Another model year, another round of performance tests and awards. For this occasion, it’s Road & Track and its Performance Car of the Year award.
Representing General Motors (and the United States) solely is the 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport. Before you become flustered as to why the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 or Camaro 1LE was not elected for the task, it’s because neither were quite ready for the test.
That’s just fine, though, because the Corvette Grand Sport should be up to the challenge. With its 6.2-liter naturally aspirated LT1 V8 engine and hand-me-down aerodynamic and cornering bliss from the C7 Corvette Z06, it’s the just right Corvette of the lineup.
Still, there’s some stiff competition for the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. The list of contenders includes:
- Acura NSX
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
- BMW M4 GTS
- McLaren 570S
- Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe
- Lotus Evora 400
- Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe
- Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe
- Nissan GT-R Nismo
Will the C7 Corvette Grand Sport hold off the mix of European and Japanese competitors? We’ll soon find out.