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2011
logo OVERALL RATING 10
out of 10

Few cars have reached “icon” status the way that Chevrolet’s Corvette has. Also, few two-door sports cars come in as many flavors.

There’s the base, the Z06, the top-line ZR1, and then there is the Grand Sport. A bit of a cross between the Z06 and the base, the Grand Sport has the wider wheels and fenders of the Z06, along with beefed-up brakes and a more-premium suspension. It also has a dry-sump engine (manual-transmission versions) to go along with a bunch of smaller changes.

Powered by a 436-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 and available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, the Grand Sport makes for a nice step in-between the Z06 and the base car. My manual-transmission Grand Sport tester was a 4LT version, meaning it was loaded with options.

The 4LT Premium Equipment Group cost $7,705 and included a leather interior, a premium Bose sound system, a head-up display, a power tilt/telescope steering wheel, heated seats, a wireless...

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Specs: Select a Trim

2-Door Convertible (4) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1LT Specs $54,045 $49,180 16 26
w/2LT Specs $54,045 $49,180 16 26
w/3LT Specs $54,045 $49,180 16 26
w/4LT Specs $54,045 $49,180 16 26
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport (4) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1LT Specs $59,045 $53,730 16 26
w/2LT Specs $59,045 $53,730 16 26
w/3LT Specs $59,045 $53,730 16 26
w/4LT Specs $59,045 $53,730 16 26
2-Door Coupe (4) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1LT Specs $49,045 $44,630 16 26
w/2LT Specs $49,045 $44,630 16 26
w/3LT Specs $49,045 $44,630 16 26
w/4LT Specs $49,045 $44,630 16 26
2-Door Coupe Z06 (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1LZ Specs $74,375 $67,681 15 24
w/2LZ Specs $74,375 $67,681 15 24
w/3LZ Specs $74,375 $67,681 15 24
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport (4) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1LT Specs $55,045 $50,090 16 26
w/2LT Specs $55,045 $50,090 16 26
w/3LT Specs $55,045 $50,090 16 26
w/4LT Specs $55,045 $50,090 16 26
2-Door Coupe ZR1 (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
w/1ZR Specs $110,300 $103,130 14 20
w/3ZR Specs $110,300 $103,130 14 20
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