One of Zora’s racing monikers, first introduced in 1962, is the Grand Sport. it has returned for 2017, and it’s better than ever. The original Corvette Grand Sports stalked racetracks in the 1960s, but then the name went dormant until it was revived in 1996, but again to be made for just one year.
It was not until 2010 that the Grand Sport name would be used again. It was a huge success, out selling the base and Z06’s through the end of the production run in 2013.
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport uses the standard Corvette V-8 engine with dry-sump and 460hp, Z06’s cooling systems, wider rear fenders, a look-alike grille, Magnetic Ride Control, specially tuned anti-roll bars, composite leaf springs, larger brakes (than the Z51, but smaller than the Z06) and the Z51’s electronically controlled rear differential.
The C7 GS comes in both Coupe and Convertible configurations and options include seven-speed manual or eight-speed paddle shift automatic, fender hash stripes (in six colors), full-length body stripes and Z07 performance package.