Unchanged for 2019 ahead of an all-new new mid-engine design for 2020, Chevy’s fiberglass sports coupe and roadster are due for some serious changes that will fundamentally alter the car’s character. Meanwhile for anyone who simply cannot wait, the Grand Sport (named for a limited-production racing Corvette from a bygone era) includes all sorts of performance parts to make it go faster, brake harder, corner more quickly and ride better than a “standard” Corvette. The Grand Sport is available in both coupe and roadster versions, as is the extra-spicy Z06 that comes with wider wheels and is slathered with air intakes on the body and the carbon-fiber hood, to name just a few mods. With 650 horsepower underfoot – 195 more than a base Corvette Stingray – the ZO6 demands to be driven in a way that respects the 650 pound-feet of torque. Want more? The ZR1 coupe that launched in mid-2018 comes with a hotter version of the supercharged 6.2, rated at 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque. For regular-strength Corvettes, a Z51 option package includes a performance suspension and exhaust system, Brembo-brand brakes and wider tires.

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