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Old 21st January 2012, 22:01   #1
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Default 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7. EDIT : Now unveiled!

From 2014 Chevrolet Corvette: First Prototype Caught Testing in Canada

Just the Facts:
  • This is the first time a prototype of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been caught on camera.
  • The final production version is expected to debut at the Detroit auto show in 2013.
  • The Corvette will retain its traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and feature a small-block V8.

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KAPUSKASING, Ontario — Spy photographers have caught a glimpse of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette undergoing cold-weather testing in Canada. It's the first time that the seventh-generation Corvette has been spotted in public.
The heavily camouflaged prototype reveals a few minor details about the upcoming sports car. It will clearly retain the classic long-nose, short-deck configuration of its predecessors, but the profile of the car will feature a more distinct wedge shape. There are two different prototypes seen here, each with its own wheel design. Not sure if this is indicative of two different models or simply an easy way to try different tires in the snow.
Shooters on the scene described an exhaust note that was most definitely of the V8 variety. Although our earlier Corvette Intelligence report suggested that a small-displacement turbocharged V8 might be used, the sound of this prototype was more in line with a more typical normally aspirated, large-displacement V8. Most speculation suggests that this Corvette with get a roughly 5.5-liter V8 that uses direct injection and variable valve timing to develop around 500 horsepower. Sources have told Inside Line that the C7 Corvette will also feature a seven-speed manual transmission.
The official unveil of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is expected at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show early next year.


Inside Line says: This is yet another chance for GM to show that it's serious about building world-beating cars. The Corvette has always had the performance; hopefully the C7 will have the refinement, too.

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Old 21st January 2012, 22:07   #2
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I can't really make out much from those pictures but I do hope they finally make an RHD version for this generation so that it can come to India. The Corvette is amazing VFM.
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Quad exhausts all together in the middle? Really? Looks a little odd. Ferrari pulled it off quite nicely with the Tri exhaust on the 458. Can't say much till more pics emerge.
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Nice catch. Is it me or is there some sort of vent aft of the C pillar, otherwise the profile/front and back styling seems to be the same except for some tweaks.

Also it seems to be two different prototypes(from the difference in the alloys).
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The guys at Trinity Animation (http://www.trinityanimation.com/) put things together and dished out this beautiful render of the upcoming 2014 Corvette C7. Loved the shark nosed theme which harks back to the 'Vettes of yore. Apart from that, it looks more aggressive, yet a lot matured and grown up. And the black makes it look incredibly sexy. The headlamps don't quite cut it though. Bought to you exclusively by Jalopnik.

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Link to article on more spy pics of the Corvette courtesy Autoexpress.UK:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/chevrol...corvette-spied
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Thumbs up Official: C7 to be revealed in Jan, next year

Officially revealing the new C7 logo, General Motors has confirmed that the next gen Corvette is going to be revealed in January(13-1-13), Thus putting an end to the speculations surrounding the car.



Link to new Corvette Webpage!



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Yes the men at Jalopnik have done a respectable job rendering the C7. So far the Grille, wheels, Headlights, the Rear Quarter Panel are hot shot.

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Originally Posted by AutoBlog
  • In fact, the motor and its systems are so advanced that an academic SAE paper is being written to explain the whole shebang.
  • 40-pounds lighter and four inches shorter than the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 by BMW.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Displacement: 6.2 Liter
Power: No less than 450hp
Torque:No less than 450lbft=610Nm
0-60mph <4s

HIGH POINTS:
  • Direct Injection
  • Active Fuel Management
  • Variable Valve Timing
  • Cylinder firing order: 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3
  • Compression Ratio 11.5:1
  • Aluminium block with iron linking

FUEL ECONOMY >26mpg Highway! Now that's funny in a Performance Offering!



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"The new Corvette was spotted while testing on public roads – seemingly in Michigan – with both a C7 coupe and a Porsche 911 as chase cars." - AB

Thanks to AutoBlog & GMInsideNews

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2014 Corvette's face leaked from Service Manual!

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With just 2 days to go for the final reveal of 7th Generation of Corvette, there are not many leaks of C7 images on the internet.

This is the most recent rendering of C7 Corvette that is reportedly straight from marketing material. It will have a new LT1 Engine developing in excess of 450 hp.

Looking at the rear end pictured below, it looks pretty awesome. I like it. Initially, i thought it will have Camaro like tail lights but this is quite different though resemblance can't be ignored.

There is another widespread image floating on the net that shows couple of logos on the building.

I recognized four impressions of lights on walls. The Chevrolet bow-tie logo, Stingray Logo, C7's new logo and the Red Round tail lights.

The unveiling is scheduled at 6 PM (CST) in an undisclosed location in Detroit. The location limits the number of people who will be able to attend the event, but that does not preclude anyone from viewing the event live.
The unveiling of the 2014 Corvette will be “live streamed” through various websites including Chevrolet’s one13thirteen.com site and the Corvette Facebook page.

Can't wait for the final reveal.
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And now, the front end of C7 has been leaked on R&T cover

http://jalopnik.com/5975352/the-2014...tte-this-is-it

Love the Stingray Hump on the hood. The front fascia looks very similar to SRT Viper. I hope in real it is quite different.
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Sure, looks like a bomb, but this new LED illumination/DRL fad is starting to get on my nerves now. With this phenomenon having trickled down to more lowly automobiles now, I think super-cars should now show the way forward and move on, or wait for Audi to change the trend again.
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Leaked a day ahead of the reveal!

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or wait for Audi to change the trend again.
they did change this trend at the consumer electronics show in Vegas

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