Sports cars are always under the spotlight. They came with glorious design, tremendously strong engine and incredible acceleration. Corvette is a well-known manufacturer of sports cars and people always focus their eyes on its vehicles. This was the case at the last Geneva Auto Show when the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport was presented.
2017 Corvette Grand Sport Price and Release Date
If there is a car that costs an arm and a leg than 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is the one. Although it is much cheaper than Z06, it’s still not affordable for many since its MSRP is around $70,000. The exact release date hasn’t been announced yet, but we will keep you informed.
It is coming in three different variants: Coupe, GS Coupe, and Z06. Z06 has always been the top model and thus the most expensive, but none of these variants are not for those who are on a tight budget. Today we don’t want to focus on each model, but we decided to pay attention to the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. It is one of the most attractive models ever released by this American manufacturer. A picture is worth a thousand words. But let’s first start with the engine.
Under the Hood
2017 Corvette Grand Sport looks like a beast, and it is a beast. Only one engine unit is available, but it will blow your mind. It shares the engine with Stingray hence, it means we’re going to see the 6.2-liter eight-cylinder LT1 under the hood. According to the official website, this unit comes with an output of 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Automatic transmission system was specially designed for Grand Sport. It has eight gears and comes with paddle shifters. Besides automatic gearbox manual seven-speed manual transmission is going to be available as well.
Currently, there is no data about fuel consumption, but we don’t expect any surprises. Sports cars are not made to be fuel efficient. On the other hand speed and acceleration are advantages of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. Officials say that top speed is 195 mph while it goes from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. This is not a top-notch in the field of sports cars, but it still leaves some people speechless. Generally, engine performance is extraordinary, but the best is yet to come.
|2017 Corvette Grand Sport|
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||6.2-liter eight-cylinder LT1|
|Power/torque||460 hp and 465 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph||3.5 seconds|
|Top speed||195 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: starting at $66,445 (est)|
|Competitors: Porsche 911 R|
It’s hard to differentiate 2017 Corvette Grand Sport from Z06 even though there are many minor differences. However, if you opt for Heritage package, you’ll get a GS with a slightly modified design. This package comes with full-length stripes and six colors.
Designers added new colors to the palette, Black Rose Metallic, and Sterling Blue Metallic. On sides, it’s easy to spot new sharp edges while the wheelbase is incredibly huge. Four exhaust pipes are placed in the center of the rear part, but we could have seen such feature. Fenders are wider, and grille takes after Z06.
Interior of Corvette Grand Sport 2017
Similarly to the exterior cabin also resembles Z06. However, they are not completely the same. The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport comes with seats which are reinforced with a magnesium frame structure. This feature is unique in the car world, but we expect that many car manufacturers are going to adapt it in the following years. Actually, drivers can choose between two types of seats: GT and competition sports seats.
There are additional carbon touches all over the cabin, and a flat bottom steering wheel is added. Colors depend on the package thus 2017 Corvette Grand Sport’s interior can come in various colors. The technology used in the GS is top-notch and inside you will get a feeling that you have a ride in an airplane rather than in a car. We undoubtedly say that this is one of the most impressive interiors we have ever seen.