The Chevrolet has prepared many surprises including the redesigned models which would become serious opponents. However, if we want to see the redesign of the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport that would take some time. The plans are not confirmed yet, but we can not unsee the possibility of launching a new eight-generation of Corvette. However, there are some speculations that will make a second option.
There is a possibility that instead of the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport, the launching of the 2023 Corvette C8 E-Ray is more likely to happen. With novelties involved and a hybrid engine, this model is something quite fresh. Although both versions will be carried on the same platform, we believe at version with more chance to succeed is the C8 E-Ray version with probably mixed engine spec.
It is expected that the 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport has a wider body with flared fender from both sides. This shape is enough to accommodate larger wheels and tires, bigger brakes and better powertrain cooling. This model is not expected to have aerodynamic features.
This model should be available as a two-door coupe with a removable hardtop panel and a hard-top convertible.
The new 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport should be positioned upon the GM Y2 platform which shape and stamina will be enough for the base for all future Corvette C8. The reason for 6 months delay had to do with an overall lineup of C8, is the utilizing Gm Global B electrical system.
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2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport Interior
The new 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport should not have many differences based upon the world-class cabin by C8 Stingray. The same cockpit is expected with more space and legroom for both passengers.
There are no many details compared to the current cockpit, however more space and Sport badging gives a scent of unique design. With LED technology involved there is no mistake. With redesigned features and redesigned details, we believe that this model is up to something both sporty and elegant.
The latest news is reporting us about the engine of 2023 Grand Sport. It is expected to be powered by a 6.2L V8 LT2 engine. The drivetrain delivers 510 hp and 490 pound-feet of torque. The same engine as we could find in the C8 Corvette Stingray.
Shifting possibilities are offered as 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, without manual options. The TREMEC dual-clutch automatic delivers a great deal of power transfer in the Stingray model, so there is no doubt that will show even better results in the Grand Sport option. Transmission is specially designed for drivers to perform smoothly without effort with an improved braking system. Power is sent directly to the rear wheels.
The estimated mileage will tend to be around 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds. In a matter of fact, this vehicle will not have to deal with straight-line acceleration. Instead of that, C8 Grand Sport will be focused on being a very capable track car, just like Z06.
2023 Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport Release Date and Price
The starting price for the 2023 Corvette C8 Grand Sport should start at $69,99990. However, the correct terms of prices are still unknown. This means that if there is a possibility of trim levels available, their price might go even higher.
There is no certain date when will the launch of the 2023 chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport be available. However, we can introduce some other C8 variants, which are going to be available even next year. One of them is the most certain C8 E-Ray which will continue the eight generations of Corvette instead of C8 Grand sport.
2023 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray Version
This model is one of the possibilities that GM concerning to release instead of the Chevy Corvette C8 Grand Sport. However, this new model as 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray is also a two-door coupe and a hard-top. This model will probably replace the Grand Sport line.
The 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray will combine the gasoline internal engine from the C8 Stingray with a battery-electric hybrid system, resulting to be the first among the Corvette family as the first hybrid Corvette.
This version will have atmospheric 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline with 490 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque with an electric drive unit located in the front cargo area. In addition, it will contain four 1.94 kWh batteries located in the middle of the car. An output of the hybrid engine is expected to be around 85 kW (115 hp) and 111 pound-feet of torque. The platform will remain the same GM Y2 version.
The pricing for this version is still not confirmed. However, the reasonable price for this model according to some GM insiders, won’t be under $69,999.
Source: GM Authority