Chevrolet world premiere of the Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

2016-03-01

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2017 Corvette Grand Sport


  • All-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is available for order in Europe from September onwards in coupe and convertible models 
  • The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is lighter (-94kg), more powerful (+5%) and more efficient (+25%) and makes its European debut in Geneva 
  • Chevrolet presents the 2016 Corvette Stingray, which offers new Design Editions, Connectivity and Technology Enhancements and the most capable Corvette ever, the 2016 Corvette Z06 including a new C7.R Edition


GENEVA –
At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 Chevrolet celebrates the world premiere of the all-new Corvette Grand Sport and European debut of the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The Grand Sport takes its place of pride at the Chevrolet stand (1220 in Hall 1) surrounded by three shiny new Camaros, two powerful 2016 Corvette Stingrays, one technologically advanced 2016 Corvette Z06 and one Z06 C7.R Edition.

With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport will certainly draw the crowd's attention at its first public appearance on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show. It combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package. It is the first model to offer track-focused chassis and suspension elements, in addition to unique exterior elements and a wider track.

The Grand Sport will be available for order in the U.S this summer and, in Europe, from September, in coupe and convertible models.

On and off the track racing legacy
“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain General Motors. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”  

2016 Chevrolet Camaro as one of the world finest driver’s cars
At the Geneva Motor Show 2016 Chevrolet will also unveil the all-new sixth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro for the first time to the European public. To make it, not only the best Camaro ever, but one of the best performance cars available, Chevrolet revised the design, performance, and technology. “We expect it will set the new benchmark in the segment – and give a new generation of enthusiasts a reason to fall in love with Camaro,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. 

The new Camaro grabs attention with a more athletic-looking, sculptured exterior that complements the tighter, leaner architecture.  It also features all-new, modern lighting signatures, including LED-technology. More advanced and upgraded technology is also used in the inside of the car, focusing on the driver and offers a whole new driving experience with features like the MyLink infotainment system, Driver Mode Selector and OnStar with a Wifi hotspot.

Convincing, is also the new level of performance. The new Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by a lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range: a new 2.0L turbo offers 276 hp (203 kW) and 400 Nm – and delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in in less than six seconds. Available in Europe from June 2016 and will be priced from € 39.900.- (prices in Germany).

New Design Editions of 2016 Corvette Stingray
Car enthusiasts are also looking forward to see the new 2016 Corvette Stingray. The new edition powers ahead with appearance, connectivity and technology enhancements that offer customers more personalization choices and convenience features.

The Corvette Stingray appears with graceful styling and powerful muscle at once, impressive performance and exceptional pricing. The 2016 generation offers three all-new, color-themed Design Editions – Twilight Blue, Spice Red and Jet Black Suede. The interior blends fine materials and craftsmanship with advanced technologies that contribute to a more connected and more engaging driving experience.

Power comes from the 6.2L LT1 V-8 466 hp (343 kW) and 630 Nm with the standard performance exhaust system. Both of Corvette Stingray’s powertrain options enable it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, while the Corvette’s chassis and suspension features contribute to 1.03g in cornering.

With coupe and convertible options, a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and a host of personalization options, there is a Stingray to satisfy any driving enthusiast. Available in Europe as of now and priced from € 79.500.- (prices in Germany).

Track meets streets in the new Corvette Z06
The 2016 Corvette Z06 is located at the intersection of Le Mans and the autobahn. A true world-class supercar and the most powerful and most technologically advanced Corvette ever. The Z06 presents itself in 2016 with a lightweight and rigid aluminum space frame as well as a supercharged 6.2L aluminum V8 engine delivering 659 hp and 881 Nm of torque. It offers more choices for personalization, including an all-new C7.R Edition.

Supercar with limited Edition
Z06 and the C7.R race car share unprecedented levels of engineering and components, including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies. With Stingray as a foundation, the Z06 and C7.R were co-developed to push the envelope of performance beyond expectation. The C7.R Edition pays tribute to the Corvette Racing C7.R race cars. It is offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – as well as black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents. It will be built with the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes and a specially serialized vehicle identification number, limited to 500 cars worldwide. The Z06 is priced from € 114.500.- whilst the C7.R. starts at € 139,000.- (prices in Germany).

