The Corvette Grand Sport is built for the track

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Chevrolet announced today at the Geneva Motor Show a new Corvette variant which will be the most track-ready of the newest generation.

The Corvette Grand Sport is a lightweight, normally-aspirated, and thoroughly tinkered-with model.

And you can get it with racing stripes.

It is meant to embody the highly-successful Corvette racing program currently tearing up international endurance events, kicking off the 2016 season with a 1-2 finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, a 24-hour race.

Also new and exclusive to the Corvette Grand Sport: the Z07 performance package, which offers carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer tires, and a carbon-fibre aero package “that delivers true downforce,” according to Chevy.

The car shares its 460 horsepower small-block V8 with the standard C7 ‘Vette.

Take a look!

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport ...

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... it's a track-ready 'Vette with some handling tweaks ...

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... the normally-aspirated, 460 horsepower V8 from the standard C7 ...

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... and 'almost unlimited' option combinations, including a wide variety of stripes.

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Stripes!

This is the 'Grand Sport Collector Edition' with the Z07 package. It packs some downforce-inducing carbon fibre bits as well as massive Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.

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... the interior can also be heavily optioned-out.

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The detail on the headrests is a cool touch.

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Transmission choices include a 7-speed rev-matching manual and an 8-speed automatic with paddles.

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Chevy created the Grand Sport to celebrate its highly successful endurance racing program.

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Even with the less-powerful engine, the Grand Sport is apparently still within a second of the ZR1 from the previous generation around the GM test track.

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