Fans debate which they would rather buy, 2017 Camaro ZL1 OR the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport
The Michigan performance car fan asked the logical question. “Now that the order form and pricing has been determined by GM for both the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and the 2017 Camaro ZL1 which car would you purchase and why??” And answers starting streaming in.
A guy who claims to drive a ZL1 was the first to chime in. “ZL1 is the best Camaro at the moment with most HP. Grand Sport is not the best Vette. It's a poser wanting to be a Z06... It's a "wanna be" car. Get the ZL1! Best bang for your buck!!!"
A New Jersey 2010 Camaro owner says, “We optioned a 2LT grand sport, and by the time we were done with options, it was at $96K. That's Z06 money for NOT a Z06. So we're going with ZL1 instead.”
A Dallas driver is similarly torn. “I'm playing the same game. I like the looks and paint color options of the Vette better, but the thought of getting that crazy power plant in the Camaro ZL1 for similar money is also attractive.”
Another performance junkie says “I was all set to get a C7 z51 at the end of the year, but the zl1 is just crazy stupid performance for the money. I don't know what to do now, nightfall grey metallic is looking pretty damn sweet.”
A Houston driver sums it up this way “Grand Sport has the looks/presence and handling ZL1 has the power and comfort.”
A Corvette owner adds this, “Lmfao. Two of my buddies I run with in the Corvette Club drive 17 Grand Sports. While they do get compliments many guys call them posers and ask why they didn't get the "real deal". "Can't afford the real Z06?" They are made fun of at almost every meet.”
A North Carolina Camaro owner recommends “Go with the ZL1 and get an awesome car plus save 15-20K over an equally loaded GS.”
A fan named Jimmy adds “I love both cars tough choice, can't go wrong with either really.”
A Camaro driver who used to drive a Corvette says, “The thing that the ZL1 REALLY has going for it in a comparison like this...is that it's loaded with convenience and tech equipment that you need to pay extra for in the Corvette. If someone is looking for a track toy - there's a hard argument to be made for the Grand Sport in base trim.”
Doc from California weighs in with this. “It really comes down to what you want, honestly for me I would probably pick the Grand Sport Corvette over the ZL1 Camaro.”
The Michigan driver who posed the question doesn’t say what his final decision will be. His last post acknowledges what a great position to be in. “Yes, it sure is a tough decision...but a fun one.”