The Grand Sport Is a Blessing, Here’s One Major Reason Why

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

I’m not one to hark over GM’s marketing decisions, but this generation of Grand Sport actually has the ability to impact the demographic of Corvette ownership in a very beneficial way. We’ve recently seen a big influx of guys who are interested in going around corners, rather than just straight down a quarter-mile bit of asphalt. This is why the Grand Sport makes so much sense. It’s more hard core than the Z51 (and there’s still debate if the Z51 is a model or an option) and doesn’t really cost a whole lot more (much to one forum member’s chagrin). It is the Goldie Locks of Corvettes.

The Z06 is more powerful, but arguably you can use the Grand Sport’s power more often, more of the time. Speed is relevant directly to how you put power to the ground, rather than just how much power you’re making, and that’s what the Grand Sport was specifically designed to do. It’s also more closely related to the Corvette LeMans car as well, which is not supercharged. That may be a bit of a stretch to say, but there’s no doubting the GS’s track focused attitude.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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