Corvette Grand Sport Gets Special Admiral Blue Heritage Edition In Japan

If you think of a Corvette Grand Sport, you’ll probably imagine it in Admiral Blue. You aren’t likely to picture it in Japan, of all places, but that’s where this special edition has popped up.

GM Japan has launched a limited run of the new Grand Sport in that signature shade of blue, complete with a wide white stripe running up from the hood intake and over the hood, and those tell-tale red hash-marks on the front fenders.

Carbon-fiber aero elements also come standard, and the wheels feature red rims to match the stripes above, while the interior is all done up in jet black leather and suede and torso-hugging bucket seats. Only five examples of the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports Admiral Blue Heritage will be offered in Japan, each priced at 12,800,000 yen.

That works out to more than $115,000 at current exchange rates, or nearly twice the price of a base Corvette Grand Sport in its natural habitat on the other side of the Pacific. But it’s only 700,000 yen ($6,300) more than the “standard” Grand Sport that went on sale in Japan back in November.

While we haven’t seen the same as a “special edition,” per se, back home, you can spec one out just the same – and we suspect many have. Don’t be surprised to see this unique treatment pop up in other markets, though.

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  • fabri99

    Very very nice.

  • Bash

    I guess we can spec one in the US with the same treatment, that’s fine. But why isn’t it offered in the US in the first place! its the home of this thing for god sake!!

    • BqWsRe

      GM always seems to screw over Americans…They try to sell us boring grey or black interiors when they offer so much more to the world.

      • Bob White

        Nonsense! You can spec your car any way you want and they even entertain special requests.

      • john1168

        The last sentence in the article says you can get the same stuff here in the USA. I’ve seen it on Chevy’s website too. It’s just not a “package” here. I think they made a package with all these features included to make it more appealing where here in the US they are individual options, which personally I prefer.

        • john1168

          Tons of exterior and interior options…

    • Bob White

      You have an issue with exporting a measly 5 cars. For once, Asians are spending a few bucks on Yankee goods.

      • Bash

        I was just saying man.

  • john1168

    I think that big white stripe needs a thin (almost a pin stripe) stripe surrounding it. The car looks great:)

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It’s not a Camaro.

      • john1168

        What what???? Are you sure? LOL 🙂 I still want my pin stripe!!! If I ever get the car….. In the next 5 to 10 years… 🙂

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