The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Convertible (officially named Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and often abbreviated as Corvette GS) is a convertible, high-performance variant of the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, with bodywork from the Corvette C7 Z06.
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Convertible has a front-mounted naturally aspirated LT1 6.2-liter V8 engine, which produces 460 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4600 rpm, and gives the GS a 0-60 of 3.6 seconds.
The driver has the option of purchasing either a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. The suspension system is tuned to fit nicely about halfway between the Stingray and the Z06 in terms of aggressiveness. The Grand Sport weighs an estimated 3428 pounds, a hundred or so pounds off the Z06 model. It also comes with the choice of 10 exterior colors and a selection of stripes.
Reviews of the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Convertible praise the firm grip on the road owing to the magnetic control grip, and the smooth driving over even rocky roads. However, the front air dam, which often scrapes against the ground owing to its low clearance, is also pointed out.
The optional Z07 package for the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Convertible adds Carbon-ceramic brake rotors, a stage 2 Aero package that feature various enhancements of the bodywork, and an increased grip from 1.05g to 1.2g.
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has been available since the game's initial release, and first appeared as a high-end Class B car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 2,506 ( 30)
- rank: 2,702
- rank: 2,979 ( 9)
- rank: 3,224 ( 13)
- rank: 3,579 ( 21)
- rank: 3,921 ( 32)
As of The British Season Update, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a mid Class B car.
At its stock rank, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has a very low top speed rating of 314, above average acceleration and nitro efficiency ratings (67.6 and 66.74 respectively), and an above average handling rating (70.28).
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's upgrades give the greatest improvements to nitro, followed by handling, then top speed, with the least improvements to acceleration. With all standard upgrades and uncommon and rare import parts applied, the Corvette GS becomes extremely nitro efficient—on a level greater than the Lotus Elise Sprint 220—and its improved handling means it can drive on most off-road surfaces without losing any speed; this is complemented by the Corvette GS's tight drift radius, allowing it to take most corners at very high speeds regardless of whether it is drifting or not. However, the Corvette GS's top speed still remains very low for its class, comparable to a mid Class C car like the Acura NSX (2017) or Maserati Alfieri.
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is one of the easier Class B cars to drive due to its superb nitro efficiency and handling as well as decent acceleration. Thus, it excels on technical tracks, such as The Caribbean and Auckland. Due to its low top speed, the Corvette GS underperforms on tracks that place greater emphasis on maintaining maximum speed on straights, such as Cairo and Himalayas.
In Multiplayer World Series, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is unlocked for use once the player reaches Gold League. Along with the Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder, the Corvette GS sees widespread use due to it being very easy to drive. Its lower top speed can be partially countered through the use of Level 1 nitro, cutting across track sections by driving through off-road surfaces that would drastically slow down most other cars, and staying airborne to artificially increase the car's maximum speed. Even in Platinum League, the Corvette GS remains useful, with its superior handling allowing it to keep in pace with other higher-ranked cars, especially on technical tracks, and its high nitro duration allowing it to survive player-to-player collisions, as most other cars would deplete their nitro bar on shockwave long before the Corvette GS does. It is not unheard of for players with sufficient skill to progress through Gold and Platinum Leagues and reach Legend League driving only the Corvette GS.
Blueprints for the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport were initially available through limited-time shop packs in the Shop, as well as from its Unleashed event held on September 14-21, 2018. They may also be obtained at random from the Class B+ packs rewarded by beating race times of 1:28s and 1:31s in the Class B Cup held every Wednesday, and from the Corvette GS's own Car Hunt event, which is held at infrequent intervals. With the introduction of Ghost mode during the Grand Prix Update, the Corvette GS's blueprints can also be obtained at random by opening any Gold or Platinum Packs obtained during a World Series featuring Ghost mode.
30 blueprints for the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport—enough to unlock the car—were given to all players on July 30, 2020, to celebrate the game's 2nd anniversary.
- Starting rank: 1284
- This was changed to 1260 in the Fast Lane Update.
- MAX rank: 1607 (+323)
- This was changed to 1597 (+337) in the Fast Lane Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1778 (+171)
- This was changed to 1798 (+201) in the Fast Lane Update.
- 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1807 (+29)
- This was changed to 1871 (+73) in the Fast Lane Update
- This was changed to 1864 (+66) in the ? Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +55
- This was changed to +84 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 494
- This was changed to 538 in the 2019 Spring Update.
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/9.5/14.5
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is an upgrade to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and, likewise, is heavily biased towards top speed and nitro efficiency at the expense of everything else. It mainly rivals the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, Rezvani Beast Alpha, Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV, Devel Sixteen Prototype, Kawasaki Ninja H2R, and Aston Martin Vulcan.
Although the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport has a slower acceleration rating than the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, the Corvette GS has superior nitro efficiency. At MAX+PRO with an 0808 Elite tuning, the Corvette GS can reach a top speed of 322.2 mph (518.8 km/h), making it the second-fastest Class A car in the game, beaten only by the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, and the fourth-fastest vehicle in the entire game, behind only the M-B SLK SE, Devel Sixteen Prototype and Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
While the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport handles corners better than the Chevrolet Corvette C7, its handling at base level is still relatively subpar, and it suffers from a wide drifting radius, putting it at mercy of the likes of the Rezvani Beast Alpha, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, AM Vulcan, McLaren MP4-31, Apollo Intensa Emozione, 2018 McLaren X2, and Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4, all of which are slower but are more capable of maintaining their speed around corners. The Corvette GS's handling improves considerably with upgrades, though, so it is recommended to upgrade its handling and acceleration at the same time as opposed to one at a time like with most other cars. The mediocre drifting can also be countered by entering a corner earlier than usual and with the use of drifting techniques such as "drift-boosting". Notwithstanding this, the abovementioned 5 cars all have better overall stats than the Corvette GS with the exception of top speed. It should be noted that the Hommage's only advantage over the Corvette GS is its better drifting abilities, though both cars are not very good at this.
