2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition: Getting One Will Make You Insanely Special While Hitting The Roads Of Japan

May 06, 2017 01:00 PM EDT | Anthony Hunter


The Japanese 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition has probably the longest name in the automotive history. This edition is only available in limited to five examples only.

In Japan, one can just forget about letting cash out something over $50k for a base Corvette as they should better double it. Yes, the cheapest Chevy Corvette in the land of the rising sun is ten grand expensive than the furious Z06 in the any of 50 homeland states.

From a starting price of $93k to $115k for a Grand Sport model with a uniquely special styling and limited to no more than five units in the country, it is truly like a deal of the century. It is not the first time that Chevrolet has done something like this as we look back, there were only five Watkins Glen Gray and Tension Blue Collector Editions and fifteen of the Heritage Editions including a combined offer of Arctic White, Racing Yellow, and Black variations.

This 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition uses Admiral Blue paint paired with red fender stripes and a broad white stripe from its tail, over the roof, and ending in the hood vent. The Red color used also covers the car's brake calipers and wheel rims which are bind by thin double spoke black alloys.

Meanwhile, Carbon is also used to treat aerodynamic bits all over the body, and a substantial use of it on the inside. As for the model's interior, it comes in pure black, with seats in mixed Alcantara leather. The Alcantara material can also be found on many other parts inside the car such as dash, armrest and steering wheel. To sum it all up, Chevrolet has made a pretty striking appearance for this edition, most especially on the exterior.

This 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Admiral Blue Heritage Edition comes with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that can deliver a 460 of horsepower and a 465 lb-ft of torque. These specs are enough for the car to reach 60 mph in a span of 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.


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