1963 Corvette Grand Sport
In the early ’60s, the Corvette had already proven itself on the market, and now it was time to establish itself on the race track. Back in the day, Shelby Cobra by Ford was dominant on the tracks and the Corvette team wanted to beat it. So, Zora and his team prepared 5 Grand Sport Corvettes with modified bodies, special suspension, fully-loaded race engines, and a host of other specially built components (via Motor Trend).
The Grand Sport Corvette had over 550 HP and was capable of brutal performance. The Corvette team had big plans and entered the Grand Sport Corvettes in several races with mixed success when the decision from the top of General Motors stopped all racing activities. For some reason, GM stopped investing in all forms of racing in early 1963. This killed the fantastic Grand Sport program before it could prove its worth, making the Corvette Grand Sport one of the greatest “what if” stories of the racing world. All five cars survived and are accounted for.