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2017 Corvette Gets Grand Sport Model, 4 New Colors, 2 Special Packages, Red Seat Belts And More!

April 25, 2016


Since March, we have known that the Corvette C7 will get the new Grand Sport variant in coupe and convertible form for the 2017 model year. What we didn’t know are the other revisions to the Corvette for the 2017 model year, until now.

All in all, the 2017 Chevy Corvette is getting a significant amount of updates and changes, all of which make the sports car even more desirable.

To start, the 2017 Corvette loses four colors and gains four new ones:

Deleted Colors

  • Shark Gray Metallic
  • Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic
  • Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat
  • Night Race Blue Metallic

New Colors

  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
  • Black Rose Metallic
  • Sterling Blue Metallic
  • Admiral Blue

On the inside, the 2017 Corvette does away with the Brownstone interior and the LPO-level Sueded Brownstone floor console lid.

New features on the 2017 Vette are plentiful and include:

  • New 19” front and 20” rear wheels
  • Red seat belts
  • Satin Black hood stinger stripe
  • And, of course, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport in Grand Sport Coupe and Grand Sport Convertible flavors

Two new packages join the lineup:

Grand Sport Heritage Package

  • Interior brushed aluminum hash marks
  • Floor mats with Grand Sport logo (must also order fender hash marks in:
    • Hyper Green
    • Yellow
    • Volcano Orange
    • Torch Red
    • Gray
    • Carbon Flash Metallic
  • Availability details:
    • Available on all trim levels of the Corvette Grand Sport Coupe and Corvette Grand Sport Convertible
    • Grand Sport Full Length Racing Decal Packages only

Grand Sport Collector Edition

  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior color
  • Satin Black Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package
  • Blue fender hash marks
  • Carbon Flash Badge Package
  • Grand Sport Black 19″ front/20″ rear CUP-style wheels
  • Two-tone Tension Blue leather seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts
  • Blue custom leather stitch
  • Numbered plaque
  • Carbon fiber instrument panel trim
  • Collector Edition sill plates
  • Premium carpeted floor mats with Grand Sport logo
  • Interior brushed aluminum hash marks plus seat and steering wheel emblems
  • Availability details:
    • Mid-model year availability
    • Available only on Grand Sport Coupe 3LT or Grand Sport Convertible 3LT
    • Not available with:
      • Painted exterior vents
      • Personalized plaque

Lastly, the 2017 Corvette sees a significant amount of changes, including:

  • Sueded steering wheel now included with all suede interior
  • Yellow stitching and red stitching now include color stitching on shift paddles
  • 3LT and 3LZ Kalahari color-keyed headliners on Coupe; Gray on Coupe and Convertible
  • Updated infotainment system 2.6 with updates to the Performance Data Recorder (PDR)
  • The LPO-level Stingray Logo Package now includes LPO-level floor console lid
  • Satin Black aluminum wheels with Red Stripe are now available free flow
  • Standard molded rocker extensions on Grand Sport models
  • Twilight Blue Design Package is now available with Arctic White exterior color and requires Shark Gray-painted exterior vents. It is also available with:
    • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
    • Blade Silver Metallic
    • Admiral Blue
    • Requires body-color painted exterior vents
  • Spice Red Design Package is now available with available with exterior colors Arctic White or Blade Silver Metallic and requires Shark Gray-painted exterior vents. It is also available with exterior color Watkins Glen Gray Metallic and requires body-color painted exterior vents

Original Post at GMAuthority, by — Apr 24, 2016

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