Chevrolet revealed their Corvette Grand Sport model back in April. It was then that American automaker let the car buying public in on all the features that would set the Grand Sport apart from all other Corvette models. Things like the wider fenders, Z06 style splitter and rear wing, staggered wheel setup with unique 18 inch rollers up front and 19 inch rims in the back wearing 325 series rubber, housing 6 and 4 piston calipers respectively. The only thing that General Motors didn’t let us in on was the price.
It has just been announced that the Corvette Grand Sport coupe will retail for $55,720 while the drop top will set you back a couple thousand more at $59,530. The 2010 Grand Sport can be ordered with a host of trim packages, ranging from 1LT to 4LT and will be available in four different exterior colors and all will include two tone seats with special Grand Sport embroidery. The standard LS3 is untouched from the base model, the Grand Sport is powered by the familiar 6.2 Liter V8 making 430 HP (436 HP with two-mode exhaust). What differentiates the GS from the standard ride is an upgraded suspension, wider fenders to house the wider tires and larger brakes to bring everything to a halt.
The Corvette Grand Sport should become an instant collector’s item for bowtie fans around the world. Hopefully there will be even more special editions of America’s favorite sports car in the future if GM can get through their current Chapter 11 hearings. Luckily Chevrolet is one of the core brands being spared in the bankruptcy so the Corvette should live on; at least until the CAFÉ standards take effect in 2012.