2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The astonishing Grand Sport falls between the territory of Stingray and the monstrous 650 hp Zo6. Corvettes can be called the epitome of a true blue American sports car. The whole experience of Grand Sport can be described are superbike exhilaration in a sophisticated GT car.

The naturally aspirated V8 engine is a rampage with its 460 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The light aluminum shell is encased in a Z06 styled body with a wide stance and superb control in high speed touring. Optional Magnetic Ride control and 6 piston Brembo's are performance tuned for track days as well as challenging curves.

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Pros

A lot of power for less price

Generous cargo space

Excellent power to weight ratio

Compliant ride

Cons

No all-wheel-drive

Some rivals offer the four-seat option

Low on driver safety tech

What's New?

There are no major changes in the Corvette Grand Sport for the year 2019.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$69495

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu. in.

horsepower

460 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

465 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

Brembo four-wheel ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.7 in.

length

177.9 in.

width

77.4 in.

height

48.7 in.

curb weight

3487 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

38.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

40 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/25 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

no


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Styles

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Arctic White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 1LT

1LT

power
460 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$70,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $70,400 MSRP (16 mpg/19/25 mpg) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2   Torch Red
  Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  Arctic White
  Blade Silver Metallic
  Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
  Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic

 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2LT

2LT

power
460 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$74,855


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $74,855 MSRP (16 mpg/19/25 mpg) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2   Torch Red
  Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  Arctic White
  Blade Silver Metallic
  Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
  Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic

 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 3LT

3LT

power
460 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$80,145


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $80,145 MSRP (16 mpg/19/25 mpg) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2   Torch Red
  Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat
  Arctic White
  Blade Silver Metallic
  Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat
  Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial March 22, 2019


The Chevrolet Corvette is a great car and with a starting price less than rivals like Porsche Boxter and Jaguar F type, it also delivers good value in this class.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Features

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is available in both Coupe and convertible body style. They both feature a 460 hp V8 engine mated to a 7 speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. In terms of features, the Grand Sport is similar to the Stingray but adds a host of performance features from the Zo6 like upgraded cooling system, wider fenders and tires, magnetic ride control, upgraded suspension components, and bigger brakes.

Trim

Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 1LT 

Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 2LT 

Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 3LT 

MSRP

$70,590

$75,045

$80,335

Key

Features

Driver Information Center with reconfigurable 8-inch diagonal color display

Add/Upgrades these features from 1LT

Add/Upgrades these features from 2LT

 

Bluetooth and Sirius XM Satellite Radio with Rear-View Camera

10 Speaker Bose Audio System with Universal Home Remote with Curb View Cameras

Performance Data Recorder with Video Recorder

 

Apple CarPlay compatibility with Steering Mounted Controls

Power Adjustable Seats with Memory Settings

Driver Information Center with reconfigurable 8-inch diagonal color display

 

9 Speaker Bose Audio System and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot connectivity

Heads Up display with Inside Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

Remote Controlled Engine ignition facility

 

Chevrolet MyLink Radio with an 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen display

Heated and Ventilated Seats with a Cargo Net

Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

 

Dual Zone Climate Control

Theft Detection System

Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package

We Recommend

The Grand Sport 2LT hits the sweet spot with its V8 450 hp engine and excellent driving dynamics. It doesn’t raise the price much form standard variant and comes equipped with advanced safety features.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Engine

The latest Corvette is absolutely the best yet, with acceleration, steering, cornering and braking that leave former iterations and many rivals in the dust. It's fast. And thrilling. The Corvette's comfort and convenience also help it carve its own niche in the sports-car world."   -Kelley Blue Book

Engine and Transmission

The small block V8 has been the heart of Corvettes since 1995, the normally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 generates 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The direct injection technology helps higher compression ratio and greater combustion efficiency. Variable Valve Timing optimizes camshaft timing to improve high-rpm horsepower and low-end torque. Race inspired technologies like dry sump oil system and oil spray piston cooling helps to keep the fluid levels on a check during corners and manage heat levels on higher RPMs respectively.

A seven-speed manual transmission is standard while an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional. Standard seven-speed comes with active rev matching which optimizes smoothness and eliminates the need for heel and toe shifts. The optional eight-speed automatic offers precise shifts which compete for dual clutch rivals. The electronically limited slip differential helps in torque split to help maximize traction and acceleration out of corners.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT

Porsche 718 Boxster GTS

Jaguar F Type R-Dynamic 2dr

MSRP

$80,335

$82,950

$85,295

Engine

6.2L Naturally Aspirated Pushrod Actuated V8

2.5L Flat 4

3.0L Supercharged V6

Transmission

7 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

460 hp@6000rpm

365 hp@6500rpm

380 hp@6500rpm

Torque

465 ft-lbs@4600rpm

309 ft-lbs@1900rpm

339 ft-lbs@3500rpm

The Chevrolet Grand Sport produces the highest amount of horses and Jaguar F comes at second spot with 365 hp. The Porsche stands at last because of the lower displacement engine.

