For sale in our Chicago showroom is one truly unique 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. What makes this Corvette so special? Well, Iâ??m glad you asked. Powering this â??Vette is the same 376 cubic inch LS3 that you would find in any other Corvette. What you would not find, however, is all of the hand-picked upgrades taking this already impressive machine to unparalleled levels of performance. Being a California car, and being street driven, there are quite a few rules and regulations that must be followed, and this car does. With a Magnusson Heartbeat Supercharger pumping up power to an estimated 685 horsepower at the crankshaft, up from the Factory rated 430, as well as the corresponding CARB sticker, this â??Vette is an animal. Keeping the engine safe, while running this elevated power level is a custom tune to alter the engine monitoring system to make sure that it runs exactly as it should, a dry-sump oiling system designed to keep the oil out of the intake tract, and a methanol injection kit to keep the air-fuel mixture from igniting until exactly when it should.
All of that power does a car no good if it canâ??t be effectively used to move the car. As much as anyone enjoys a vulgar display of power, such as a burnout, the goal is always to go faster in a controlled manner. In order to accomplish that task, PFADT Race Engineering single-adjustable coilover kit was installed to keep the center of gravity low, and keep the wheels firmly planted on the ground. While most lowering springs will ruin the â??streetabilityâ? of a car, these coilovers keep street manners at, or better than, OEM feel, while greatly improving performance during spirited driving. Keeping the car looking good is a set of OEM Z06 rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in a 285/35R18 up front, and a massive 345/30R19 out back.
With all the work done to keep the â??Vette planted, measures needed to be made inside the car to keep the driver and co-driver firmly planted in their respective seats. For one, a â??Sharkbar,â? or harness bar, was installed to allow the use of a 5-point racing harness. While the factory 3-point harness will to a decent job keeping you still while driving on the street, this 5-point harness will keep you locked in while taking high-speed long sweeping turns, or low-speed hairpins.
With such a capable machine, its hard to list all of the work done to bring this incredible 2012 Corvette Grand Sport to the level of performance that it is at. Options include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM/CD, Targa Top, Cruise Control, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Seats, Anti-Lock Brakes, Tilt/Telescopic Wheel, Traction Control, Keyless Entry, Ride Control, Seat Belts, Driver and Passenger Airbag, Anti-Theft System, Leather Interior, Racing/Alloy Wheels, and a Numbers Matching Engine and Transmission. For more information, please call our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this beautiful Grand Sport, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.