Everything You Want to Know About the 2010 Corvette, All in One Place.
At the onset of the 2010 model year, General Motors was on the precipice of beginning a new chapter in its existence. After a difficult transitory period that had seen the massive automotive manufacturer nearly disappear from the global market after being forced to file a government-backed Chapter 11 restructure, a reorganized General Motors was announced on the world market with an initial public offering of $33 dollars-per-share. This IPO would become one of the world’s top-five largest to date. Within the same year, GM would rise from the ashes of its former self and once more return to profitability.
While the restructure of General Motors had taken its toll on the company, resulting in the discontinuation of Saturn, Pontiac, and Hummer, it had also allowed the company to refocus their efforts on the remaining brands, giving them the bandwidth to develop new strategies to help them excel once more as an innovator in the automotive marketplace. For Corvette, this innovation meant that Chevrolet would not only continue production of their beloved sports car in all of its current forms – namely, the coupe, convertible, Z06 and ZR1 models – but they’d also be introducing another variant to this already impressive lineup.
This new model would be dubbed “Grand Sport”, a name that has long been synonymous with Corvette performance. The original Grand Sport Corvette, as envisioned by Zora Arkus-Duntov, was to be a factory-built, lightweight and race-ready production model that could outperform both domestic and foreign road-racing competitors.