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Old 04-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Chevrolet Corvette C6 Grand Sport



The Grand Sport replaces the Corvette's previous Z51 package and brings a greater degree of handling performance, with wider wheels and tires; revised shock, stabilizer bar and spring specifications and specific gearing. The equipment enables cornering capability of 1.0 g, as well as a 0.2-second improvement in 0-60 acceleration vs. standard LS3-powered models.

Grand Sport coupe models equipped with the manual transmission are uniquely outfitted for racetrack competition, too, with a dry-sump oiling system, differential cooler and a rear-mounted battery.

* Wider front and rear fenders – including specific front fenders with integrated Grand Sport badges
* Z06-style front splitter and tall rear spoiler
* Functional brake ducts and extra cooling
* Unique 18-inch front and 19-inch wheels; painted finish standard and chrome finish optional
* Large 275/35ZR18 tires in front and 325/30ZR19 tires in the rear
* Z06-size brakes, including 14-inch (355 mm) front rotors with six-piston calipers and 13.4-inch (340 mm) rear rotors with four-piston calipers
* Specific manual transmission gear ratios
* Specific rear axle ratio on automatic-equipped modles
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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I like it,thanks for sharing!!
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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I demand a blue one with a white stripe and red hash marks.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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The 6-speed manual also includes launch control.

And unlike Nissan, GM actually encourages the use of its gizmos.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:29 AM   #5
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The 6-speed manual also includes launch control.

And unlike Nissan, GM actually encourages the use of its gizmos.
I pick the version whit the autobox
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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I pick the version whit the autobox
Why? I have driven the paddle shift - feels like diving a Camry.

The shifts are rigged to not spill the posers coffee.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:06 PM   #7
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Zo6 sized engine? Zr1 sized engine? or base sized engine? Its a convertible, finally. But please the bigger engine.
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Why? I have driven the paddle shift - feels like diving a Camry.

The shifts are rigged to not spill the posers coffee.
I guess i won't use the paddle shifts than
And you can tweak the electronics of the autobox days day.

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Old 04-25-2009, 05:27 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by philip View Post
Zo6 sized engine? Zr1 sized engine? or base sized engine? Its a convertible, finally. But please the bigger engine.
LS3 is the base engine. It's already 6.2L, how much bigger do you want?

I think you must mean more powerful, torquier engine.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by HeilSvenska View Post
LS3 is the base engine. It's already 6.2L, how much bigger do you want?

I think you must mean more powerful, torquier engine.
Sorry, yes more hp. Its 430 hp rather than 5 or 600 hp. I mean now days 400 hp is an econobox.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by philip View Post
Sorry, yes more hp. Its 430 hp rather than 5 or 600 hp. I mean now days 400 hp is an econobox.
It's still a light car. 430 should be enough for a good fun. I remember when only the top level super cars had more than 400hp just 10 years ago...

But you know what? I agree with you. I wish this was based off the Z06 instead...
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Originally Posted by HeilSvenska View Post
It's still a light car. 430 should be enough for a good fun. I remember when only the top level super cars had more than 400hp just 10 years ago...

But you know what? I agree with you. I wish this was based off the Z06 instead...
I've been wanting a convertible ZO6 for a long time. The car pictured looks very cool.
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Originally Posted by pagani View Post
I guess i won't use the paddle shifts than
And you can tweak the electronics of the autobox days day.
I am well aware of this, but you lose the smoothness of the auto, which is the only reason to buy it the auto box has no use other than making driving and texting on the Black Berry easier
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
I am well aware of this, but you lose the smoothness of the auto, which is the only reason to buy it the auto box has no use other than making driving and texting on the Black Berry easier
Which surely beats the point of a car named "Grand Sport", right?
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Originally Posted by philip View Post
I've been wanting a convertible ZO6 for a long time. The car pictured looks very cool.
06, not O6.

And while I would normally be horrified by the notion of a Z06 Roadster, There exists a C6RS Roadster and Callaway C16 Speedsters (which looks FANTASTIC in real life), so I bet it'd be something to behold.

*The Grand Sport will come also in coupe form, I should say.

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I am well aware of this, but you lose the smoothness of the auto, which is the only reason to buy it the auto box has no use other than making driving and texting on the Black Berry easier
Which surely beats the point of a car named "Grand Sport", right?
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