• Apr 17, 2010
A guided tour of the Corvette Grand Sport by Ron Fellows – Click above to watch video after the jump

Although the Corvette Grand Sport isn't exactly brand new, there could be a few things you've yet to learn about it and see it do. Who better to fill in those gaps in your yellow-Corvette education than Ron Fellows, multiple ALMS champion and Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona winner. Even if you're not crazy about the GS, there's that whole fast car doing fast things aspect, probably a lesson none of us mind repeating. Follow the jump to watch the vid. Hat tip to Aamir!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ron Fellows did a really good job in that video. Held my interest and made all the facts not sound dry. All-in-all a great video.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't come down on Ron. He's a racer with a world of credibility, not a salesman.

        If Ron was selling pink Yugos, I'd consider a pink Yugo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because 5 minutes of engine noises beats 5 minutes of drums and fancy photography any day. They could have easily made it more aurally friendly by dumping the music in favor of a V-8 soundtrack. But that's just me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        why do you want too see a 5 minute video of the car driving instead of facts and examples too show you how it drives.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great car and I was pretty shocked to see this was a 4 second car 0-60. They need to keep raising the performance so the 2011 Mustang is not a competitor.
        • 4 Years Ago
        0-60 in 4 seconds is still incredibly fast. If that's not fast enough for you, there's always the ZR1. The Corvette is a bargain at all trim levels for as much performance as you get.
        • 4 Years Ago
        put down the bag of airplane/model car glue Trent
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really fail to understand all the comments about the Corvette looking "dated". As was said earlier, if you can't see the difference between the C5 and C6 'Vette, you're blind. The only "styling" issue I have with the car is the front end. The base model especially, looked a little bland to me. The others kick it up a notch thanks to the scoop, and IMO, are acceptable. But from the back and side, these cars are really nice looking. And I can't say enough about the performance. This is amazing that a car that performs like it does, still manages respectable gas mileage, AND is very reasonably priced.
      I have issues only with the ergonomics of the manual shifter, and the stigma of owning one. But, as the Jeep enthusiast motto goes; "it's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand", I guess the same is true for the Corvette. Most who love the car will tell you that if they have to explain it to you, you won't get it.
      The Corvette is simply an iconic American road car that also happens to be the best performance bang for the buck out there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And I forgot to mention that it should have been pointed out by the author that this is a Corvette advertisement.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I absolutely love the Corvette, but even I have to admit that this generation is getting long in the tooth.
      It still looks great, and it's performance is obviously fantastic, but every car - no matter how great it might be - needs to get redesigned to keep the public's interest.

      The C6 has been around since '04, but what makes it seem even older is that visually is shares so many basic design ideas from the C5, C4 which came out in '83. With GM coming out with some of the best cars it has ever created in it's history, I think many people are itching to see how a renewed interest in styling and engineering can be applied to the Corvette.
      • 4 Years Ago
      why to car companies insist on hiring the worst possible "videographers" to do heir "check this out" promo videos?

      someone should introduce them to actual "cinematographers" to at least add a hint of quality to their stuff.

      rant over.....

      cool car
      as of late, Corvettes i think can officially bet taken out of the cheessy-mid-life-car-to-get category into legitimate bad ass sports cars category.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even with the awesome GS bodykit, I still find corvettes to look a kinda outdated. That said, I still want one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a GM car. Garbage.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Resale value isn't usually the first thing I consider when I'm shopping for a car. I'd rather take a bigger hit on resale and have something more unique. I don't care that much about having the newest version of a car, as I do having a car that I don't see a clone of 100 times a day.

        I can tell the difference between a C5 and a C6, but it's just not that dramatic. Look at how much the car changed between all of its other revisions, it's drastic, and anyone, even if they don't know squat about cars, can instantly identify that they're completely different.

        I never said I don't like the styling of the corvette, just that it's time for a drastic makeover.

        And I agree that the 911 hasn't changed much either, but I don't see nearly as many 911s as I do corvettes so its design hasn't become as stale.

        Also, the RX8 is due for a replacement/makeover.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It looks like the GS has a mildly modified version of the standard Z06 body kit. Either way, it still is a bit dated as it first came out in 2005.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jrejre
        The Corvette looks the same????????????? If you can't tell the difference between the the C5 and C6 you my friend are blind. Do you want to know a car that has looked the same forever try a 911. The lack of effort in the styling of that car over the years is laughable, they all look the same.

        The point is the Corvette does not look outdated especially when you compare it to ow other sports cars have "so-called" evolved room a styling standpoint anyway.

        That is all
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah ignorance speaks!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. This car has looked practically the same since 1996. Even if they completely redesigned it I'd be hesitant to buy one, knowing that even if my 2012 corvette looked new and cool, with their track record for refreshes, the 2024 corvette would look the same.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ UncomfortableTruth, Which Geely do you recommend instead? /snicker
        • 4 Years Ago
        unchanged style, kind of like the 911's either way I'd take one of each
      • 4 Years Ago
      While I certainly enjoyed this video, my new benchmark is the Zonda R video posted recently. That video was the 5th dimension of incredible!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the car, but i was bored by the video.
      Seemed more like a sales pitch than a "flogging".
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I agree with jcar302 - I was expecting more raw footage. Let the car's performance speak for itself. Less talk next time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For me, the Corvette just doesn't have the looks to match its performance.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome car! I'll take the white one. But i have to say, that interior does nothing for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I only wonder why GM would rather hear all of the bitching about the interiors then just go out and make one that should be in this car? I think Corvettes have no equal for the price but it is time to replace the interior and not keep coming out with limited appeal models that still have this 1980's interior. But yes I would still take one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had the joy of taking a 2010 Grand Sport on the Streets of Willow Springs. Fun car with amazing rigidly on the convertible. Zero cowl shake! If you want to read about it here is the link.

      http://automotivetraveler.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=973:hotchkis-track-day-at-the-streets-of-willow&catid=196:guest-blogs&Itemid=362

      Thanks,
      Matt
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks for the great article, Matt, and for introducing me to the Automotive Traveler.
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