Superformance 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Gets Reviewed

by Shane McGlaun
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Back in February, we talked a bit about the Superformance 1963 Corvette Grand Sport replica. Technically this isn’t a replica, it’s a continuation car. That means it is an officially-licensed replica that has the rights to be an exact copy of the car that A.J. Foyt raced back in 1964.

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MotorTrend recently got their hands on one of the replicas to review it and they say it feels exactly like a 1963 Corvette. Few people have actually driven a real ’63 Grand Sport to compare – only five are known to exist and they are almost exclusively in museums. The last real Grand Sport to come up was asking $4.9 million, which makes the $99,000 starting price of the Superformance version seem like a bargain.

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MotorTrend’s tester had the top of the line 427ci fuel injected V8 making over 500hp and a 6-speed manual along with other tidbits pushing the price up to around $164,000. The car is painted in the exact racing livery that Foyt used in the ’60s. With ’60s tech tires fitted, the car mustered an estimated 0-60 time of 4.5 to 5 seconds. The review is worth a read, and you can see it on MotorTrend.


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