Upon first glance, the Grand Sport Convertible resembles a Z06. Oh, but wait...the Z06 is only built as a coupe. Thanks to Chevrolet offering the Grand Sport with several exterior components to make it resemble the higher performing bad ass Z06, buyers are now further treated to yet another great Vette. Performance is its number one virtue and with the Z52 dry sump performance package combined with a six-speed manual and launch control, this car has a very reasonable base price of $58,000.
It's mainly built for those aging baby boomers out there who aren't in a position to slam down $70,000 to $100k for a Z06 or ZR1. The Grand Sport name was first used back in 1963 at Daytona, Sebring, and Nassau when a unique racing version of the Corvette was put together. Only five were built. It quickly became legendary amongst Corvette fans and this latest version is a worthy bearer of that name.