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Thread: Automobile Magazine Renders the 2014 C7 Corvette

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    Default Automobile Magazine Renders the 2014 C7 Corvette

    In the June 2012 issue of Automobile Magazine, they take a look at upcoming cars over the next couple of years, one of which is the 2014 C7 Corvette.

    Included with the article is a rendering of what they think the front end will look like on the C7.

    From the article regarding the C7:
    Given its recent financial troubles and resultant period of government oversight, it’s no surprise that GM has hewed to a fairly conservative course in preparing the latest (and now just plain late) new Corvette. As hard as it might be for us to understand, the idea of GM spending gobs of money to radically reengineer its screaming, tire-smoking supercar could in some circles be seen as less than prudent, especially when the current Vette is already a world-class performer. So, the upcoming new Corvette — the C7 for short — retains the current mechanical layout. Instead, efforts have gone into lowering weight, downsizing powertrains, and improving efficiency. We’re still looking at a V-8 engine, however, and the numbers bandied about for the base model are 5.5 liters and 440 hp — so this downsizing is evidently nothing too drastic. The V-8 will be direct-injected and the transmissions will add more gears, giving the Vette an eight-speed automatic and a seven-speed manual like the one in the new Porsche 911. The car will also be trimmed in size, and that, frankly, is welcome, but not quite as much as the promised higher-quality interior. Also welcome is a more adventurous design, considering the play-it-safe recent efforts. Chevrolet released a teaser in the form of the Stingray concept back in 2009, but that show car is pretty far off from the production version. Instead, we’re expecting something along the lines of what you see above, with the creases of today’s car more pronounced, a vaguely Ferrari 599 look to the profile, and a hint of Camaro in the taillights to build the Chevy family resemblance. It won’t be long before we’ll know how close this is to the real thing. We’ll get our first look at the next-generation Corvette in less than a year at the 2013 Detroit auto show before the car goes on sale as a 2014 model.
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    Their guesses are about as good as anyone else's, but of all the buff mags, they are probably the least plugged into things Vette. That said, everything they wrote IS logical.
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    remins me of the ugly 1995 Firebird Formula front end

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    This is still just a PhotoShop guess on what the C7 will look like. It may be close or not that close - even if they have actually seen a 'real' C7 in person.

    As for me, I'm not waiting on the C7. I'm going to try and put a '13 427 CE Vert in my garage as soon as I can sell my '08 vert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    I'm going to try and put a '13 427 CE Vert in my garage as soon as I can sell my '08 vert.



    Nice choice. I'm thinking the same way. I believe that the CE 427 model will be a future collectible as it's the only 427 convertible for that generation.

    If the C7 turns out to be as the photos have shown, then I know I will pass. But you never know for sure until it is seen in real time.
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    Default Good call, Tuna ...

    ... and there's no way that choice could disappoint you.

    BTW ... I'm about 150 miles from you in Stigler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Low drag - High speed View Post
    ... and there's no way that choice could disappoint you.

    BTW ... I'm about 150 miles from you in Stigler.
    I was out your way last year but didn't quite make it to Stigler. We turned south on OK-71 and went to Robber's Cave park with about 12 Vettes in tow. My wife and I do weekend road trips for our club. Last year was Robbers Cave and Pete's Place in Krebs (Choc Beer and Italian).

    My club is hosting a Corvette show in Edmond May 12th. Interested?

    Btw, the 427 CE is getting a lot closer to being in my garage sooner rather than later.
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