Corvette Racing driver and Europe’s Corvette ambassador, Oliver Gavin, have spoiled a grand surprise for tomorrow’s opening of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Gavin tweeted a full run-down of Chevy’s press conference schedule, which lists “Corvette Grand Sport” as part of the program, stating he was headed to a rehearsal for the world premiere of the Grand Sport. According to the schedule, Gavin will be joined by lead Corvette engineer Tadge Juechter for the debut.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to understand what Chevrolet and the Corvette team have planned for a C7 Corvette Grand Sport. To note, the C6 Corvette Grand sport included iconic front-fender hashmarks, wide-body design elements from the Z06, along with some other performance and appearance upgrades.
Those wondering why Chevy chose Geneva for the introduction should know that there is a historical element behind the decision. Chevrolet debuted the C4 Corvette ZR1 at Geneva, marking its return as a world-beating sports car. The Bowtie also used the show to introduce the Convertible variant of the C7 Corvette Stingray in 2013.