The new Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a marvelous sports car on its own – making a statement for itself in between the base model and the high-performance Z06.
The customers have numerous ways of making the Grand Sport specific to their own desires, but the company has decided to make the country so fond of special series (just remember the assault of BMW special editions as the brand celebrated 100 years in Japan as well) happy again. That’s because buyers in Japan have the chance – scarce, we’ll give them that – to snatch one of only 5 Grand Sport Heritage Edition examples. Its long name goes by Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition – the exterior has the iconic shade, mixed with a central white stripe and red fender stripes. A raft of new carbon fiber aero elements are also present, while the black wheels feature color coordinated red racing stripes.
The cockpit has been finished in Jet Black and comes with carbon fiber, leather, and Alcantara and comes complete with standard bucket seats. Motivation is provided by the same 6.2-liter V8 packing 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts) and 465 pound-feet (630 Newton-meters) of torque, but you get to choose between a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The five units are priced at ¥12,800,000 – which is around $115,000 – and the interesting fact is it’s actually only ¥700,000 more than a standard Corvette Grand Sport.