Chevrolet hit a homerun today at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show with the global introduction of the new 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport. Look for both coupe and convertible models when it goes on sale in the U.S. this summer and in Europe this fall (Canadian availability has yet to be specified).
Later in 2016, a Grand Sport Collector edition will be available, as well. This is actually the one that is being shown in Geneva, sporting an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels, and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior.
In terms of performance, the 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport uses a Brembo brake system with 14” rotors and 6-piston calipers up front and 13.4” rotors and 4-piston calipers in the rear, an electronic limited-slip differential, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires (19” front, 20” rear). Its powerful LT1 V8 engine produces 460 horsepower through a 7-speed manual transmission with active rev match. The latter can be replaced by an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission with specific calibration.
Pricing for the Corvette Grand Sport will be announced at a later date.