The Legendary Racer – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Recently was announced the latest ultimate sport vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. What we know so far about this Corvette? Well, it is a combination between the basic model Stingray and the most powerful version Z06. Where the driver can enjoy in the top performance Vette for the least money. But we can say that this Grand Sport is a much lighter version of the top performance professional C7.R GTE Pro Corvette, only because of his racing background.
This new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport follows the tradition witch last more than 50 years, which for the first time was introduced in the 1963 C2 Corvette. Definition of the Grand Sport is simple: light weight, powerful engine, excellent brakes and improved aerodynamic body. So let’s see some of the key components of this 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
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As always, first of all the engine, which is the naturally aspirated General Motors 376 cubic-inch, 6.2 liter LT1 small-block V8 engine, rated at 460 horsepower and 465 lb. -ft. of torque. The driver can choose between a 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. Stopping power comes from the massive carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, the suspension is equipped with the latest Magnetic Ride technology while the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear lightweight wheels are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. This Grand Sport can accelerate till 60mph in just 3.6 seconds.