Chevrolet has introduced at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, a car bred from motorsports. Inspired by the Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car that won at the 2015 Le Mans, the new Grand Sport represents an amalgamation of the very things desired for any car – lightweight, aerodynamic, stable and powerful.
Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager, meanwhile, said that the choices for the Grand Sport are almost endless. He noted that the personalization packages allow customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement. Customers may also avail of the Grand Sport Collector Edition, which is finished in exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics as well satin black full-length stripes and black wheels.
The Grand Sport Collector Edition also comes with a distinct Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. Interestingly, the Tension Blue color represents a modern take on the hue historically linked to the Grand Sport. Meanwhile, the interior features a 3D representation of the original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests.
Likewise, an instrument panel plaque carrying a distinct build sequence number features the shape of the original Grand Sport race car. Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, remarked that racing has been part of Corvette's essence for more than half a decade, adding that its vast track experience has helped it come up with more capable cars.
He shared that the 2017 Grand Sport has taken Corvette’s track-bred technology to a new level. Corvette will commence sales of the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport – in coupe and convertible versions -- in the summer of 2016 in the United States and in fall 2016 in Europe.