Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Corvette Grand Sport

It's back! After 14 years without the Corvette Grand Sport Chevrolet has brought it back and has it looking fantastic. The new Grand Sport combines the Corvette's LS3 based power-train, with a unique wide-body styling and racing-bred suspension. The car is built in either a coupe or convertible, containing either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The LS3 6.2 liter engine has an estimated 430 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque with the standard exhaust system which puts down 0-60 MPH in 4.2 seconds and a quarter mile in 12.6 seconds. However, there is an optional two-mode exhaust system which increases the power ratings to 436 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque which puts down 0-60 MPH in 4.0 seconds flat and a quarter mile in 12.4 seconds.

Along with the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport comes some extra unique highlights. It contains wider wheels and tires with eighteen inch wheels in the front and 19 inch wheels in the rear. It has a ZO6 style splitter and spoiler. It also contains ZO6 size brakes with 14 inch front rotors with six-piston calipers and 13.4 inch rear rotors with four-piston calipers.

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