2017 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT

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Track-focused model offers 1.2g cornering, 3.6-sec. 0-60 time with Z07 package

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet announced today the track-bred 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will be priced at $66,445 for coupe models and $70,445 for convertibles, when they go on sale this summer. The prices include the destination charge, but not tax, title and other dealer fees.

With heritage-inspired design cues combined with track-focused chassis and suspension elements, the new Grand Sport builds on a legacy established in 1963, when five Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette’s first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

“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.”

The 2017 Grand Sport’s lightweight architecture, downforce-producing aerodynamics package, enhanced cooling package, electronic limited-slip differential and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires combine to offer a Chevrolet-estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package, which includes Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The new Grand Sport also offers estimated 0-60-mph performance of 3.6 seconds and quarter-mile capability of 11.8 seconds at 118 mph, with the available Z07 performance package and available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual with Active Rev Match is standard.

Further, engineers adapted the Brembo braking system from the Corvette Z06 to give it estimated 60-0-mph performance of less than 100 feet with the available Z07 package, which adds carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, along the PS Cup 2 tires.

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

Grand Sport models are offered with the Stingray’s full exterior and interior color palette, including 10 exterior colors:

  • Admiral Blue Metallic (late 2016 addition)
  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Black Rose Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Sterling Blue Metallic (new for 2017)
  • Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  • Arctic White
  • Blade Silver Metallic
  • Black
  • Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
  • Torch Red.

An available Heritage package includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors, with the hash mark detail carried onto the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes are also offered in five colors. They are joined by the available Z07 package, five wheel choices and available carbon fiber ground effects to offer a wide and diverse range of customizable choices.

“The choices are almost endless,” said Charles. “The Corvette Grand Sport’s custom ordering options take personalization to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement.”

A Grand Sport Collector Edition will be offered later in the model year, featuring Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. A three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.

 

FAST FACT
The new Grand Sport builds on a legacy established in 1963, when five Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette’s first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

BASE PRICE
$66,445

EPA VEHICLE CLASS
Two-seater

NEW FOR 2017

  • With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree
  • Combining a lightweight architecture, track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine, the Grand Sport offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package
  • Heritage-inspired design cues and exclusive features acknowledge the historic Grand Sport legacy
  • A special Collector Edition package will be available later in the model year that includes Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior color complemented with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics and an exclusive Tension Blue interior
  • Offers estimated 0-60-mph performance of 3.6 seconds and quarter-mile capability of 11.8 seconds at 118 mph, with the available Z07 performance package and available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Brembo braking system adapted from the Corvette Z06 offers estimated 60-0-mph performance of less than 100 feet

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims
  • Unique exterior elements include specific front fender inserts and Z06-style grille, as well as wider fenders and rear quarter panels to accommodate a wider track
  • Specific Grand Sport cup wheel design: 19×10 inches (front) and 20×12 inches (rear), offered in five appearance finishes
  • Front splitter, rockers and wicker bill rear spoiler (carbon fiber ground effects available)
  • Functional brake ducts and enhanced cooling package
  • Standard Brembo brake system with 14.6-inch (370 mm) rotors and six-piston calipers in front and 14.4-inch (365 mm) rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear
  • Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springs
  • Standard electronic limited-slip differential
  • LT1 V-8 engine rated at 460 hp, (343 kW) with dry-sump oiling system and active exhaust
  • The available Z07 package adds larger carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors in addition to the PS Cup 2 tires
  • Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to fit the driver’s environment
  • Interior that offers genuine carbon fiber and aluminum trim, hand-wrapped leather materials and dual eight-inch configurable, color driver/infotainment screens
  • Chevrolet MyLink with 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection capability
  • Available red safety belts
  • PDR updates include mute button for recording , enhanced recording screen shows selected overlay, odometer added to Valet, Sport and Track overlays

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Four standard air bags, including side-impact air bags
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel ABS
  • Active Handling with electronic stability control
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Standard rear-vision camera and available front curb-view cameras
  • Tire pressure monitoring with run-flat tires

 

2017 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT SPECIFICATIONS

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

City 16 (GM est.)
Highway 25 (GM est.)

 

FUEL TANK CAPACITY

18.5 gal. / 70 liters

 

ENGINE

Type: LT1 6.2L V-8 VVT with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)
Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
460 @ 6000 rpm (with active exhaust)
Torque
(lb.-ft. / Nm):
465 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm (with active exhaust)

 

TRANSMISSION & AXLE

Type: 7-speed manual with Active Rev Match
8-speed paddle-shift automatic
Final Drive Ratio: 3.42 (manual)
2.73 (automatic)

 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Front Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control – with Grand Sport-specific spring rate and stabilizer bar size
Rear Suspension: Short/long arm (SLA) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper and lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite spring, Magnetic Selective Ride Control – with Grand Sport-specific spring rate and stabilizer bar size
Steering Type: Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
Turning Circle
(ft. / m):
37.7 / 11.5
Brake Type: Front and rear power-assisted discs with two-piece steel rotors; fixed six-piston aluminum front calipers and fixed four-piston aluminum rear calipers; carbon ceramic matrix rotors with Z07 pkg.
Brake Rotor Size (in / mm): Front std. : 14.6 / 370
Front w/Z07: 15.5 / 394
Rear std.: 14.4 / 365
Rear w/Z07: 15.3 / 388
Wheel Size: Front: 19-inch x 10-inch
Rear: 20-inch x 12-inch
Tire Size: Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat (std.)
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 (Z07)
Front: P285/30ZR19
Rear: P335/25ZR20

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase
(in. / mm):
106.7 / 2710
Overall Length
(in. / mm):
176.9 / 4493
Overall Width
(in. / mm):
77.4 / 1965
Overall Height
(in. / mm):
48.6 / 1234 (coupe)
48.7 / 1237 (convertible)
Track (in. mm): 63.5 / 1613 (front)
62.5 / 1588 (rear)

 

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom
(in / mm):
38 / 962
Legroom
(in. / mm):
43 / 1092
Shoulder Room
(in. / mm):
55 / 1397
Hip Room
(in. / mm):
54 / 1371

 

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Curb Weight
(lb. / kg):
3428 / 1555 (coupe)
3487 / 1582 (convertible)
EPA passenger volume (cu. ft. / L): 52 / 1472
Cargo volume
(cu. ft. / L):
15 / 425 (coupe)
10 / 283 (convertible)


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