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2010 Corvette Grand Sport?

Postby Unsprung » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:46 am

"A commenter on CorvetteForum purporting to be Ken Fichtner of Billings, Montana-based Fichtner Chevrolet has spilled the beans on the 2010 Corvette offerings, revealing the return of the Corvette Grand Sport.

In a bizarre and unprovoked posting on CorvetteForum, someone operating under the name Ken Fichtner, owner and operator of Fichtner Chevrolet in Billings, Montana, has divulged the future product lineup for the Corvette brand, and it includes the return of one of our favorite Corvette designations, the Grand Sport.

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Chevrolet will offer the 2010 in 6 models:

1YY07 Corvette Coupe
1YY67 Corvette Convertible
1YY87 Corvette Z06
1YY87 Corvette ZR1
1YG07 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
1YG67 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

I haven't any other information on colors, trim, powertrain, packages, or options.

I will keep you updated as information is available.

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This spill reveals not only a new model but an expanded 'Vette policy for GM, well, at least under now-shelved former CEO slick Rick Wagoner. We'll see if this new uber-badass Vette survives under the new GM head honcho Fritz Henderson. Should the program survive the Carpocalypse bonesaw, we can hardly wait for a paired-down, hash-marked, track-day all star."

http://jalopnik.com/5192312/2010-chevy-corvette-to-herald-return-of-grand-sport

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Postby australi » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:05 am

Yeah but they're not going to re-release it looking like the old GS on that page surely!?

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Postby nifty » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:22 pm

australi wrote:Yeah but they're not going to re-release it looking like the old GS on that page surely!?

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DAMN I HOPE SO...............
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Postby australi » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:10 pm

You could save money and buy a '96; there's only ONE genuine one in Australia and knowing the owner, i don't think it's for sale.

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Postby steves87 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:57 pm

cant wait....
didnt know they were still going to sell the zr1... i thought they had already stopped making them??

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Postby Panther » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:08 am

interesting but I dont beleive it, there has been talk about it for years and with the current down turn nah

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Postby Unsprung » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:09 pm

"Absent since the C4's demise, the Corvette Grand Sport is back for 2010, this time sporting wider Z06 bodywork, larger brakes and the option of either a Coupe or Convertible. Another commemorative sticker package? Not-so-much.

We know what you're probably thinking and to be perfectly honest, we were thinking it too. This is not another commemorative package, nor is it a sticker package, instead the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport is a bonafide performance package that will help to distinguish the different Corvette models even more so."

http://jalopnik.com/5225711/

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Postby ernbuild » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:52 am

australi wrote:You could save money and buy a '96; there's only ONE genuine one in Australia and knowing the owner, i don't think it's for sale.

NO 1, the new avatar looks great.
The daily driver still isn't for sale, Tom will be buried in it I reckon.
One of the biggest problems with the car industry today is there are far too many models to choose from, get rid of the standard Vette in both coupe and vert and concentrate on the higher performance models, after all you dont buy a Vette to take the kids to school.. :-)
adventure before dementure

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Postby Unsprung » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:51 am

ernbuild wrote:
australi wrote:One of the biggest problems with the car industry today is there are far too many models to choose from


In this particular case, we are fortunate because the Grand Sport version will replace the Z51 package. Therefore, no variant proliferation at this time.

The Z51 package was good, but it was sometimes perceived as being a mere accent upon the base vehicle. This sort of incrementalism is now a thing of the past.

The Grand Sport incorporates major upgrades to brakes, suspension, cooling, transmission and bodywork like never before. If Z51 was meant to give base Corvettes the ability to indulge in occasional track use (read: road-racing track), the Grand Sport now makes this statement loudly and clearly.

Also: the body and wheels of this new Grand Sport are, in my humble opinion, the best looking I've seen on the C6. The shark-gill vents are a contemporary classic and should have been the standard when the C6 was launched in the 2005 model year.

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Postby gtc » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:17 am

Now that's a good lookin' thing! :o :o :o

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Postby Unsprung » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:38 pm

gtc wrote:Now that's a good lookin' thing! :o :o :o




You said it. The wheels, the side gills and the wide bodywork are all beautiful to look at. As individual items and as a whole. The gills should have been the original design of the C6; they are a classic.

This Grand Sport package creates a clear delineation between the standard Corvette with options and a more track-ready Corvette. Previously, there was a gray area. But no more.

I remain unsure about the hash mark on the front fender. Could I grow to accept this? Or not? The jury is still out.

Question: In Oz, is a fender called a wing?

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Postby Panther » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:49 am

ok its wearing Z06 panels looks better but nothing special

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Postby nifty » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:31 am

i like it.... in aussie we call a fender a fender... well i do anyway....

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Postby gtc » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:40 pm

It's official:

"April 24, 2009: Chevrolet announced today that it will bring the Grand Sport moniker back to the Corvette lineup for the 2010 model year.

The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport will replace the 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."



http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blog ... sport.aspx


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