This may be the C7 Corvette to end all C7 Corvettes. The 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport is merely one-second off from the C6 Corvette ZR1’s posted lap time at the Milford Proving Ground, it carries over track-honed aerodynamics and offers up to 1.2 G in cornering capability. And, it’s running the naturally-aspriated 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine.
The 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport made its debut (after being semi-spoiled by Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin) at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, where Gavin and lead Corvette engineer Tadge Juechter unveiled the latest Grand Sport.
“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”