It's hard to find a sports coupe that is this much fun at this price point.
Using the driveline of the standard Corvette Stingray, but borrowing the beefier body and chassis of the Z06, it offers track-car handling without a crazy amount of power.
The Grand Sport was, and still is, the best of both worlds.
The Grand Sport relies on the standard Corvette motor: General Motors' 6.2-liter LT1 V8 putting out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.
All Grand Sports come with Chevrolet's excellent magnetorheological suspension as standard equipment.
My tester packs something special: The $7,995 Z07 package, which adds Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup summer tires and the optional Z07 suspension from the Z06.
Despite the monster 335/25ZR20 rear tires, getting to third base with the throttle early in the corner will produce some fun, controllable oversteer.
The Corvette isn't immune to Chevy's bevy of gadgetry, which includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, embedded navigation and internet-based news, sports and even shopping apps.
The Grand Sport will still let you exercise some g-force good times without really overdoing it.
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