Corvette Forum member “Bunker” has a red Corvette Grand Sport with Competition Gray wheels and fender hash marks. Not really liking the chrome Grand Sport emblem on the front quarter panels, Bunker purchased an extra set and got to work. Although he admits its not the closest in paint matching, its does provide his Grand Sport Corvette coupe a look different than stock.
The Corvette designers went with the Chrome GS badge for a number of reasons. First, it provided a look different from recent badges, but secondly, more Corvette buyers opt for the chrome wheels, and so the Grand Sport badge compliments the chrome look.
Another user LBear didn’t quite make the plunge and instead he Photoshopped his chrome badge to see what it would look like to have them match his velocity yellow exterior. That look also opens up a number of possibilities for personalizing your Grand Sport.
Personally, I like the chrome badge look, especially if the car is equipped with chrome wheels. Of these two looks though, I think I like the contrast of the grey badges against Torch Red exterior more than a badge that is the same as the body color. It will probably be only a matter of time before some enterprising company offers badges in various color combinations.