The Chevrolet Corvette has long been a favorite in the American muscle car family and the offering of the Grand Sport for those who can’t swing the Z06 will probably bring in even more fans. For those who have followed the Corvette over the years, you’ll appreciate the meaning behind the “Grand Sport” badging; for those of you who have no idea of its meaning or significance, you’ll have to watch as correspondent Steve Hammes explains it all.
The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport is a pleasant blend of road and track, pairing race-ready suspension and creature comfort upgrades. Not only do you have a dual-mode exhaust and aggressive gears, you also mix in the two-toned leather seats and navigation.
Unlike the Z06, you have many options with the Grand Sport, from manual versus automatic and coupe versus convertible. It’s also VERY fast as it is powered by the L23 6.2L V8 that produces 436 horsepower and 428 lb-feet of torque, doing 0-60 mph in 4 seconds.
With a price tag starting at $55,720, you’d be hard pressed to turn down the Corvette Grand Sport when looking for an affordable sport coupe with the everyday comforts of your daily driver that can hang with the big boys. With all of our options, we topped out a little above $70k, at $70,705.