Chevy Corvette enthusiasts have a wide range of options to choose from when purchasing a new Corvette, including the Stingray and the Z06. Smart auto consumers will pick the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, as this amazing vehicle combines all the best features of the Corvette line into a high-performing, head-turning car.
The Grand Sport isn’t the most expensive or the most powerful version of the new Corvette, but the sum of its parts makes it the best Corvette for your car buying dollar. Indiana drivers checking out Spencer car dealerships should consider the following reasons for choosing a Corvette Grand Sport:
- The Grand Sport isn’t the most powerful Corvette; the Z06 has that distinction with its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, but the Grand Sport is a far more practical performance vehicle. The Grand Sport’s engine is a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 that cranks out 460 horsepower and 465 lb. ft. torque.
- The Z06 is simply too powerful for most driving situations, while the Grand Sport provides the right amount of power for the highway or the track. The Grand Sport can accelerate from zero to 60 in just 3.6 seconds and hit the quarter mile post in just 11.8 seconds. The Grand Sport also offers superior handling and a smooth-as-silk ride, making it the right choice for owners who actually intend to drive their Corvette.
- The Grand Sport combines some of the best design cues from the Stingray and the Z06. The Grand Sport has the low hood line of the Stingray, but also has the Z06 grille. The Grand Sport also incorporates the wide back end design of the ZO6, as well as a few other flourishes from the top-end Corvette. Combined with features unique to the Grand Sport, the end result is what many consider the most aesthetically pleasing version of the Corvette.
- The Grand Sport has an amazing history. The first Grand Sports were a renegade project by Zora Arkus-Duntov that got accomplished in spite of resistance by GM. Arkus-Duntov got five of the original vehicles made and got them to the right people in the racing world, assuring their success. GM finally came around and eventually released its own Grand Sport version in 1996. The Grand Sport has been an incredibly popular seller for the Corvette, and the 2017 version appears ready to continue the tradition.
MSRP for the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe is around $65,450, and the convertible version starts at around $69,450. Compared to a starting price of $79,450 for the Corvette Z06 Coupe, the Grand Sport is a bargain.
Valley Chevy, a Spencer Chevrolet dealer, serves the Terre Haute and Bloomington, Indiana area, offering a wide selection of vehicles and top-notch customer service. Valley Chevy strives to provide a convenient and hassle-free process and offers a full range of services, including financing, and a parts and repair shop. Visit today and learn more about the Valley Chevy difference.