The 1963 Grand Sport could be the most lustworthy Corvette ever built. With its custom frame and 600 horsepower, six-liter V8, it was a bonafide Cobra killer. Here's one sliding around the 2009 Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in slow motion.
This isn't the first time a whole row of vehicles has been wiped out at Tropical Chevrolet in Miami Shores. It's the second time. The first time, an out-of-control Corvette bounded into the dealership lot and destroyed a bunch of SUVs. This time, it was a line of Corvette Grand Sports.
Zora Arkus-Duntov knew what he was doing. Proof? This 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Chassis 003 and it's 377 cubic-inch small block V8. Fed by four Weber carbs, it was said to produce 485 horsepower at 6000 RPM.
Mongoose Motorsports produces an unauthorized replica of the legendary 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. GM doesn't like that. They're suing the Ohio-based company for trademark and IP infringement claiming irreparable damage done to the Corvette brand and their bottom line.
This brand-new Corvette Grand Sport, spotted by a Corvette Forum member outside a dealership in his local town, has something wrong with it. Can you spot what's wrong?
The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport accelerates a touch faster than a normal 'Vette, handles and stops a little better than a regular Corvette, but GM's thinking 50% of sales will be the GS. Why? It's all about the parts list.
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.