Frustrated by getting dominated across America by the Shelby Cobra, Chevrolet engineer and Corvette Godfather Zora Arkus Duntov set out to build a new lighter Corvette with the goal of beating those pesky Cobras. Only one problem, GM's corporate ban on sanctioned racing. The result was only 5 cars being built before the GM brass found out, ordered the program stopped and the 5 cars destroyed. Thankfully Duntov thought better and snuck the cars out to private teams where they found success outrunning the Cobra. The most notable win was at Nassau. We can only wonder what could've been if the program hadn't been shut down and the “Corvette Lightweight” had found its way into production.
The Superformance 1963 Corvette Grand Sport is the only car manufactured outside of GM that's allowed to labeled a Corvette. Fully licensed by GM and eligible for the Corvette Grand Sport registry, the Superformance Grand Sport is exact in nearly every detail to the original. Original molds and GM blueprints where used to produce it the exact specs and ensure its correctness. The Grand Sport features original style tube chassis, Daytona style vented hood, original bodywork, rear mounted differential cooler, and is available in either original race style or Superformance's Pro-touring interior. Powerplant options are vast, small block or big block Chevy engines fit as well as GM's popular LS and LT engines.
CGS0015 is outfitted with a powered Lingenfelter enhanced Supercharged LT4 6.2 liter V8 and back by a T56 6-speed manual transmission. Incredible performance and balanced street cruising all with reliability of modern GM performance and vintage C2 styling. Fully licensed by GM, CGS0015 is as fast and powerful as it is gorgeous. You'll find no easier way to Accelerate your Life than putting yourself behind the wheel of this incredible Corvette Grand Sport!