Car New | Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: 7th Place – 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car
Chevrolet calls its current midrange Corvette the Grand Sport officially for heritage reasons, but it’s also probably because “Goldilocks Special” doesn’t sound nearly as cool. Nevertheless, it would be an apt descriptor. This Corvette Grand Sport weds the monster Z06’s handling capabilities with the Stingray Z51’s usable power to create a single formidable package.
That power comes from a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a dry-sump oiling system, and there’s 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque to be had. We specced the Corvette with the seven-speed manual transmission, but the electronically controlled limited-slip differential with cooler came standard. We also ordered the Z07 package, which netted us Chevy’s highest-performance suspension, magnetic shocks, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Cup tires. The performance exhaust comes standard.