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Thoughts on 2010 Grand Sport

This is a discussion on Thoughts on 2010 Grand Sport within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; http://www.c6registry.com/2010GS/index.htm My thoughts: GM took the gloves off for this one. This could really help to ramp up sales of ...

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    Thoughts on 2010 Grand Sport

    http://www.c6registry.com/2010GS/index.htm

    My thoughts: GM took the gloves off for this one. This could really help to ramp up sales of one of the most profitable cars GM offers. This Grand Sport would be an outstanding starting point for someone that can't afford a Z06 or doesn't want to buy a used Z. The LS3 is a kick ass motor, the track essential goodies are pretty sweet and finally the Z51 can stand out from the base car. Having said that, I think the wide body kit is over the top and should be reserved for the Z06 and ZR1.

    Comparing a stock '09 Z51 with a '10 Grand Sport on a race circuit would be interesting.

    I think that there might be a few but not considerable number of Z06 sales lost to the GS as some guys want the widebody look on a convertible or have the option to have an automatic. I'm sure you guys have seen some non Z06 cars with the widebody (some have the audacity to put the Z06 badges on... ).

    At any rate I see the Z06 will still be considered the bad ass over the GS and I figure the more Corvettes on the road, the better. I hope GM sells a million.

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    Again just a little to late

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    If I wanted a brand new vette and couldnt afford a Z06 that would definitely be the one I would buy unless of course there is only a few thousand dollar difference.

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    i like the idea..however as a sort of purest..i believe that the gs should only be offered in a coupe..and i am still in the air over the auto thing...the gs has always been a race-car for the street..but still could be raced in a road race and compete and beat regular vettes and its competition..so having a convertible and a auto transmission doesnt sit well with me..however they look amazing

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    Looks good, but I think it should get a slight bump in HP over the base Vette, say to the 450 level.

    I also think it should be only offered in the blue and white color scheme of the C4 GS. When I think "GS", I think of those colors.

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    ^Yeah, LeMans blue isn't even offered anymore. Jetstream Blue just doesn't cut it. LMB should at least be available for this car!

    I agree with Shady, they should have called this car something other than the Grand Sport as this car does not seem to be a limited edition, having auto and convertible options is controversial with the purists. Perhaps the bean counters at GM are trying to exploit their own fabled history for a buck? Would they do that? lol.

    Pricewise I bet this car will cost more than the Z51 it replaces but not near the Z06. My guess for the 1LT M6 targa is around $55K plus or minus.

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    Government Motors...oops, I mean General Motors is simply doing their best to capitalize on the GS nameplate, and the widebody look of the Z06/ZR1. By offering it with the Auto, and in a vert it will appeal to the widest possible audiance. I agree that they should have bumped the ponies a little for the extra $$$.
    This car is not a true Grand Sport, we can all see that, it is simply a marketing ploy to help a fledgling Company.
    It's a "Parts bin" car.
    Would I buy one?
    Maybe if I didn't own a Z06 and wanted to buy a Vert as my only Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i like the idea..however as a sort of purest..i believe that the gs should only be offered in a coupe..and i am still in the air over the auto thing...the gs has always been a race-car for the street..but still could be raced in a road race and compete and beat regular vettes and its competition..so having a convertible and a auto transmission doesnt sit well with me..however they look amazing
    The '96 Grand Sport came in a coupe or convertible and you could also get an auto or manual in them so why not on the C6 Grand Sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    The '96 Grand Sport came in a coupe or convertible and you could also get an auto or manual in them so why not on the C6 Grand Sport?
    oh really ??? are you sure you could get them in automatics ? i am about 99% sure a auto was not a option ..i mispoke on the convertible thing..so i apologize ...

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    http://www.grandsportregistry.com/96_specs.htm

    Shoulda done my homework before I greed with Shady...

    I am not surprised to see this or something like it coming in late in the C6 product cycle. I'm still crossing my fingers for a Direct Injection LS3 before the C7 bows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoss 2000 z-28 View Post
    http://www.grandsportregistry.com/96_specs.htm

    Shoulda done my homework before I greed with Shady...

    I am not surprised to see this or something like it coming in late in the C6 product cycle. I'm still crossing my fingers for a Direct Injection LS3 before the C7 bows.
    hey i was half way right

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Looks good, but I think it should get a slight bump in HP over the base Vette, say to the 450 level.

    I also think it should be only offered in the blue and white color scheme of the C4 GS. When I think "GS", I think of those colors.
    I agree that they should come in Blue with the white stripes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    oh really ??? are you sure you could get them in automatics ? i am about 99% sure a auto was not a option ..i mispoke on the convertible thing..so i apologize ...
    Your right about the autos. I thought I had seen one before in an auto but I guess not.

    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Looks good, but I think it should get a slight bump in HP over the base Vette, say to the 450 level.

    I also think it should be only offered in the blue and white color scheme of the C4 GS. When I think "GS", I think of those colors.
    When I think of Grand Sport I think of these.

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    The best someone could do now is choose Jetstream Blue, get the white center stripe and the red hash marks. I hope there is a black wheel option! Should be a fun car to HPDE with. If it was my money, I'd just buy a gently used C6 Z06. LeMans Blue, black leather with competition gray wheels!

    Oh and I'm spent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    Your right about the autos. I thought I had seen one before in an auto but I guess not.



    When I think of Grand Sport I think of these.
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    ahh the 63 GSs...i thought there were originally six

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    ahh the 63 GSs...i thought there were originally six
    Technically there were 6 but the 6th one was destroyed. I cant remember who at GM said it but someone told Zora to destroy all of the Grand Sports so he basically had a 6th Grand Sport made, chassis and shell, and destroyed it so it looked like he destroyed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    Technically there were 6 but the 6th one was destroyed. I cant remember who at GM said it but someone told Zora to destroy all of the Grand Sports so he basically had a 6th Grand Sport made, chassis and shell, and destroyed it so it looked like he destroyed them.
    lol zora was the man ..period

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    lol zora was the man ..period
    Hell yea he was. Too bad hes not still alive working on the Vette today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemesisZ06 View Post
    Hell yea he was. Too bad hes not still alive working on the Vette today.
    i think the people in charge are doing him proud

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