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2010 Corvette Grand Sport, an AutoWeek Performance Profile:

The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport takes some of the best of the Z06--and makes it a bit more affordable. But it's still a blast, and it's a nice take on America's sports car. Ride along in this AutoWeek Performance Profile.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-30-2009, 11:50 PM
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Nice, Finally a "real" Grand Sport not just a paintjob with piecemeal performance enhancements. This would be my ideal vette.

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Nice, Finally a "real" Grand Sport not just a paintjob with piecemeal performance enhancements. This would be my ideal vette.
Unfortunately, it's just last years Z51 with special exterior stuff -- plus several thousand more $$$$. They will still sell a ton of them.

I like the look, but the increase in performance is questionable with price considered. It's proven time and time again that it's not any better than the base LS3 on the Corvette boards.

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Not really

"Replacing the previous (and highly recommended) Z51 packageóit added larger wheels and tires, a stiffer suspension, bigger brakes, and shorter gearing to the base Corvette coupe or convertible"

"As for the mechanicals, the Grand Sport keeps the base carís 430-hp LS3 V-8 (436 hp with the optional exhaust) and steel frame but gets lots of Z06 bits, including its much larger tires (275/35-18s in front and 325/30-19s in back), wider track, cross-drilled brake rotors (14.0-inch fronts and 13.4-inch rears), and visual add-ons (front air inlet, bulging fenders, and rear brake-cooling ducts) that go more than skin deep, as they reduce aerodynamic lift by half."


And according to GM it's 2 seconds quicker around it's 2.9 mile track than a Z51. 2 seconds on a small track like that is not bad at all. While not a Z06 it is half the Z06's advantage for alot less than half the money difference.

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