2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Starts at Around $66,000

17Chevrolet_Corvette-Grand-Sport_16Geneva_AB_04.jpg 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport | photo by Aaron Bragman

CARS.COM — Come summer, Corvette track-heritage enthusiasts can race to their dealership to buy a 2017 Grand Sport coupe for a grand total of $66,445. The convertible adds another $4,000 to that total, which includes a destination charge.

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The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport costs about $10,000 more than the regular 2017 Stingray. For the extra cash, those who wax nostalgic for the original 1963 Grand Sport Corvette racecars will get a special lightweight architecture, aerodynamics package, track-focused suspension elements, an enhanced cooling package and special tires. Exterior flourishes include specific front fender inserts and grille, along with widened fenders and rear quarter panels.

The Grand Sport with the available Z07 Package and eight-speed automatic boasts a zero-to-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a quarter-mile sprint of 11.8 seconds. That’s compared with the regular Stingray’s zero-to-60 mph time of 4.16 seconds and quarter-mile of 12.21 seconds. The Z07 package also adds high-performance carbon ceramic brake rotors. The eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional; the standard transmission is a seven-speed manual.

The Grand Sport is available in all the exterior and interior colors as the regular Stingray, with an optional Heritage Package that includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors with the detail continuing into the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes also are available in five colors, in addition to the Z07 package’s five wheel choices and carbon fiber lower-body elements. A Grand Sport Collector Edition will be offered later in the model year.

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