For 2017 the legendary Corvette Grand Sport returns and will be doing so as sort of a bargain at $66,445 in coupe form. Known in the enthusiast world as the “GS”, the latest iteration of the Corvette brings some of the beastly Z06’s performance goodies and mates it with the more pedestrian LT1 6.2-liter V-8. Basically, the Grand Sport is a Z06 without the supercharger.
Like the last Grand Sport, this one will also be offered as a drop-top. The convertible will set buyers back at least $70,445, which is really not a terrible deal given the regular ‘vert starts just under $61,000 without any options. Of course both coupe and convertible offer a host of options, including the Z07 Performance Package. Nearly all of the options cause that base price to jump really quickly.
The price premium doesn’t just get you track day treats like a dry-sump oil system, but the GS just looks really badass with unique wheels, hash stripes and other “Easter eggs” exclusive to the GS design.
Really exclusive buyers will be able to vey for a limited edition Grand Sport later in the 2017 model year. The limited version will feature a unique grey exterior with Tension Blue strips and interior accents.