Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Dork
1/2/12 12:00 a.m.
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Chevrolet brought the Grand Sport name back to the lineup a few years ago, in time for the brand’s 100th anniversary. Our centennial special features leather trimming interior surfaces and matte decals to set it apart from the less-special version. It's a package available on all well-equipped flavors of Corvette—trims 3LT and higher—from the base model up to the supercar-hot ZR1.

The centennial edition is almost just a $4950 stickers-and-style package, though; its only performance adders are the magnetic ride control dampers. Everything else shares the same base spec sheet: 436 horsepower from the LS3 aluminum V8, a dry-sump oil system, and those vacuum-actuated cutouts in the exhaust that make for an exhilarating burble when you put your foot down. It's not the package to choose if you're going to beat one up at track days, but it's a good one for collectors and Memorial Day parade participants.

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