For 2011, the Corvette Grand Sport received the same refinements as the coupe and convertible with one notable addition – the Corvette Grand Sport could be equipped with Magnetic Ride Control as an option. When equipped with both Magnetic Ride Control and a manual transmission, the car also came equipped with four Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires.
The optional Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension featured magneto-rheological dampers that can detect road surfaces, and adjust the damping rates to those surfaces almost instantly for optimal ride control. It included larger, cross-drilled brake rotors. With its special equipment, the Grand Sport offered consumers a unique – and more affordable – blend of performance and amenities.
With its special equipment, the Grand Sport offered consumers a unique – and more affordable – blend of performance and amenities. The GS suspension package is comparable to the suspension found on a Z06 Corvette, but still offers consumers the option of removing the roof from the coupe models (all C6 Z06 Corvettes had a fixed roof) and, of course, the availability of ordering a Grand Sport model in a convertible body style.
Additionally, consumers had the option of purchasing their Grand Sport with a six-speed automatic transmission, an option that was unavailable to anyone purchasing a Z06. These amenities only helped to further enhance the attractiveness of the Grand Sport model to consumers.