With 0 – 60 time in less than four seconds, the 2010 version of the Corvette Grand Sport can run with just about anything sold — at any price.
And that’s not only straight line. performance that American muscle cars were notorious for. Grand Sport delivers 1.0g on a skid pad, and has pavement ripping stopping distances as well. It can truly to it all.
“These numbers are unmatched by any of Corvette’s competitors,” says Karen Rafferty, Chevrolet Product Marketing Director, who also noted Grand Sport ‘s 26 highway mpg performance.
No argument here from us.
About the only place the car is bit light on numbers is its price. The Grand Sport coupe will sell starting at only $55,720 and GS convertible is $59,530. Both of these prices include a $950 destination freight charge. That’s tens of thousands dollars less than European or Japanese sports cars with equivalent performance capabilities.
The new car, of course, is named after a Grand Sport that was originally created by Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov in 1963 as a factory-built, lightweight racing model that successfully challenged all domestic and overseas competitors in the hotly contested road races of the 1960s. (more…)