A Chevrolet Corvette Comeback Victory
Chevrolet demonstrated racing excellence with winning last year’s biggest race: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Jordan Taylor stood atop of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE Pro category. The Corvette Racing team took the victory in their No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

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Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

1. Overview

DE: Weltpremiere der Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport auf dem Genfer Auto-Salon 2016

GENF – Auf dem Genfer Auto-Salon 2016 feiert Chevrolet die Weltpremiere der brandneuen Corvette Grand Sport und die Europapremiere des neuen Chevrolet Camaro 2016. Die Corvette Grand Sport wird ihren Ehrenplatz am Stand von Chevrolet (1220 in Halle 1) einnehmen...

FR: Première mondiale Chevrolet de la Corvette Grand Sport au Salon international de l'automobile de Genève 2016

GENÈVE – Au Salon de Genève 2016, Chevrolet célèbre la première mondiale de la toute nouvelle Corvette Grand Sport et les débuts européens de la nouvelle Chevrolet Camaro 2016. La Grand Sport prend fièrement sa place sur le stand Chevrolet (1220 dans le Hall 1)...

IT: La Chevrolet presenta in anteprima mondiale la Corvette Grand Sport al Salone dell’Auto di Ginevra 2016

GINEVRA – Al Salone dell’Auto di Ginevra 2016, la Chevrolet presenta in anteprima mondiale la nuovissima Corvette Grand Sport e prepara il debutto europeo della nuova Chevrolet Camaro 2016. La Grand Sport occupa un posto d’onore nello stand Chevrolet (1220 nel padiglione 1)...

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Chevrolet stand Geneva 2016

2. Corvette Grand Sport

EN: 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Has Racing Roots

GENEVA – With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree. It was introduced today at the Geneva International Motor Show.

DE: Neue 2017 Corvette Grand Sport mit Wurzeln im Rennsport

GENF – Mit Corvette Racing in ihrer DNS ist die brandneue Corvette Grand Sport des Modelljahres 2017 die reine Verkörperung des Motorsportstammbaums dieses Autos. Heute wurde sie auf dem Genfer Autosalon enthüllt.

FR: La Corvette Grand Sport 2017 a des racines sportives

GENÈVE – Avec la Corvette Racing dans son ADN, la toute nouvelle Corvette Grand Sport 2017 est l'expression pure du pédigrée sportif de la voiture. Elle a été présentée aujourd'hui au Salon International de l'Auto de Genève.

IT: La Corvette Grand Sport 2017 nasce nel mondo delle corse

GINEVRA: grazie alla natura corsaiola della Corvette, la nuova Grand Sport 2007 rappresenta l'espressione pura delle tradizioni motoristiche della casa. Il modello verrà presentato oggi all'International Motor Show di Ginevra.

3. Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro Coupé

During the Find New Roads Trip, invited guests drove the all-new 2016 Camaro to all 48 States. These images taken outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

EN: All-new Camaro Establishes New Performance Benchmark

GENEVA – At the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Chevrolet will reveal an all-new sixth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro to the European public...

DE: Neue Generation des Camaro setzt neue Leistungsstandards

GENF – Auf dem Genfer Auto-Salon 2016 wird Chevrolet dem europäischen Publikum eine ganz neue, sechste Generation des Chevrolet Camaro vorstellen...

FR: La toute nouvelle Camaro 2016 constitue une nouvelle référence en matière de performance

GENÈVE – À l'occasion du Salon international de l'automobile 2016 de Genève, Chevrolet dévoilera au public européen la toute nouvelle sixième génération de la Camaro...

IT: La nuova Camaro definisce un nuovo standard per le prestazioni

GINEVRA – Al Salone dell’Auto di Ginevra 2016, la Chevrolet presenterà al pubblico europeo la nuovissima Chevrolet Camaro di sesta generazione...

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4. Corvette Stingray

EN: 2016 CORVETTE STINGRAY OFFERS NEW DESIGN EDITIONS, CONNECTIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS

After garnering numerous awards in the last two years, for example, Sport Auto’s Best Cabrio under 100,000 Euro and earning the Auto Trophy Readers’ Choice for The Car with the Best Price/Performance Ratio ...

