I agree, but the rumor is, no new Grand Sport. It will supposedly be replaced by something called the E Ray, with electric motors driving the front wheels. The C8 already weighs more than the C7, so all this does is add more weight and complexity. Chevy will justify this by touting the performance numbers as they always do, but I’ll take the lighter weight, 50/50 weight distribution, and manual transmission of the C7 any day over this.
There will always be new models and special editions to catch your eye.
Right now pick what you like or can afford as both options are great cars. The real trick will be if you order now how long till you get it? Chip issues and issues with high demand may make for a long wait either way.
The Corvette is a grand slam in either edition for the enthusiast. We have great performance and styling at half the cost of a McLaren.
Note too that GM is far from done as this is still a new model and platform so other variations will follow.
Unlike a Ford GT you get the car the performance and in a package many can buy.
The next choice is twin Turbo with front assist drive or not.