The 2018 Corvette Grand Sport convertible is part of the newest versions of the Corvette family. This car model takes the wider body and better handling capabilities of the Corvette Z06. In addition, it also has the more manageable power levels of the Corvette Stingray. This Corvette has the superior qualities of the other models combined in one stunning supercar.
2018 Corvette Grand Sport Specs Car Enthusiasts Need to Know
2018 Grand Sport Design
The Grand Sport’s design hasn’t really changed much. The company is probably getting ready to give this car a refresh in the near future. As of this time, the Grand Sport has a front engine rear-drive layout. The front end still has the standard LED daytime running lights. This car model has got the carbon fiber front splitter, side rocker panels, rear diffuser, and the functional carbon fiber rear spoiler. All these make the car more aggressive and track-capable.
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
This Corvette has 19-inch wheels in the front and 20-inch wheels in the back. These are the same standard five-spoke wheels on the Grand Sport wherein you can choose from five different finishes. The tires are upgraded P285 in the front and P335 in the back. The brakes are carbon ceramic with magnetic ride control dampers improving the ride quality of this car. Test this car on the racetrack to see how significant this part of the car is.
The Corvette Grand Sport interior didn’t undergo any major changes for a luxury car. It has the usual black leather seats with contrast stitching, though other colors are available as well. The standard ones are competition seats that provide more aggressive bolsters. The flat bottom steering wheel is actually new for 2016, which is better than the C7 models. There’s an LCD display behind the steering wheel which is linked to the drive mode. The upper door panels have lots of nice stitching and a soft leather on where your elbows rest. A very nice high-quality canvas comprises the top.
The center console has an older style graphics that doesn’t respond quite as quickly when you press the screen. Navigation display is the traditional head unit. But of course, the Corvette is due for a refresh.
Grand Sport Engine Power
Underneath the hood of this Corvette is an LT1 6.2-liter v8 engine. There are two valves per cylinder, but it has direct injection and variable cylinder management. The engine produces 460 horsepower and 465 lb-feet of torque. This Corvette weighs around 3,400 pounds, which is considered pretty heavy by sports car standards. Yet, it goes from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds.
2018 Corvette Price Tag
Chevrolet’s Corvette Grand Sport is one precise track weapon, even if it’s a little pricey in Carbon 65 Edition trim https://t.co/5u2eHQVM3m
— Jordy90025 (@Jordy90025) April 12, 2018
Corvettes have always been pretty good value. The 2018 Grand Sport cost around $66,000 and the convertible type at $70,000. For the most track-capable Corvette with manageable levels of power, it’s definitely a bargain. You can settle for the Stingray model, which is $10,000 less. The price difference doesn’t really matter for real car lovers who seek a more exciting driving experience.
Check out this video by YOUCAR on how amazing a Corvette Grand Sport performs on the racetrack:
The noise this Corvette makes is simply incredible, and it’s a sound that car enthusiasts absolutely love. Steering the car is very direct even when you’re going through corners. You really feel the stickiness of its tires when going around some tight turns on the road. The car constantly tries to get into its top gear in 8-speed and the ride quality just gets better and better. Test drive this roadster, and you won’t ever want to take your hands off the steering wheel!
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