2017 Chevrolet Grand Sport. All the goodies like the ZO6 BUT without the supercharger.
Artic White (tired of detailing dark colored cars) (and the AZ HEAT) with red and black interior. 2LT package with lots of goodies. More bells and whistles than a Mummer's Parade on Thanksgiving.
6.2 litre with 7 speed manual makes it go.
Lots of meat makes this handle like a dream. Different driving modes from Touring to Track. This car has more abilities than I have talent. GM even gives me $1000 off a 3 day track event at Ron Fellows Driving School in Nevada. You can drive their cars or yours.
Hopefully I will learn the boundaries of the car on a track and I plan to stay safe within those boundaries on the road. It is nice knowing what the car is capable of though.
I used to work for Richard Petty Driving Experience and once you get to know the feel of cars like that, going 160-170 at Vegas track felt secure and confident.
WARNING: I was told NOT TO DRIVE A C7 Corvette. I was warned. But like playing in the street as a child and got hit several times, I went and drove one. My first drive was in a ZO6 with 650 horsepower. Darn near killed myself. I had a 2007 ZO6 with 505 horses and never needed all the ponies. So I opted for the Grand Sport which has all the things a ZO6 has except the 650 horse engine. This engine puts out 460-465 which is plenty for me.
There is a WHOLE lot of technology going on in this car. A whole lot. With time and videos on You Tube the operation of most of the options becomes easier.
The reason I was warned in the beginning was, if I drove one, I would want one and so that is exactly what happened. I drove that ZO6 and I was hooked. Not so much on the power, but on all the other things about the car. Ride, handling, comfort, space, feel, enjoyment, fuel economy, (yes I said fuel economy) it is thee best Corvette I have owned and I've had my share over my 66 years.
I sold my 1964 when a dealer called me and offered me more than a fair deal. I have my Pontiac to wrench on and I needed a comfortable car. Vinyl seats, Arizona's 110 degree days, NO A/C, just didn't make for pleasurable cruises with the wife yelling about the noisy side pipes and the heat. Not to mention when I cranked up the 10 watt stereo.
So, away went the 64 and I haven't looked back since. I ordered this in April and it was built the week of my birthday and the VIN even has my birthday in it. Wasn't that sweet of GM? It took 8 weeks to get the car but is was worth the wait.
I was hesitant to put this car on this website but prodding by some members has convinced me to throw it on the site. I mean it is after all AMERICAN TORQUE, and yes this Corvette has lots of that.
This is MY FIRST NEW CAR IN 30 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought if I was going to get one, it had better be soon before health issues take the keys from my hands. I've been truly blessed by God in my life and with the way this deal turned out and all, my life of delayed gratification has finally brought me a car like this. 30 Years is a long time but it was well worth the wait.
Rob aka AZMusclecar
azmusclecar on Jul 30, 2017 said:
Not that I am aware of. The assembly line in Bowling Green KY is currently shut down for retooling and so the supply of C7s is cut off. I know there was a glut of 2017s sitting at the dealers, BUT, I'm sure that was planned to make the public buy what was built while the plant is closed.
There are some 2018s out in the market now but you MAY be able to swing a deal on a 2017 easier. I got mine for 13% off MSRP which came to about a savings of 9-10K I had my own financing in place before I ordered at my credit union.[Reply to this comment]