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With the power of the legendary LT1 V8 engine and many of the aerodynamic components found on Z06, Grand Sport provides the perfect combination of power and handling to help make you feel closer to the road than you ever have before.
Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, and others at Chevrolet launched a plan of building 125 ultra light Corvettes called the Grand Sport.
The Grand Sport is a solid middle ground for those wanting better handling without wanting to make the expensive leap into the 600-plus-horsepower arena.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport First Drive: The Corvette You’ve Been Dreaming Of From Muscle To Balance, She does It All
Born to dominate the track, the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport was crafted from lightweight materials and packed the power of a 6.2L 377 CID small block V8 engine.
2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport review: A true happy medium A sports car that deserves three levels of performance. February 22, 2017
The Superformance Corvette Grand Sport. In late 1962 Chevrolet chief engineer Zora Arkus Duntov set out to build a production run of 125 purpose built Corvette racecars with the ultimate goal of winning the GT class at the 24 Hours of LeMans.
The 1963 Sting Ray production car's lineage can be traced to two separate GM projects: the Q-Corvette, and perhaps more directly, Mitchell's racing Sting Ray.The Q-Corvette, initiated in 1957, envisioned a smaller, more advanced Corvette as a coupe-only model, boasting a rear transaxle, independent rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes, with the rear brakes mounted inboard.
Modifying a Corvette Grand Sport. The LS engine platform is the best engine GM has ever had. I know there are some die hard small and big block guys out there that think otherwise - but follow along and I will show you what none of those engines could ever accomplish.
With only 3,464 pounds of car to move, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport does a standing quarter mile in just 12.2 seconds at 116.1 mph. On the way there, it blows past 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds ...