2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport a Bargain at $66,445

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will start from $66,445 including destination.

Going on sale this summer, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport convertible will be priced from $70,445 and offers an alternative for those who can’t quite afford the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The Corvette Grand Sport features a downforce-producing aerodynamics package, enhanced cooling package, electronic limited-slip differential and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. All of the upgrades combine to offer a Chevrolet-estimated 1.05g in cornering capability and up to 1.2g with the optional Z07 package that includes Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport hits 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds and has a quarter-mile time of 11.8 seconds at 118 mph when equipped with the optional Z07 package and paddle-shift, eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard on the model is a seven-speed manual with active rev matching.

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In addition to the track-focused chassis and suspension components, the Grand Sport is further highlighted by unique exterior elements such as front fender inserts and a Z06-style grille, as well as wider fenders and rear quarter panels to accommodate a wider track.

Later this year, the American automaker will offer a Grand Sport Collector Edition that features Watkins Glen Gray Metallic paint with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior.

“The racing DNA of the original Grand Sport race cars is in the 2017 model, adding greater dimensions of capability and driver involvement to the Corvette’s award-winning architecture, for a purer driving experience,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager. “It is a worthy successor to the spirit of the originals.”

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