O Fallon, IL
Torch Red · 6.2L V8 SFI OHV 16V · 25,225 miles
The Grand Sport is the car that splits the difference between the standard Corvette and the Z06 Corvette. The Engineers at Chevrolet put their collective heads together and when they completed their design session, the Grand Sport was born and has a seat at the table all by itself along with the Z06 and ZR1. A Grand Sport takes the forged crank from the strong ZR1 along with the dry sum oiling system and puts them in the Grand Sport LS3 engine (only for 6-speed manual coupe cars) that was hand assembled at the factory. The Grand Sport also added about 2 in body width which allows for the use of larger rims and tires of the Z06 as well, the 275/35-18 s in the front and 325/30-19 s in the rear. The Z06 s large cross drilled brake rotors were also added to allow for greater stopping power along with ceramic brake pads (which were added later). In addition this Grand Sport also has the Z06 s Z51 and FE3 suspension system long with added front air inlets in the front spoiler under the bumper as well as rear brake cooling ducts, as a result they reduce the aerodynamic lift by half and provide cooling for the brakes during spirited track driving. The front and rear wheel alignments were changed to provide a more even tire wear for longer lasting tires.This Grand Sport with the NPP exhaust system in the open position has made 507 hp at the crank with the addition of the aluminum ceramic coated long tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, an Air Raid intake filtration system, and finally dyno tuned. Cruising at 70 MPH, the engine is turning a paltry 1700 rpm chugging out near or at 25 mpg. You now have the best of both worlds; power and fuel economy. This car also sports the factory 4LT equipment group, which includes the great Heads-up Display. Added to this car for looks and safety are LED tail lights, along with a brake light flasher built into the center rear brake light bar. Just below the tail lights a chrome valance was added to allow for a striking rear end look. Under the valance there is a ghost C6 emblem. This Corvette emblem appears to be floating all by itself between the NPP exhaust pipes. The NPP exhaust system allows for straight through exit of the exhaust gasses, in essence bypassing the mufflers and providing a sporty sound. The tires are Invo Nitto s which are advertised as, Great road and track tires . This set of tires provides a much quieter and softer ride as well as longer lasting tires than the standard Goodyear s. These tires currently have less than 500 miles on them. The wheel wells, as well as on the rear storage deck and inside the door panels have had sound absorbing Dynomat sheets installed providing a very quiet ride while driving and allowing you to better hear the great Bose sound system. On the front of the car under the bumper is a curb alert electronic warning system. When you get within 9-10 of a curb or obstruction there is a three tone chirp that alerts you to stop. This feature negates any damage to your front spoiler. Up front you will notice a round belly button this is actually a magnetic connector that allows you to magnetically attach a battery tender to the car to provide continuous trickle charge to your battery. A simple, quick and efficient means for ensuring that the battery will always stay charged. The entire front of the car, headlights, hood and side mirrors a covered with Expel which is one of the best paint protecting coatings available for sports cars. The only thing this car lacks is a new owner who will care for it and enjoy it for years to come! This vehicle is located in our Denver showroom. You can view this 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@gatewayclassiccars.com.