Anyone who has fantasized about parking Jeff Gordon’s personal C7 Corvette in their garage now has a shot at making that dream a reality. The legendary four-time NASCAR champion is raffling off this head-turning 2019 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Grand Sport, and all proceeds will go to fund childhood cancer research.
As is typical for the C7 Grand Sport, Gordon’s car looks mean thanks to a complete aero package, including the Grand Sport’s pronounced rear spoiler, extended side rockers, and a sizable front splitter. Black aluminum wheels fill the fenders, measuring in at 19 inches in front and 20 inches in the rear. The whole shebang is draped in a menacing shade of Watkins Glen Grey Metallic, which is matched to a Jet Black interior finish.
Under that long hood sits the legendary GM 6.2L V8 LT1 engine that sends 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching. Properly motivated, the Vette will hit 60 mph in a scant 3.6 seconds.
Other notable features include of Gordon’s Corvette GS include slotted brake rotors matched to custom red brake calipers, as well as selective Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The Grand Sport Heritage Package adds details like Torch Red fender marks, while the 2LT Package throws in heated and ventilated seats, a Bose premium audio system, a head-up display, and carbon fiber interior trim.
Add it all up, and the sticker on this bad boy comes to $80,305. However, each raffle ticket costs just $100.
This latest charity effort includes additional drawings based on the ticket purchase date. Tickets purchased between May and June 15th are also eligible for two separate drawings, each for $5,000 in cash, while tickets purchased between June 16th and July 1st are only eligible for the Corvette. Tickets are available at www.corvetteforacure.org.
Gordon hopes this latest effort will match his previous raffles and raise an additional $1 million for childhood cancer research. So far, Jeff Gordon’s Corvette For A Cure program has raised over $9 million to fund less-toxic and more effective pediatric cancer treatments.
Earlier this year, we reported that Jeff Gordon’s Corvette Z06 C7.R sold for $600,000 at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona, once again as a means to fund childhood cancer research.