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The Corvette Grand Sport is back


Corvette is reintroducing the Grand Sport badge to its lineup with a new 2010 model

Corvette is set to release the Grand Sport later this year in coupe and convertible models.

The Grand Sport replaces the previous Z51 package, combining the Corvette LS3-based powertrain with wide-bosy styling.

Corvette says the new model has greater handling performance, with wider wheels and tyres, revised shocks, new stabilizer bar and spring specifications and new gearing, which allow for a 0.2-second improvement in 0-100kph acceleration versus the standard LS3-powered models.

The engine is a 6.2-litre cast aluminium V8 delivering 430hp (321kW) and 424lb-ft (575Nm) of torque, and an optional two-mode exhaust system boosts output to 436hp (325kW) and 428lb-ft (580Nm).

Customers will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are also four different trim levels to pick from.

Different sized tyres of 275/35ZR18 at the front and 325/30ZR19 at the rear wrap around 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels respectively. Electronic traction control and ABS come standard.

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