The center of focus on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage is on the classic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Except this classic is still being built today with the same look.
Lance Stander and the guys over at Superformance have teamed up with legendary tuning shop owner Ken Lingenfelter, who is often referred as “The ultimate Corvette guy,” to recreate, or rather, “improve” this rare ‘Vette.
There were originally only five, possibly six, 1963 Corvette Grand Sport models built, and are considered some of the most valuable Corvettes in the world. With that being known this thing of beauty had to be recreated so it can be enjoyed on the road and track without having to worry about damaging a car with such a large price tag.
Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, insisted that his company’s engines were in these cars. The Grand Sport has the new 6.2L LT4 supercharged V8 engine which is the same engine that is in the current-generation Corvette Z06 and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which has titanic amounts of power, at 650 hp, and yet is smooth enough to also be found in the Cadillac CTS-V.
Find out the full details, specs, and history of the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport for yourself in the episode of Jay Leno’s Garage which can be found above.