JDP's New Development Vehicle: 2017 C7 Grandsport CorvettePosted By: JDP Team - On: 3/8/2017 6:00 AM
Our New Platform
JDP Motorsports is proud to announce our new development vehicle - a 2017 C7 Grandsport Corvette!! We ordered a 2017 1LT GrandSport from Riverton Chevrolet in Sandy Utah for the soul purpose of building the Ultimate Street Car.
JDP Corvette at Riverton Chevrolet
Last year, we poured our focus into developing our 2016 Camaro SS 'Evilynn', which currently features a TON of prototype products from our partners and our own JDP parts. We develop products for General Motors vehicles based on the short comings found in a production car. This year, we plan to put the same amount of work into our Corvette - and we'll be documenting the entire build on Corvette Forum!!
Straight to work!
As soon as the Grandsport hit the lot at Riverton Chevrolet, we drove it straight to the JDP Shop and got to work! The first order of business was to get the car lowered. We wanted the best – so we contacted our friends at LG Motorsports and acquired a set of Billet Drop Spindles. It completely changed the look of the car and improved the CG.
Lowered 1” via LG Motorsports Drop Spindles.
We wanted to put our own touches on the car, so we opted out of the factory Aero pieces in favor of an LG Motorsports Carbon Front Splitter and side skirts to give it a more aggressive look while providing function. We also sourced a OEM Z06 Carbon spoiler to complete the initial phase.
Soon, we plan on adding a vented carbon hood.
Next, we installed our JDP Motorsports extended wheel studs, which are stronger than the OEM units and feature a knurled end for easy lug installation.
JDP Motorsports Extended Wheel Studs.
We received a 18x11 Forgeline GA1R Open Lug Cap Wheel to test fit over the massive Z07 Carbon brakes. We have a few millimeters to spare and it is a tight fit but these wheels will be wrapped in a set of BFG Rival-S 315/30 F and 335/30 R tires.
And there's still a long way to go.
We will be making a lot of changes to the car over the next few months as we get it ready to compete at the USCA event at the National Corvette Museum (NCM) in early June. We'll have our head and camshaft package installed, MSD manifold, American Racing 1-7/8 Headers, Airaid intake, DCS Suspension Controller, Brey-Krause harness bar with Safecraft harnesses and A LOT more!
Follow the build on Corvette Forum as we take our Grandsport from track capable to track MONSTER!!!