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Chevrolet hits it out of the park with the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

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ATLANTA—Well folks, they've done it.

The concept behind the car is simple but effective: carry over all the suspension and aerodynamic goodies from the range-topping Z06 without the overheating problems that have beset that model's supercharged 650hp 484kW engine.

The father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov, wanted to take the car racing.

Sadly, corporate edicts at the time forbade GM from creating a factory racing program, and Arkus-Duntov's plan was rumbled by management.

The Grand Sport moniker showed up again a couple of decades later, this time as a limited edition run-out model for the C4 Corvette just 1000 were built .

Adorned with a white stripe and a pair of red hash marks on the front fenders, it also featured bulging rear arches and a 330hp 246kW LT4 V8.

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