Chevrolet has rolled out its all-new Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show.
Unlike previous generations, the new Grand Sport is based on the non-supercharged Corvette Z06, but gets the optional Z07 performance pack. That means 338kW from the dry-sumped LT1 V8 powertrain dished out via the upgraded chassis and performance technologies of the Corvette Z06. The result is a much more focused new model compared to its predecessors – the best of both worlds.
“We didn’t hold back with the new Grand Sport,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer.
“For the first time, buyers can equip the Grand Sport with a Z07 performance package – which adds carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer tires, and carbon-fiber aero package that delivers true downforce.”
It will be offered with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
According to General Motors, the Grand Sport with the Z07 package is less than one second off the track record set by the previous generation Corvette ZR1 on the road course at GM’s Milford Proving Ground. Not bad for the car that’s 132kW down on its competitor.
Meanwhile, the show car on this page is the Collector Edition, featuring an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic paint with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black alloys, a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede interior, along with a special built plague.