Did you miss the reveal of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport from the Geneva Motor Show earlier this week? I know, we all did. But luckily for us, there was someone rolling video of the event and we are pleased to share it this morning.
The press conference gets underway with Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin revving the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition before exiting the car and heading to address the crowd. Oliver goes through the years of cascade engineering and technology transfer. For those of you who might not know what that is, it’s that each evolution of street car and race car continue to make each other better. It started with with the C5R which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, and then C6 and C6.R and finally C7 and C7.R.
Oliver then introduces the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport which is driven onto the stage by Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.
Tadge gives a brief history lesson, telling the crowd about Zora Arkus-Duntov’s original Corvette Grand Sports which were bred for the track before going into the newest version, the 2017 Grand Sport.
“Today, the Grand Sport marries the naturally aspirated engine from the Corvette Stingray with the important technologies from the Z06. Things like aerodynamics, cooling, braking and tires. The result is an incredibly capable car both on the street and on the track.”
While Oliver and Tadge were the only speakers during the Grand Sport reveal, Tadge did introduce Corvette Team members Harlan Charles and Ryan Vaughn, as well as GM’s Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn who were all there for the press conference and reveal.
Here is the reveal video of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show:
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