Like the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car, the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.
The 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette GS offers an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.
Content highlights for Grand Sport include:
LT1 V8 engine rated at 460 horsepower (343 kW), with dry-sump oiling system and active exhaustSeven-speed manual transmission with active rev match and available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration.
Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springsStandard electronic limited-slip differential.Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires: 285/30ZR19 (front) and 335/25ZR20 (rear)Specific Grand Sport wheel design: 19×10 inches (front) and 20×12 inches (rear)Brembo brake system with (355 mm) 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers in front and (340 mm) 13.4 inch rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear.
Available Z07 package adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires.
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