2010 Corvette Grand Sport
It finally came to replace the Z51 model: this car was truly inspired by Chrysler’s top-of-the-line model owners who wanted to ride in a steel, wider-stance convertible, but one that would also include special features unlike any before. The result? A unique look of luxury, paired with fancy features, all of which supplement the incredible performance that leaves coup owners jealous.
The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport came in both manual and automatic gear shifts. This high-performance muscle car either comes as a convertible, or has a removable coup roof. The wide stance of this vehicle borrows its same-size Goodyear F1 Supercar tires from the Corvette Z06, along with same chassis and break technologies. 6-piston front and 4-piston rear breaks consist of individual 14” pads – one per piston. It’s currently the best performing in its class, boasting the safest handling and the highest fuel efficiency (16mpg city, 26mpg highway). At an impressive 1g lateral acceleration, the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport will take you from 0 to 60 mph in exactly four seconds, and it’ll come to a half from 60mph in under 110 feet! Those who will want the six-speed automatic gear will also enjoy additional features installed as part of the upgrade: a dry-sump oiling system, a differential cooler, and a rear-mounted battery. If you’re a performance freak, you’ll know that that’s already outperforming the Corvette Z51. At just over 3,200 lbs, it’s not as heavy as other convertibles out on the market.
This year, all Corvettes got a number of interesting features that have not been implemented by the company until 2010. For instance, automatic gear drivers will enjoy the 2010 Grand Sport’s paddle-shift. The Grand Sport will provide you with the best wheel traction, under any conditions, at every moment of your drive, thanks to the launch control system that assesses your asphalt traction 100 times a second, making minor adjustments continuously. This feature came only on manual drive cars, though. The X-shaped exhaust system sounds neat, too – but of course, that’s something you’ve got to hear for yourself.
Love the features? Wait until you experience the speed-sensitive power steering wheel. The very nice thing that a lot of car lovers will appreciate about the 2010 Grand Sport is how affordable it is: you can own one for under $60,000. It’s like driving a 2-passenger, 2-door power plant: with a 430 horse power engine that makes you feel like you have all 8 cylinders pushing the entire 6.2L of raw energy forward, there’s no mistaking the new 2010 Corvette from the other Corvettes on the road.
It’s available in one of eight original Corvette colors and four different trims. The front sides have a shiny horizontal bar that reads “Grand Sport,” with openings for air induction. The 19” wheels come with shiny rims that are sure to WOW spectators from a mile away. Inside, you’ll find a fancy interior with head rests with the authentic Grand Sport embroidery. Don’t go crazy – consider insurance and maintenance costs BEFORE buying the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport!