvette ZR1. The Corvette Grand Sport blends the Corvette’s chassis and powertrain with enhanced handling attributes. It also features wider fenders, specific front fenders, unique wheels and other exclusive cues.
Corvette and Grand Sport models are powered by the 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW)* and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)* with the standard exhaust system. An optional dual-mode exhaust system brings a power rating increase to 436 horses (325 kW) and 428 lb.-ft. (580 Nm). A standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic paddle-shift automatic are offered.
The 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 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 track events, too, with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery. Magnetic Ride Control is available and with manual-transmission models, includes Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires.
Grand Sport models also include: Z06-style front splitter and tall rear spoiler; functional brake ducts and extra cooling; eighteen-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels; large 275/35ZR18 tires in front and 325/30ZR19 tires in the rear; Z06-size brakes, including 14-inch (355 mm) front rotors with six-piston calipers and 13.4-inch (340 mm) rear rotors with four-piston calipers; specific manual transmission gear ratios; and specific rear axle ratio on automatic-equipped models.
Source: Chevrolet press