Ever be out driving your Corvette and you get challenged by what you know is a car that is much faster that yours, and you’re like “No man, I’m just cruising”. That what it’s like to watch the 460-hp Corvette Grand Sport participate in Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 7.
The drag race is the culmination of Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car competition and this year it took place at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on the 15,000-foot runway that was built back in the 1970’s for landing the Space Shuttle.
The cars involved in the WGDR7 include the following:
Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin DB11, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Ferrari 488 GTB, Lexus LC500, McLaren 570GT Mercedes Benz AMG GTR, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 718 Cayman S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Tesla Model S P100D.
We won’t completely spoil the ending for you except to say that Motor Trend brought in a ringer that wasn’t part of the Best Driver’s Car challenge this year to replace the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club.
Just two years ago the 2015 Corvette Z06 won the World’s Greatest Drag Race 5 and so every time Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman complains about the Grand Sport being underpowered, I shake my head as I say to myself, “Just you wait until next year, Mr. Lieberman!” Because something wicked, aka the 2018 Corvette ZR1, is coming for you…
The World’s Greatest Drag Race 7:
[VIDEO] Corvette Grand Sport Competes in Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car for 2017
[VIDEO] Corvette Z06 Wins Motor Trend’s Greatest Drag Race 5
[VIDEO] Motor Trend’s Epic Comparison of the Corvette Stingray, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and the Ferrari F12