― With the Grand Sport and the new Z06 and the ultra high-performance ZR1, there are plenty of Corvettes to choose from. The base coupe and convertible have a 6.2-liter, 430-hp V8 engine, known as the LS3, and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed paddle-shift automatic is optional. The paddle shifter includes a "push and hold" function to make it easier to transition back to automatic after you've had your fun through the chicane. ∙ 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Grand Sport 4LT [...].