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If the introduction of the ZR1 into the Corvette lineup has made the base model look a bit dull, the Grand Sport package more than fills the aesthetic gap between the models. The Grand Sport package includes Stingray-like gills aft of the front wheels, unique rims and Z06 brakes. Unique suspension tuning reportedly nets a 0-60 time that goes from 4.2 seconds on the base coupe to 4.0 seconds in its updated configuration.

Corvette Blogger is reporting what it says is official Grand Sport package pricing, and the bottom line isn't as tough to swallow as some may have envisioned. The Bowtie fanboy site lists Grand Sport pricing at $55,720 for the coupe and $59,530 for the convertible. That's a not-inconsequential $6,205 bump for the coupe and $5,360 for the droptop. The Grand Sport package essentially obviates the need for the $1,695 Z51 package, however, so you're basically looking at $3,500-$4,500 for the retuned suspension, widebody stance, Z06 brakes, improved 0-60 mph times, and aeshetic and exclusivity benefits, which doesn't strike us as a bad deal.

[Source: Corvette Blogger]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      If you order the grand sport with a manual transmission you get launch control and the 10.75 quart ZR1/Z06 dry sump oil system. That system is fairly complex, and in addition to the Z06 panels and brakes makes the package worth the premium in cost.
      • 5 Years Ago

      Great deal until you realize Government Motors has installed mandatory 55 MPH speed limiters.
        • 5 Years Ago
        But think about how fast you can get there!
      • 5 Years Ago
      How does the suspension make the car go faster? I thought 0-60 times are generally measured in a straight line?
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are far more complex interactions going on than just softer or stiffer. Corvettes are traction limited in 0-60, NOT power limited. Therefore the tires are going to be the main factor in the 0-60 time. Also, the gearing has a big effect as well . . . when is the 1-2 shift? How is traction after the shift?

        Most likely, traction control and torque management were recalibrated for the 2010 as well due to the different tires, gearing, and LC.

        .1s off the 0-60 time is perfectly believable.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I dunno about this. Doesn't the ZR1 soften its rear suspension at launch to allow more "squat", thus allowing more weight to transfer over the rear wheels (and aid in traction)?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Firmer suspension = Less energy being absorbed by the shocks during launch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wider rear tires
        Shorter gearing (same as the Z51)
        Launch control
      • 5 Years Ago
      REPORT: Who cares!?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This just in: I DO!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool beans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing deal.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree.

        I think GM had it right with the C5/C5 Z06. The Z06 was something special for just a few thousand more. Where as the C6 Z06 was really something for a more serious Corvette fan due to the price difference. I just wish they'd make a blue/white stripe option with black wheels!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully the government won't ask GM to stop producing performance cars like this under pressure from the greenies.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, because we greenies hate amazing sports cars that are built in very small numbers. It only takes one V8 to start global warming!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm a greenie.. I guess.

        I care about the environment.
        I recycle.
        I turn off the lights when not in use.
        I have a Prius as our grocery getter / people hauler.

        But I also have an MR2 Spyder with HF Cat/Header, Fidanza Clutch/Lightweight Flywheel, Lightweight battery.

        The only time I don't appreciate a V8 is when it's put into a car that doesn't need it. Yes EVERYCAR doesn't NEED a V8. A Buick almost NEVER needs a V8. Their V6s are making over 300hp, why does an old man need to gobble more fuel while driving 10mph under the speed limit.

        Give him a multidisplacement V8 or V6 and I bet the last 2-4 cylinders never get used and cease up within a year or 2! LOL.

        A Corvette is an engineering marvel! No Ferrari can run cheap oil/filter regular gas and produce 400+hp/torque AND return Mid 20's on a tank!

        My MR2 Spyder gets 24-35mpg depending on driving style and if HWY or City. I didn't buy it only for the gas mileage but also for the FUN factor. 80% the fun for 20% the price of a lotus.

        We greenies enjoy occasional autocrossing, drag racing, etc. We arent NON-FUN people.
        • 5 Years Ago
        We greenies been saying for ever that green transporting to the masses allows people to have fun with performance cars in their spare time.

        Let also not forget that thanks to the greenies car makers are forced to make better engines with better transmissions , everyone wins.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Yes, because we greenies hate amazing sports cars that are built in very small numbers. It only takes one V8 to start global warming!"

        It's great you are an enthusiast but you are in the minority. Many people touting the green agenda have a genuine hatred of cars and certainly want to see V8's banned, along with the IC engine altogether. They want to impose their agenda and values on everyone and tell you what you should drive to protect "mother earth".

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