It was either that or a Colorado ZR2.
Last night’s MLB All-Star Game in Miami proved to be one for the ages. After going an extra inning, the American League walked away victorious thanks to a game-winning home run by Seattle Mariner Robinson Cano. Cano, meanwhile, walked away with his first MVP trophy in eight All-Star game appearances, and a brand new Chevy Corvette Grand Sport.
After going 1-for-2 in the game with a game-winning home run, an RBI, and a run scored, Cano was given the choice of either a 460-horsepower Corvette Grand Sport, or a trail-rated Colorado ZR2. Naturally, Cano chose the former. He’s just the third Mariner to win the coveted All-Star MVP trophy following Ichiro Suzuki in 2007, and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1992.
"Robinson Canó turned in a tremendous performance tonight and is an excellent example to all baseball fans, and especially our kids, that hustle, determination, and teamwork are what wins, and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award," said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.
For reference, the Corvette Grand Sport has an asking price of $76,395, and delivers the aforementioned 460 hp courtesy of a 6.2-litre V8 that's paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. From a standstill, the Grand Sport is able to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in just 3.6 seconds.
The Colorado ZR2, meanwhile, has a starting MSRP of $45,840 and comes pre-loaded with a range of off-road accessories, a 2.8-litre engine good for 186 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque, and a towing capacity of 2,267 kilograms. Whichever option Cano did decide, both are impressive machines nonetheless.