Here is an interesting 2014 C7 Corvette illustration which just happened to show up in the email in-box of automotive spy photographer Chris Doane, who shared the image on his facebook page. It reportedly shows a page from the C7’s forthcoming service manual and the assembly of the front brake cooling deflector kit.
As we are less than a month out for the official reveal of the C7 Corvette on 1.13.13, we are getting a more complete picture of what the next generation Corvette will look like. Although it’s just a line drawing, the illustration confirms what we’ve known for some time: The new Corvette will have a much more aggressive air inlet up front, with vertical headlights that extend up the fenders. The hood will contain cooling vents located towards the front while the gills on the quarter panel are located behind the front tires in a diagonal layout.
It’s also been rumored that the transverse leaf suspension would return on the C7 and the illustration shows that configuration on the front. We also see the Corvette’s brakes are utilizing two-piece vented and slotted rotors as well.
The 2014 C7 Corvette is set to be revealed in Detroit on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.