The American Dream

Did you just do a double-take? A bright blue interior can have that effect. Not that we see many, which all of a sudden seems a great shame.

The Tension blue leather seats in this collectors edition Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport are among a list of things we love about our car of the week.

One of only four such cars to be brought to the UK – and one of only two convertible versions – this rare eight-speed automatic is finished in Watkins Glen metallic grey paint, with a full length Satin black stripe and Tension blue fender decals.

Beneath the handsome exterior sits a 6.2-litre V8 engine that promises 460 bhp, a 0-60mph time of 5.09 seconds and a 170mph top speed.

And while it sits on 19/20" Lightweight Cup alloys in gloss black, it boasts some lovely features such as the original Grand Sport model crest on the head restraints and a number plaque.

Throw in sat nav; a BOSE premium sound system; front and rear cameras; heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable racing seats; keyless go and entry and a height adjustable head up display and you've got a high performance sportscar that's surprisingly practical.


 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport front
 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport seat
 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport wheel
 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport inside
 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport side
 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport seats