General Motors has filed to register “Corvette Grand Sport” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 26, 2022, with the registration categorized as ‘motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles”
Is Chevrolet making plans a Grand Recreation style for theand past? That’s the query on our minds as we have now discovered Normal Motors has filed a for “Corvette Grand Sport” with the USA Patent and Trademark Administrative center on Might twenty sixth.
The trademark for “Corvette Grand Sport” falls within the class of “Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles” and the serial quantity is 97430541:
Alrighty, then! How about we take a stroll during the other results during which the Corvette Grand Recreation turns into a truth as soon as once more.
First, it’s moderately conceivable that GM is just protective the present style identify which they’ve used quite a lot of occasions throughout the 70 yr historical past of the Corvette, beginning in 1963 and maximum not too long ago in 2019. We did discover a earlier registration date for Corvette Grand Recreation within the USPTO archives dated Might 29, 2012.
There was no professional dialogue if the Grand Recreation style could be presented for the C8 era even if the style was once a most sensible vendor within the C7 and C6 generations. Chevy hasn’t ever mentioned the Grand Recreation identify could be returning to the C8 nor do we predict them to be discussing long run merchandise till they’re excellent and able to make it professional.
The car blogosphere has just about followed the concept the impending C8 hybrid style shall be known as the E-Ray, which was once first trademarked in 2015 through the automaker and renewed once more 2020. The phrase from our pals at Muscle Automobiles and Vans in October 2020 was once thatfor the widebody C8 Corvette that will be following the Z06. However that doesn’t imply GM goes in conjunction with that plan. It’s moderately conceivable the Grand Recreation identify returns because the C8’s “grand touring model” historically slotted between the Stingray and Z06, whilst the E-Ray is relegated to a powertrain identify (if used in any respect).
There may be numerous historical past within the Grand Recreation identify and I might name it the most well liked identify amongst Corvette lovers or even those that are extremely captivated with the impending hybrid style. I do just like the E-Ray identify, alternatively, by the point the E-Ray/Grand Recreation arrives subsequent yr, we would possibly already be bored with how automakers are placing the “E-” on present style names to suggest “it’s electric!”