This is the official review of the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, made by Elite HectorX and published on May 17, 2017:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 7.821s (0.198 seconds slower than the Hommage)
Perfect nitro duration: 10.593s
Triple nitro duration: 6.864s
French Guiana lap time: 53.955s
Final verdict: "The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a really fast car (only SLK 55 SE and Devel Sixteen have higher top speed). It can do 53.988 seconds in French Guiana, which is nuts 0.1 seconds slower than the Aston Martin Vulcan, and 0.6 seconds faster than the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. Despite its bad acceleration, it will be a reference to beat in future events thanks to its top speed and nitro duration."
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport acts as a refined but slightly downgraded Devel Sixteen Prototype. Compared to the Devel Sixteen, the Corvette GS has similar acceleration, slightly lower total speed (519 km/h versus the Devel Sixteen's 523 km/h), better handling, and better nitro efficiency.
Despite the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's bias towards top speed and nitro efficiency at the expense of all other aspects, especially with regards to drifting, it is still a high-end Class A car and, due to its extreme speed, serves as a good alternative to the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition.
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's high time-limited purchase price means that it is usually more cost-effective to obtain it via completing its EDD event.
The usability of the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport in Multiplayer League depends on the driver's skills. Its poor handling at base level means it is often driven with a MAX+PRO configuration and 0808 elite tuning, and due to its competition at MAX+PRO rank being top-end vehicles, such as the AM Vulcan, Arrinera Hussarya GT, McLaren MP4-31, Apollo IE, McLaren X2, and Lambo Centenario, the use of triple boosts is compulsory for every race.
While the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is generally faster than nearly all the high-end Class S cars, its poor acceleration and drifting makes it a less optimal choice for short and/or technical tracks like Sector 8, Alps and Tenerife (except Cloud Nine), while its extreme top speed and long nitro duration makes it ideal for Tokyo, Azure Coast and Barcelona with simple turns and frequent nitro pickups. Due to its better handling stat at MAX+PRO, the Corvette GS can also perform surprisingly well in Venice, Dubai, Area 51, and Iceland, which are otherwise unsuitable for most cars with wide drift radius.
With the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's bias towards top speed and nitro duration, its poor acceleration and drifting means that a Corvette GS driver must be considerably skilled if they want to consistently keep up with other vehicles that have better acceleration and handling, such as the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Apollo IE and McLaren X2. 2- and 3-lap races help to mitigate the Corvette GS's lower acceleration rating, allowing it to catch up to and overtake most other cars with its higher top speed, although this comes at the cost of more of the Corvette GS's condition being used. Under most circumstances, the Corvette GS needs to run for a flawless 55-58 seconds in order to outrun a Vulcan, by which time it would have already overtaken nearly every other vehicle in the game. Multiplayer "mobs" that try to knockdown other players are also a potential problem; if these players target the Corvette GS, it has virtually no chance of getting a podium finish unless a leading car in that race wrecks as well.
Due to the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's optimal multiplayer tune being MAX+PRO, and being an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition (should the player own both but wish to preserve a low-rank multiplayer tune for the SLK SE), the Corvette GS also sees considerable use in TLEs, although both the Rezvani Beast Alpha and McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 are usually available in the same TLEs as the Corvette GS. While the Corvette GS is generally inferior to the Beast Alpha and MP4-25 due to virtually all TLEs being 1-lap races, it can also potentially achieve faster lap times than either car on the same tracks where it excels in multiplayer.
Price & Availability
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport can be purchased for 2,900,000 which was previously. The Corvette Grand Sport costed 13,250 to purchase whenever it was offered for sale.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 2,836,000 while Pro Kits require 944,800, 45 of each Class A Part, 22 Early & Initial Techs each, 60 Mid-Techs, 36 Advanced Techs, and 80 V8 Engines.
The Corvette Grand Sport was on sale for a limited-time during the following periods:
- July 1, 2017: 13,250
- February 5 - 8: 2020: 10,888
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 12,500
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 12,500
- May 22 - 30, 2020: 12,500
- June 5 - 8, 2020: 14,250 (VIP only)
- July 3 - 6, 2020: 11,500
- September 4 - 9, 2020: 13,000
- October 16 - 29, 2020: 14,650 or 2,900,000 (The currency varied account to account)
- November 26 - 30, 2020: 13,000 (11% off)
- February 12 - 18, 2021: 2,300,000 (21% off)
- May 25 - June 1, 2021: 8,800 (40% off)
Tune-ups cost 3,000 and take 2 hours to finish. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.
Following its debut in its EDD event, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was first made available for sale on July 1, 2017, for a limited-time price of 13,250 . Subsequent limited-time offers occasionally discounts this by 10% off, to 11,925 . The Corvette GS was made permanently available in the garage on November 4, 2018, with its original limited-time price. It was made as an Elite League reward in the Fall Flash 4 Multiplayer Season.
Enduro Double Down
- Main article: Enduro Double Down/Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Enduro Double Down was first held on May 8, 2017, following the Lotus Evora Sport 410's R&D. It was held again on December 4, 2017 alongside the Honda Civic Type R's Championship.
Players are given 7 days to win the car by banking 60,000, making this EDD the shortest one to date. Bonus cars include the Chevrolet Corvette C7 and Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|