2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has been revealed at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. Featuring a more aggressive look inspired by the Corvette Z06, the Grand Sport here is said to be a “pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree.”

Essentially a Stingray in Z06 clothing, the Corvette Grand Sport features similar exterior appointments as its most hardcore sibling. This includes its front grille, bumpers, rear spoiler, wide fenders and more. Still, at the heart of the Grand Sport sits a 6.2 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine straight from the Corvette Stingray.

As such, 460 hp and 630 Nm of torque is on tap, but Chevrolet hasn’t declared what the variant’s performance figures are just yet. A seven-speed manual transmission is available as standard, but so too is an eight-speed torque converter automatic available for those who prefer it.

The Grand Sport gets high-performance Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential and new stabiliser bars as standard. Additionally, customers may specify the Z07 performance package which is an upgrade to having a carbon-fibre body kit, carbon-ceramic brakes and Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres.

Furthermore, a special Grand Sport Collector Edition is also be available. As pictured here, this adds to the Grand Sport a Watkins Glen Grey Metallic exterior with Tension Blue graphics, satin black body stripes and special wheels with a black finish. Inside, the Collector Edition adds Tension Blue leather and suede upholstery as well as a 3D figure of the original Grand Sport race car embossed in the headrests.

A convertible variant of the Grand Sport is also expected to be revealed later when the car makes its market debut in the US come June this year. It will also go on sale in Europe by September. Pricing has not been revealed just yet.