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Chevrolet announced today the track-bred 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will be priced at $66,445 for coupe models and $70,445 for convertibles, when they go on sale this summer. The prices include the destination charge, but not tax, title and other dealer fees.

With heritage-inspired design cues combined with track-focused chassis and suspension elements, the new Grand Sport builds on a legacy established in 1963, when five Grand Sport race cars were built under the direction of the Corvette’s first chief engineer, Zora Arkus-Duntov.

“The racing DNA of the original Grand Sport race cars is in the 2017 model, adding greater dimensions of capability and driver involvement to the Corvette’s award-winning architecture, for a purer driving experience,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager. “It is a worthy successor to the spirit of the originals.”

The 2017 Grand Sport’s lightweight architecture, downforce-producing aerodynamics package, enhanced cooling package, electronic limited-slip differential and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires combine to offer a Chevrolet-estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package, which includes Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The new Grand Sport also offers estimated 0-60-mph performance of 3.6 seconds and quarter-mile capability of 11.8 seconds at 118 mph, with the available Z07 performance package and available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission. A seven-speed manual with Active Rev Match is standard.

Further, engineers adapted the Brembo braking system from the Corvette Z06 to give it estimated 60-0-mph performance of less than 100 feet with the available Z07 package, which adds carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, along the PS Cup 2 tires.

In addition to the track-focused chassis and suspension components, the Grand Sport features unique exterior elements, including specific front fender inserts and Z06-style grille, as well as wider fenders and rear quarter panels to accommodate a wider track.

Grand Sport models are offered with the Stingray’s full exterior and interior color palette, including 10 exterior colors:

- Admiral Blue Metallic (late 2016 addition)
- Watkins Glen Gray Metallic (new for 2017)
- Black Rose Metallic (new for 2017)
- Sterling Blue Metallic (new for 2017)
- Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
- Arctic White
- Blade Silver Metallic
- Black
- Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
 -Torch Red.

An available Heritage package includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors, with the hash mark detail carried onto the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes are also offered in five colors. They are joined by the available Z07 package, five wheel choices and available carbon fiber ground effects to offer a wide and diverse range of customizable choices.

“The choices are almost endless,” said Charles. “The Corvette Grand Sport’s custom ordering options take personalization to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement.”

A Grand Sport Collector Edition will be offered later in the model year, featuring Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. A three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.

FAST FACT: The original 1963 Grand Sport race cars were built just before a corporate edict suspending direct motorsports involvement was announced. They didn’t compete officially, but Zora Arkus-Duntov got them to racers who campaigned the cars privately.
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Enough of UFO Sightings! How’d You Like to Go Live in One? As if we need more reasons to visit Italy, they are ready to add yet another notable notch to its esteemed culture belt: manufacturer of UFOs. Known for its...
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Maastrichtse al week vermist, spoor leidt naar Spanje - http://www.1limburg.nl/l/26893 #1Limburg
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De politie is op zoek naar de 23-jarige Cynthia Montijn uit Maastricht.
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Waar de meesten van ons zeer sceptisch waren bij het zien van de eerste versie van de ArcaBoard, lijkt het toch echt om een daadwerkelijk product te gaan.
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Just recently, we discussed about how the Camera 3.1 update for the Nexus 6P was able to turn the device into a great tool for photography. Camera 3.1 further optimized the 12.3MP rear camera unit …
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In the latest taste of Android N, we've seen changes to emoji, wallpapers, fast app switching, and other aspects of the Android interface. Now we're highli... by Bertel King, Jr. in Applications, Downloads, Google, News
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Ronnie Wood’s ‘Private Collection’ Gives Public Chance To Own Rock History
Taken from Ronnie Wood’s personal archive, the ‘Private Collection’ comprises some of the most sought after limited editions sold in his artistic career to date. Originally published between 2005 and 2009, a selection of these rare editions will be available to buy from Castle Fine Art galleries nationwide after Wood decided to make his personal archive available to the public.

The carefully curated works in the collection – all hand-signed by the artist and embossed with the Private Collection seal – provide a unique and revealing insight into the world of the Rolling Stones. The bold, powerful paintings capture the essence of the band on stage and in the studio, as seen through the eyes of guitarist Ronnie Wood.

In “Flatbed ’75 - 30 Year Anniversary”, Wood documents one of the most famous moments in rock and roll history. As the world’s press gathered in a New York City hotel in anticipation of the announcement of the band’s upcoming “Tour of the Americas ‘75”, The Rolling Stones made their tour announcement in true rock and roll fashion by performing “Brown Sugar” live on a the back of a flatbed truck as it drove down Fifth Avenue, scattering tour date flyers as they went.
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Cooking food in a grill shaped like a trash can is not how most people want to grill up their steaks. What would your friends think if you invited them over and they saw you cooking in a trash can? They would probably run, except for that guy who will eat anything. You know who you are.
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De video The Old New World van de Russische kunstenaar Alexey Zakharov is een prachtig voorbeeld van hoe je oude foto's tot leven kan laten komen.
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Virtual Art Sessions, a new @ChromeExp lets you explore #VR paintings made w/ Tilt Brush. More on the Chrome blog: goo.gl/2QkZOF
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Je plaatst het penvormige apparaatje op je kopje, drukt op de knop en wacht tot het ledje aangeeft dat de maximale temperatuur is bereikt.
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