2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
- 12k Original Miles
- Crystal Red Metallic Over Cashmere
- 6.2L/436HP V8
- Original Window Sticker & Build Sheet
- Upgrades: Billy Boat Exhaust, Lowered 1-Inch, Custom Front End and Intake, Cross Drilled Rotors, Pin Striping
- Clean and Fast
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“Whereas pushing a Z06 always seems dangerous, the Grand Sport feels far less suicidal; the burlier Vette's larger tires and instantly responding, slop-free brakes seem to suit this new model perfectly.” Car and Driver, August 2009
The strongest selling point of the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport? Car and Driver saw it this way: “Two seconds—that's the most important figure to know when you're considering the credentials of the new, 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. Those two ticks represent how much quicker the latest track-fortified Vette is around the hairy 2.9-mile road course at GM's Milford proving grounds than was last year's model with the Z51 handling package. That's a huge gain, one that bites off more than half the Z06's time advantage over the base Vette….” That gain was planned: “As for the mechanicals, the Grand Sport keeps the base car's 430-hp LS3 V-8 (436 hp with the optional exhaust) and steel frame but gets lots of Z06 bits, including its much larger tires (275/35-18s in front and 325/30-19s in back), wider track, cross-drilled brake rotors (14.0-inch fronts and 13.4-inch rears), and visual add-ons (front air inlet, bulging fenders, and rear brake-cooling ducts) that go more than skin deep, as they reduce aerodynamic lift by half.”
With 0-60 times of between 4 and 4.2 seconds, the Grand Sport is serious business.
The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe offered here is a standout example, able to satisfy collector or driving enthusiast… or both. “Standout” as in: A car with fewer than 1,500 miles per year since new (12,000 miles in all), full documentation including the car's original window sticker and highly valued build sheet, tasteful performance and appearance upgrades, optional tintcoat exterior color… and the fact that it's one of only 3,707 Gran Sport coupes made in 2010.
The condition of the car is outstanding in every respect. Some highlights: The Crystal Red Metallic tintcoat paint—an $850 option—is virtually flawless across the entire car. Together with the striking chromed aluminum 5-spoke wheels—another option, this one adding nearly $2,000 to the sticker price—attracts admirers at every stop. All glass and lighting lenses are without flaw. The tasteful “Gran Sport” badging above the brake vents lets those admirers know this is a special car. The car's 1-inch lowered stance and perfectly integrated custom front-end only reinforce that impression.
Step over the Grand Sport-badged door sills, and the interior welcomes driver and passenger with ample Cashmere leather surfaces; black, driver-focused analog instrumentation; leather-surrounded automatic transmission shifter on the black center console; high-back bucket seats with Corvette-crossed-flags embroidery; embroidered-logo carpet mats; and two tasteful Gran Sport red stripes stitched into the center armrest. Every interior surface shows virtually new condition as further evidence of the collector care and low mileage.
Under the hood, the 6.2-liter, 436-horsepower LS-3 Corvette-branded V8 dominates a clean, tidy, and somewhat menacing-looking engine bay. The carbon-fiber air-intake cover only adds to that impression. Again, every surface is pristine. Beneath the car, the chassis shows similar, near spotless condition. The car was clearly never subjected to winter weather.
The remarkable condition of this Grand Sport coupe is faithfully presented in the more than 180 high-definition photographs together with a short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, there is no substitute for an in-person, up-close inspection. We encourage such inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that an appointment be made by phone or email in advance. Our showroom is not open to the public.
Car and Driver summarized their take on the Grand Sport this way: “More of a Good Thing.” Given the condition, upgrades, documentation, and maintenance of this particular 2010 Corvette Gran Sport coupe, you could reasonably add the word “even” to the beginning of that statement.