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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport goes on sale in the US

Chevrolet has announced market details for the recently-revealed 2017 Corvette Grand Sport in the US. This is the track-focused version of the latest Corvette Stingray.

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Under the bonnet is a 6.2-litre LT1 V8 engine producing 343kW and 630Nm. This is capable of propelling the American muscle car from 0-60mph (97km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, and onto a quarter mile of just 11.8 seconds at 190km/h.

Chevrolet is offering customers the choice of a seven-speed manual transmission with Activ Rev Match technology, or an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic unit, both with rear-wheel drive.

For those wanting more there is the Z07 performance package which adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes, Brembo calipers, and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. This helps to achieve a maximum cornering g-force of 1.2g.

New for the 2017 Corvette is an expanded colour palette, adding Watkins Glen Grey Metallic, Black Rose Metallic, and Sterling Blue Metallic. Five different wheel options are also available, along with carbon fibre aero elements. Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager, said:

“The choices are almost endless. The Corvette Grand Sport’s custom ordering options take personalisation to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement.”

The new model will go on sale in America during the middle of this year, with prices starting at US$66,445.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.