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Vette Videos: Ron Fellows Flogs the C6 Grand Sport & Shows His New Driving School

Dateline: 9.28.11
Champion Corvette Driver Ron Fellows Tests the Chops of a C6 Grand Sport Corvette On the Race Track & Gives a Mini-Tour of His Driving School

Ron Fellows Day continues with two FUN videos. About the only criticism I’ve ever heard about the Grand Sport is that it doesn’t have any more grunt that the base Corvette. True, true, but look at what you do get.

The 430-horsepower Corvette scoots to 60-mph in just a tick under 4-seconds, 1G lateral on the skid pad, AND gets an EPA estimated 26-MPG. I’ve heard anecdotal stories of drivers feather footing a modern Corvette at 55-MPH and getting in the low 30-plus MPG. The GS is available with the Dual-Mode exhaust (okay, it’s only an extra 6-HP, but we’ll take it) the Magnetic Selective Ride Control option and a few other goodies.

So, what’s this kind of capability like when driven by a world-class champion race car driver? The first video is a walk through with Ron of the key features of the Grand Sport. Ron says, “Now it’s time to have some fun!”.

The second video was filmed at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, the home of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. Ron’s fleet of Corvettes features a ZR1, a Z06, and a Grand Sport. When you buy a new ZR1, you get an admission ticket to Ron’s school. Does it get any better than that? Sure, get in the car!

Ron says, “I REALLY like it!” Enjoy! – Scott

PS – Ron Fellows does an excellent narration in this video. he points out the fact that the street ZR1 has more power than the GT2 race cars and the aerodynamic body work is a result of the car’s involvement in racing.


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