Acceleration

The Corvette Grand Sport comes with launch control which regulates ignition timing to limit wheel spin for optimized acceleration runs. Just mat the gas pedal and it unleashes from standstill to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

0-60 MPH

3.7 sec

4.3 sec

5.4sec

Quarter mile

12 sec

12.3 sec

14.1sec

Engine

6.2L V8

2.5L Flat 4

3.0L V6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

8.4

6.8

The Chevrolet Grand Sport wins because of the obvious higher output. Porsche Boxter takes the second spot and Jaguar F takes the last spot and decimates the 0 to 60 mark in 5.4 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The Corvette Grand Sport puts out 460 hp from its 6.2 liter V8 which more than enough for most individuals. An active sports exhaust system with butterfly valves helps to increase horsepower and modulate sound levels. The 7 speed manual transmission comes with rev matching while an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters is optional. Power is exclusively routed to the rear wheels and an electronic limited-slip differential enhances stability. The Grand Sport even with the soft top doesn’t lose its rigidity and remains as sturdy as the Targa top coupe. It can be lowered remotely up to 30 mph.

The Grand Sport comes with five drive modes which are as follows:

  1. Tour Mode: Default setting for everyday driving and enhances comfort rather than outright performance.
  2. Weather Mode: This mode distributes appropriate power to the rear wheels in a rainy or snowy condition. The vehicle senses and adapts to road condition.
  3. Eco Mode: The Active Fuel Management maximizes fuel efficiency and limits power while cruising at lower speed.
  4. Sports Mode: The steering and magnetic ride control stiffen up for optimized performance. The sound of the performance exhaust also becomes aggressive.
  5. Track Mode: This mode enables launch control to provide instantaneous acceleration. Steering and suspension maximize responsiveness. The optional Performance Traction Management system is also enabled and gauges change to GTLM configuration.

The handling is very nimble and the car feels athletic. It offers an excellent amount of grip with comfortable ride making it one of the most fun to drive cars.

Braking

The Corvette Grand Sport comes equipped with 6 piston front calipers and 370 mm slotted rotors. The rear feature 4 piston calipers and 365 mm slotted rotors. They provide excellent stopping power in any situation and comes to a sudden stop from 60 mph in just 95 feet.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP 2dr

Brake Front (in.)

14.6

13.0

15

Brake Rear (in.)

14.4

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3428

2943

3514

60-0 MPH (ft.)

99

112

112

The Corvette Grand Sport and Jaguar F type have a similar curb weight but there is a huge difference is stopping prowess. The Grand Sport just takes 99 feet to stop which is incredible.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Fuel Economy

Looking at the Grand Sport, no one will think of fuel efficiency but it still manages to return good numbers. The Corvette Grand Sport with a manual transmission will return 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The eight-speed automatic transmission delivers 1 mpg less in the city while the combined economy remains unchanged. Every Corvette comes with Active Fuel Management which temporarily deactivates four cylinders for better fuel economy and seamlessly reactivates them when the driver demands an increase of power.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP

MPG (city)

16

19

23

MPG (highway)

25

25

30

MPG (combined)

19

21

26

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gallons)

18.5

16.9

18.5

Here, the Grand Sport loses because of the higher engine output and Porsche Boxter takes the second spot with 21 mpg combined. The Jaguar F type wins here with 26 mpg combined.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Interior

The Corvette didn’t become desirable because of its cabins, which have sometimes been distinctly joyless, plastic-y places over the years. That’s no longer the case. The 2019 Chevy Corvette’s interior is as smart as its exterior -- well built, well-appointed and one of the most comfortable in the sports-car class- KBB

Seating and Comfort

The Corvette Grand Sport features precision crafted interior and high level of comfort with respect to sports car ergonomics. The driver focused cabin with flowing lines is crafted from premium materials. The Standard GT bucket seat provides good support while available Competition Sport seats feature thick side bolsters for enthusiastic cornering. The optional Napa leather seats feature dual tone stitching and sueded microfiber accents to help create your perfect driving environment. Race inspired flat-bottom steering wheel is available in leather or microfiber. You can also get a personalized interior plaque which has your name, VIN and Corvette crossed-flag logo.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/55.2/43.0

37.3/55.2/43.0

37.0/56.5/43.0

All of the rivals are similar in terms of interior space and there is not much of a difference. However, Porsche can be equipped with two seats in the rear which are only good for kids.

