Why The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Is Damn Near Perfect

Meet the Stingray and Z06's love child.

You could go and spend about $85,000 on the hardcore and absolutely wonderful Corvette Z06. Add in a few option packages and you’ll easily be hovering at the six-figure mark. It’s an extreme machine, no doubt, and perhaps ia bit too extreme for some, . Fortunately, Chevrolet understands this, hence all of the time and attention put into the . And if you think the Grand Sport is little more than a more expensive trim package, you'd be wrong.

It's literally the ideal combination of the Corvette Stingray and Z06, and it’s also one hell of a bargain. We recently spent some time with a brand spanking new 2017 Chevrolet and, well, we think we’re in love right now.

Power comes from the familiar naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 V8, with 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Quick comparison: the Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 has 650 ponies and 650 lb-ft of twist. While the Grand Sport has nearly 200 hp less, it does feature the Z06’s wide body and side rocker extensions, to name just a couple of goodies. It also comes standard with a dual-mode exhaust system and the dry-sump arrangement of the Z51 package. Like we said, the Grand Sport is the Stingray and Z06’s love child, inheriting a bit both from each. Special thanks to for letting us film the car.

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