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

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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