Interior Features

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with individual settings for driver and passenger, dedicated passenger controls and exterior temperature display
  • Colour Head-Up Display with readouts for 4 modes, including Track mode with g-meter, vehicle speed, and engine rpm
  • Leather wrapped GT seats
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel: Leather-wrapped
  • Floor console with two covered cupholders
  • Lighting: Courtesy, cargo, and glovebox
  • Premium carpeted floor mats
  • Power windows with express-up/-down feature
  • Push-button hatch/trunk release with cinching latch

Infotainment System

Chevrolet Mylink Infotainment System with Navigation and 8-in. the diagonal color touch-screen display is intuitive to use and one of the best in the segment.

  • Enhanced navigation and SiriusXM
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Traffic14 with 3-month trial subscription and Performance Data Recorder
  • Bluetooth wireless technology and audio streaming for select phones
  • SiriusXM Radio15 with 3-month trial subscription featuring over 130 channels, including exclusive content and access to SiriusXM Streaming on a computer, smartphone or tablet
  • 9-speaker Bose sound system 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system

Cargo Capacity

Few cars can match the cargo capacity of the Grand Sport, the trunk is wide and flat and comes with 15 cubic feet of pace. The convertible variant provides 10 feet of cargo but that's still more than many competitors provide. The lift height is low and can easily accommodate most of your belongings.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

10.0

9.9

11.0

The Jaguar F type has the most spacious trunk closely followed by Chevrolet Grand Sport and Jaguar F type.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Exterior

In any guise, the Corvette is a blast to drive. But there's more than amazing performance to recommend the Corvette - Edmunds

Dimension and Weight

The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport is truly inspired by its older generations, long hood, and low slung roof is a must. The exterior looks aggressive with bold cuts and creases. Wide fenders accommodate wider wheels and tires for a confident, aggressive stance. Fender vents have a signature side cove that includes the Grand Sport badge. The front grille is Z06-style painted in Satin Black. Z06-style rear spoiler provides downforce to help keep Grand Sport planted to the track and quad exhaust tips in the middle finish the menacing look. 

The Grand Sport Integrate sophisticated aerodynamic and cooling elements into the exterior while maintaining signature Corvette DNA. Grand Sport offers a special Heritage Package that includes fender hash marks, brushed-aluminum interior hash marks and floor mats with a Grand Sport logo.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 

Porsche Boxster 718 GTS

Jaguar F Type 380 HP

Length(in)

177.9

172.9

176.0

Width(in)

77.4

70.9

74.2

Height(in)

48.7

50.1

51.5

Ground clearance (in)

NA

NA

NA

Wheelbase (in)

106.7

97.4

103.2

Track width (in) F/R

63.5/62.5

NA

62.9/64.9

Exterior Features

  • Engine hood: Carbon-fibre with a rear opening for engine access With a low-profile design
  • Z06-style with Satin Black accent
  • Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps and LED daytime running lamp
  • Exterior vents: Painted in Carbon Flash
  • Mirrors: Outside heated power-adjustable body-color
  • Carbon Flash-painted spoiler
  • Z51-style 5-split-spoke aluminum in Silver (Q7S) 
  • Convertible top

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Safety

Corvette Grand Sport comes with best in class safety features .The Chassis has also been made using copious amount Aluminium and some Carbon Fiber Materials which helps reducing Crash Impacts and provide occupant protection and Safety. Some of the other features include:

  • Active Handling System with all-speed traction control
  • Frontal and side-impact airbags2 for driver and passenger with Passenger Sensing System
  • Front curb view parking cameras
  • OnStar Safety & Security Plan3 with 1-month coverage, including Automatic Crash Response
  • Emergency Services
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation and more
  • Power-programmable door locks with lock-out protection
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Rear vision camera with wide view
  • Theft-deterrent system: Vehicle Immobilizer and audible/visual alarm Content theft alarm for security content and unauthorized entry

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Competition

Porsche Boxter 718

Like the Grand Sport Coupe, the Porsche Boxter is a soft top variant of Porsche Cayman. It cost about the same as the Corvette and comes with superb driving dynamics. In terms of performance both of them stand out in a luxury sports car segment. The suspension of Corvette is also compliant compared to the stiff adjustment in Boxter. Of the two, the Corvette is the better value for your money, since it comes with more standard amenities than the Cayman.

Jaguar F Type

The Jaguar F –Type from Britain is also track oriented like the Corvette Grand Sport. Both of them provide powerful engines with agile handling. The cabin quality of the Jaguar is also a level up when compared to the Corvette. The Chevy, on the other hand, has more trunk space, more amenities and easy to use the infotainment system. The F type is a good choice but the Corvette is a better choice in terms of overall performance.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Final Verdict

Think of the Grand Sport is track ready, just like the Zo6 but with less horsepower. Park this vehicle somewhere and the crowd will start snapping selfies with it. It is slightly softer to drive if compared with the coupe but still ferocious. This Chevrolet delivers outstanding performance and comes with a high quality interior. The Grand Sport may not shine in some aspects but brings a lot to the table.