DE: 2016 CORVETTE STINGRAY SONDERMODELLE MIT NEUEM DESIGN, NEUEN KONNEKTIVITÄTSOPTIONEN UND NEUER TECHNOLOGIE

2016 CORVETTE STINGRAY SONDERMODELLE MIT NEUEM DESIGN, NEUEN KONNEKTIVITÄTSOPTIONEN UND NEUER TECHNOLOGIE ...

FR: LA CORVETTE STINGRAY 2016 PROPOSE UN NOUVEAU DESIGN, UNE NOUVELLE CONNECTIVITÉ ET DES TECHNOLOGIES PERFECTIONNÉES

Après avoir remporté plusieurs récompenses ces deux dernières années, dont le prix du Meilleur cabriolet sport de moins de 100.000 € et après avoir remporté l'Auto Trophy Readers Choice récompensant la voiture ayant le meilleur rapport prix/performance, la Corvette Stingray est en bonne position pour 2016 avec un profil ...

IT: Après avoir remporté plusieurs récompenses ces deux dernières années, dont le prix du Meilleur cabriolet sport de moins de 100.000 € et après avoir remporté l'Auto Trophy Readers Choice récompensant la voiture ayant le meilleur rapport prix/performance, la Corvette Stingray est en bonne position pour 2016 avec un profil

Dopo aver ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti nel corso degli ultimi due anni, come lo Sport Auto Best Cabrio per la categoria sotto i 100.000 euro, e dopo aver conquistato l’Auto Trophy Readers’ Choice per l’auto con il miglior rapporto prezzo/prestazioni ...

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5. Corvette Z06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The 2015 Corvette Z06 will deliver unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, at least 625 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission, and the suite of advanced driver technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray.

EN: 2016 Corvette Z06 is the most capable Corvette ever

ZURICH – The 2016 Corvette Z06 is located at the intersection of Le Mans and the autobahn. A true world-class supercar and the most powerful and most technologically advanced Corvette ever.

DE: 2016er Corvette Z06 ist die beste Corvette aller Zeiten

ZÜRICH – Die 2016er Corvette Z06 ist eine Mischung aus LeMans und Autobahn. Eine echter Weltklasse-Supersportwagen und die stärkste und technologisch am weitesten entwickelte Corvette aller Zeiten.

FR: La Corvette Z06 2016 est la Corvette la plus performante de l’histoire de la marque

ZURICH – La Corvette Z06 2016 se situe à mi-chemin entre Le Mans et l'autobahn. Véritable supervoiture de classe mondiale, cette Corvette offre une puissance et une avancée technologique sans précédent.

IT: La Corvette Z06 2016 è la migliore Corvette di sempre

ZURIGO – La Corvette Z06 2016 si trova all’incrocio tra Le Mans e l’autostrada: una vera supercar di classe mondiale e la Corvette più potente e tecnologicamente più avanzata di sempre.

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6. Grand Sport History

EN: Corvette Grand Sport’s Racing Legacy On and Off the Track

Urged by Zora Arkus-Duntov, Corvette’s first chief engineer, racer Briggs Cunningham entered three mostly stock Corvettes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – each powered by the innovative 283 “Fuelie” mechanically fuel-injected small block V-8 engine

DE: Das Erbe der Corvette Grand Sport – Von der Rennstrecke auf die Straße

Auf das Drängen von Zora Arkus-Duntov, dem ersten Chefingenieur der Corvette, meldet die Motorsportlegende Briggs Cunningham drei fast unveränderte Corvettes am 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans an

FR: L'héritage pour la voiture de course de la Corvette Grand Sport sur piste et sur route

Sous les ordres de Zora Arkus-Duntov, premier chef mécanicien de Corvette, le coureur Briggs Cunningham introduit trois Corvette aux 24 heures du Mans. Toutes sont alimentées par le moteur V8 « small-block » innovant 283 « Fuelie », à injection mécanique

IT: La tradizione sportiva della Corvette in pista e su strada

1960: grazie all'incoraggiamento di Zora Arkus-Duntov, il primo ingegnere capo della Corvette, il pilota Briggs Cunningham partecipò alla 24 ore di Le Mans con tre stock car Corvette, ciascuna delle quali dotata del potente motore V8 283 "Fuelie" a basamento compatto e iniezione meccanica del carburante

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