As 1.5 millionth Corvette comes off the assembly line, GM's announcing pricing on the sub-Z06, sorta-like-a-Z51 2010 Corvette Grand Sport coupe will start at $55,720 and the convertible will start at $59,530. New pictures of both below.
Pricing for the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport coupe will slide in at $55,720 and the convertible will be $59,530, roughly $4,000 each over the 2008 Z51-equipped models in which the GS replaces.
As with the base Corvette, the GS receives a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 with 436 HP and 428 lb-ft of torque on tap, more than ready for the silly kid in you to come out and play. Row, row, row the boat via a six-speed manual gearbox (or a six-speed auto for the uninitiated) to hit a 0-60mph time of less than 4 seconds and pull 1.0g on the skid pad with grippy 275/35ZR18(F) and 325/30ZR19(R) tires. Do all this right and you'll get much, much less than the hypermile claim of 26mpg.
In other Corvette related news; the Bowling Green Kentucky plant built the 1.5 millionth Corvette, a white with red interior 3LT convertible, on May 28th. This color scheme matches the previous 'milestone' cars built in 1992 (1 millionth), 1977 (500,00th) and 1953 (first). Let's just hope that GM's current status doesn't prevent them from building another million Corvettes.
GM Press Release:
Chevrolet builds 1,500,000th Corvette, Pricing also announced for the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport
At the June meeting of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, Karen Rafferty, Chevrolet Product Marketing Director, today announced the recent production of the 1,500,000th Corvette at GM Bowling Green Assembly.
"The 1.5 millionth Corvette is a great example of how Chevy is America's Brand," Rafferty said. "For nearly 60 years we have built America's Sports Car and this milestone is a solid proof point."
The 1.5 millionth Corvette, built on May 28, is a white convertible 3LT with red interior and black top (similar to the first, 500,000th and 1 millionth Corvettes built in 1953, 1977 and 1992 respectively). The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line on June 30, 1953.
Rafferty also announced pricing of the all-new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. Pricing for the Grand Sport coupe is $55,720 and GS convertible is $59,530. Both prices include a $950 destination freight charge.
"The Corvette Grand Sport achieves a 0 - 60 time in less than four seconds, pulls 1.0g on the skid pad and still boasts an impressive 26 highway mpg," Rafferty said. "These numbers are unmatched by any of Corvette's competitors."