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C7 Corvette News, Spy Photos, Rumors and More

The Legend Returns - Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The C7 Corvette Stingray is the next generation sports car from Chevrolet. Powered by the all new small block LT1 V8 which produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque or 460 hp and 465 lb-ft torque with the optional performance exhaust. Here is a list of links for everything you need to know about the C7 Corvette:

Introductions – Auto Shows

Performance – Specs

Pricing – Options – Sales

Reviews

C7s in the News

Below you’ll find our latest C7 Corvette Stories listed by date posted.

Is Chevy Working on a Lower Cost Version of the C7 Corvette?

Remember back in the 1990s when Chevrolet had thoughts of coming out with a low-budget stripped-down C5 Corvette?

For whatever reason, Chevy never really followed through on those plans, although it did offer the slightly less expensive hardtop model in 1999 and 2000 before it morphed into the higher performance (and more expensive) Z06.

Now, the C7 hasn’t even hit the asphalt (driven by the public, anyway), and the rumor mill is abuzz this week that Chevrolet is working on a low-budget version of its seventh-generation car.

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Was this Rejected C5 Concept the Basis for the 2014 Corvette Stingray?

Check out this rejected C5 Corvette design that was brought to our attention by our friend Chris Draper via Digital Corvettes. The picture comes from James Schefter’s book All Corvettes Are Red which details the design and launch of the 1997 Corvette.

The photo is a computer rendering of a proposed design for the fifth generation Corvette that eventually made its debut in 1997. And boy oh boy does it bear a strong resemblance to today’s 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[VIDEO] General Motors Debuts New Shape Memory Alloy Smart Material on C7 Corvette

Since its inception Corvette has been known for showcasing new and innovative technologies. From the 1953′s fiberglass body to the C3′s fiber optic light monitoring system to the more recent Magnetic Ride Control systems Corvette continues to set the technological pace for GM. The C7 follows suit by using an aluminum frame and more stealthily, a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wire to control the hidden rear hatch vent.

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Hennessey Plans to Offer 1,000 HP Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on February 25, 2013

Hennessey Plans to Offer 1,000 HP Corvette Stingray

Just days after Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering said the new C7 may not be capable of producing much more than 700-hp, Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced it plans to offer two very powerful engine performance upgrades for the 2014 Corvette Stingray later this year.

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Nashville Ledger: Can This Car Save GM?

by Mitch Talley on February 25, 2013

Nashville Ledger: Can This Car Save GM?

The press continues to be overwhelmingly positive for the seventh-generation Corvette, including a story this week in the Nashville Ledger.

“It looks part Ferrari, part Batmobile. But can this superhero save GM?” the story opens, with a front-page photo showing the menacing looking rear of the C7 beneath a headline, “Can this car save GM?”

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SPIED: 2014 Corvette Stingray with Full Body Racing Stripes

by Keith Cornett on February 22, 2013

SPIED: 2014 Corvette Stingray with Full Body Racing Stripes

Since the 1.1313 reveal, most of the recent sightings of the prototype Corvette Stingrays have been in the Arizona and California but they are also working out in winter climates as well. This Velocity Yellow 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe was spotted on some snow covered back roads in Michigan and it’s the first one we’ve seen wearing a full-body racing stripe.

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Road & Track Imagines the Next Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on February 21, 2013

Road & Track Imagines the Next Corvette ZR1

By all accounts, Chevrolet has a hit on its hands with the new C7 Corvette Stingray Coupe but already the automotive journos are looking to the future as they ask what’s next for GM’s halo car.

Earlier this week was the report from Motor Trend that the C7 Corvette ZR1 could be packing 700 horsepower.

Now from Road & Track, we get the opportunity to see just what a C7 Corvette ZR1 might look like via this rendering from the talented Theo Chin/Chris Doane Automotive.

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Lingenfelter: Corvette's New LT1 Engine Will Challenge Tuners

Tuners have had a field day with the LS family of V8 engines from General Motors, improving their performance levels to pull upwards of an amazing 1,000-hp from them in some cases.

Now that the LT1 motor has upped the ante to at least 450-hp in the base Stingray for the 2014 model year, tuners should be able to get even higher numbers than they are with the current LS1 motor, right?

Not so fast, warns Ken Lingenfelter of renowned Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

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Motor Trend: C7 Corvette ZR1 Could Have More than 700 HP

by Keith Cornett on February 19, 2013

Motor Trend: C7 Corvette ZR1 Could Have More than 700 HP

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe has only been out for a month and now the rumor mill is back in full swing with discussions about the performance variants of the C7. Motor Trend has suggested that the next generation Corvette Z06 may have up to 600 horsepower while the King of the Hill Corvette ZR1 could be pushing 700 horses or more.

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[PIC] Black 2014 Corvette Stingray Seen Testing in San Diego

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2013

[PIC] Black 2014 Corvette Stingray Testing in San Diego

Are these GM engineers and their pre-production Stingray Corvettes everywhere? Here is a black 2014 Corvette Stingray that was spotted in the San Diego area this weekend by some Camaro enthusiasts and their pics were are posted on Corvette7.com. The Camaro guys say they blocked the exits of a parking lot so they could talk with the driver who is none other than Jim Mero.

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