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Published on Jan 29, 2013
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/co... The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is the last available car from the C6 model run. Chevrolet has already debuted the new C7 Corvette Stingray and those bow-tie lovers out there are already excited. So what does the last C6 model year have to offer? Well the Grand Sport trim is set above the base model but below the high performance Z06. With the Grand Sport you get more luxury amenities combined with some performance parts from the Z06. The base price on the 2013 Chevy Grand Sport Coupe model is $56,000 with the Convertible model starting at $59,600.
For over 60 years the Chevrolet Corvette has been the iconic American sports car. This is the end of the 6th generation Corvette and usually when you get to the end of a vehicle run there are some special editions that debut; and that is what we have here. This is the Corvette Grand Sport and it sits nicely between the base model and the Z06. The Grand Sport may not have the big 7.0 liter V-8 engine the Z06 has but that means the price is also more affordable and the fuel economy is much better at 16 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.
According to James Bell of General Motors: "This vehicle represents the send-off for the C6 generation because the all new C7 generation will be on the market pretty soon. What you have here with the Grand Sport is the base model 6.2 liter V-8 engine capable of 430 horsepower and sub 4-second 0-60 MPH runs done up with some cool parts. This car has the graphics package on the side, the gills on the fenders, the rear brake vents, and the Magnetic Ride Suspension which allows this car to corner at over 1.0g."
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is essentially a base model C6 with a lot of Z06 performance, appearance, and handling enhancing parts. Overall the Grand Sport is a great effort but we are all eagerly awaiting the new C7 Corvette Stingray.