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Chevrolet Corvettes have always been a symbol of pride in American ingenuity and manufacturing power. Now, with the 2017 Grand Sport, Chevrolet is ready to dethrone its competition in the racing world. With a legacy spanning decades and a technology set equal to the most advanced cars in the world, the Grand Sport is sure to take the world by storm.

Legacy

The original General Motors Grand Sport was first created in 1963 as a secret project led by Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntova. He loved racing and wanted to see a lightweight chassis that could keep up with the competition. However, GM executives scrapped his plans, leaving a mere five prototypes as the only existing original Grand Sports. It would not make its way into mass production until the name resurfaced in 1996 for the final C4 cars, and then in 2010 as an alternate line for the C6. Now, the brand has established itself as a part of both Chevrolet’s history and its future.

Technology

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport has a classic car lineage with modern technological features that match the latest models. It has various state of the art racing grade components, making it a first-rate racecar. It is a marvel on the track with its 6.2L LT1 V8 engine, using the best power generation technologies. The new and unique mesh grill on the car’s front end lets it cool easily, improving the power conservation. The wide construction, borrowed from the Z-1 line, makes the Grand Sport more stable and easy to handle at higher speeds than other models. Overall, this is the pinnacle of modern racing technology.

Style

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is available in various colors and has several striping options. The aerodynamic lines that make it competitive on the racetrack further serve to give it a modern look, making this car both attractive and powerful. But fans of classical Corvette styling need not fret; though the wide fender and construction might scream modern racer, the styling on the Grand Sport is clearly designed to evoke memories of the original prototypes and of Arkus-Duntova’s original vision. This car looks stunning both on the race track and while cruising downtown.

Performance

A sports car that simply looks sporty is a poor specimen indeed. Thankfully, the Grand Sport is not just attractive but also delivers on the promise that its style makes. Its 6.2L LT1 V8 engine delivers a 460 horsepower standard. The sheer energy of the engine travels to the wheels through either a seven speed manual or eight speed paddle shift automatic, both equally suited to the road and the track. Magnetic Ride suspension reads the road like a book, keeping your ride steady and safe. Carbon ceramic rotors and a convertible top round out the impressive list of features, all for less than many competing brands.

Of course, no description can match the real thing. Going to your local dealership and looking at the incoming model lines is certainly the best way to find the best deals.

Eye the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

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