2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport
The Chevy Corvette name has been around since the Fifties, and through the decades Chevy has crafted seven different generations of the Corvette. For the 2017 model year, Chevy has brought back the legendary Corvette Grand Sport, which was first introduced in 1963.
This Corvette is known for being a legendary race car and it offers drivers and passengers a sweet ride on or off the track. The 2017 Grand Sport model has the feel and look of the first 1963 model, but adds new technology and has an improved lightweight frame and better aerodynamics to even further increase the performance of the Corvette Grand Sport.
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Trims, Performance + Engine
The Corvette Grand Sport is available as a convertible or coupe and there are three different trims -- 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. The Corvette Grand Sport has a unique dry-sump oil system that efficiently disperses oil even while cornering.
The 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport comes with Chevy’s powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. The engine can produce up to 460 horsepower, and 465 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is available paired with either a automatic or manual transmission depending on the driver’s preference. The highway fuel economy is surprising for such a powerful engine as the Corvette Grand Sport gets 26 mpg on the highway and 17 mph in the city.
There have been four Grand Sport models since its beginnings in 1963 and all of them were impressive. The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport’s improved frame and engine make it the fastest model yet. The 2017 Grand Sport can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which is .35 seconds faster than the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport.
Exterior + Interior
As previously stated, the Corvette Grand Sport encompasses the feel and heritage of the past models including the first model in 1963, but uses today’s engineering and tech knowledge to increase performance.
Standard Performance Equipment
Body style features include wider fenders, lightweight materials, and a mesh grille. The rear-spoiler and available carbon fiber rocker panels enhance the Corvette Grand Sport’s aerodynamics. Exterior features like 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, chrome badging, a performance exhaust and solar-ray light-tinted glass all come standard.
Interior features such as GT bucket seats, 8-way adjustable front seats, and a tilt steering wheel are standard with the Grand Sport. Additional interior options include a cargo mat with the Stingray logo, premium floor mats, competition sport bucket seats, red safety belts, a suede microfiber wrapped steering wheel, and more.
Interior, Tech and Entertainment
Technology is an important aspect of any vehicle these days, which is why drivers will be impressed by the standard features on the Corvette Grand Sport. The standard technology features are already impressive, and the extra options will add an even more personalized feel to the Grand Sport.
A nine-speaker bose audio system, MyLink radio, SiriusXM radio, steering wheel audio controls, keyless open and start, 4G LTE wifi, and a interior rear-auto dimming mirror are all standard. Extra options are available like a heads-up display, performance recorder, remote vehicle starter system, and the MyLink navigation system.
Some of the available packages for the 2017 Grand Sport include the Z07 performance package, Collector Edition, and the leather wrapped package. The Z07 package takes aspects from the Z06 and Stingray and combines them into a unique package which has exterior and performance features.
Corvette Z07 Package
Features of the Z07 package include the Z07 suspension with Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a 4-wheel antilock system with a 4-wheel disc, carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes, dark gray metallic-painted calipers and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 summer-only, run-flat tires.
Grand Sport Collector Edition
The Collector Edition is very special, especially for those who may have other Grand Sport models. This edition includes features for both the interior and exterior of the Grand Sport and it has Watkins Glen Gray body color with Tension Blue fender hash marks. To complement the blue exterior accents, the Collector Edition has an exclusive Tension Blue leather-and-suede-wrapped interior with unique blue stitching.
Safety, Warranty and Pricing
Above Standard Safety
Safety is one of Chevy’s main priorities no matter which vehicle. Standard safety features that come with the Grand Sport include: Active Handling, 4-wheel anti lock brakes, a rear vision camera, standard Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, run-flat tires, seat-mounted head and thorax air bags, and a built in OnStar automatic crash response system.
Warranty and Pricing
The MSRP for the 2017 Chevrolet Grand Sport before add ons or additional packages is $65,450. The standard warranty for all Chevy vehicles includes a three year or 36,000 miles basic warranty and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.