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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.

[VIDEO] How the C7 Corvette Prototype Made It Into Gran Turismo 5

Ever since the C7 Corvette has been mentioned, we’ve heard how General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to appeal to a younger audience with the car as it heads into more than 60 years of production.

That premise has carried over to the final stages before the seventh generation is unveiled to the public on Jan. 13, 2013 in Detroit.

Clay Dean, global director of advanced design at GM, recently explained the background behind Chevrolet’s decision to work with a game designer and allow the use of a camouflaged C7 in a game before the real car is even available to drive.

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction C7 Corvette on January 19th In Scottsdale

It looks like it will happen, Barrett-Jackson will auction off a C7 Corvette at their Scottsdale auction on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 PM. It appears the good people at Barrett-Jackson are using the same diversionary tactics they used last year when they sold the 2013 Number 1 VIN 427 Convertible.

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[VIDEO] Building the C7 Corvette’s LT1 V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on December 20, 2012

[VIDEO] Building the C7 Corvette's LT1 V8 Engine

Following the announcement in late October that the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette would be powered by the 6.2L LT1 V8, a news report from the Tonawanda engine plant talked about how excited they are to be playing the key role of building the Gen 5 power plant for the Corvette.

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Inside Line Renders the C7 Corvette Convertible in Yellow

by Keith Cornett on December 20, 2012

Inside Line Renders the C7 Corvette Convertible in Yellow

We’ve seen a ton of examples of the 2014 C7 Corvette in coupe form, most recently from Car and Driver. But what about the convertible model that is rumored to be available a few months after the coupe begins production? Inside Line must have heard our pleas because they just put up this rendered C7 Corvette convertible in yellow with black wheels and a black top.

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Leaked: 2014 C7 Corvette Service Manual Page

by Keith Cornett on December 19, 2012

Leaked: 2014 C7 Corvette Service Manual Page

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.

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[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 3: CRAFT

by Keith Cornett on December 17, 2012

[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 3: CRAFT

One of the criticisms that has long dogged the Corvette Team throughout the C6′s production has been the perceived lack of quality in the Corvette’s interior. We’ve been hearing about the how the 2014 C7 Corvette will rectify these issues and the third video trailer released this morning on Chevy’s One13Thirteen.com countdown site takes direct aim at the C7′s new interior. Called, “CRAFT”, it sets to redefine the narrative by showing the construction of a hand-crafted interior featuring fine materials.

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Are you Prepping for a new C7 Corvette? We want to hear about it!

Less than 30 days to go until the unveiling of the 2014 C7 Corvette in Detroit. What are you doing to prepare for the arrival of America’s next great sports car? Let us know by leaving a comment on our facebook page.

If you’re wondering about the pic, it comes Corvette Forum member RussM05. He tells us that he already has a deposit down on a C7 and ordered a new license plate from the state of Texas. Texas requires a VIN when ordering a plate, so he placed it on his Le Mans Blue C6.

If you’re making similar preparations, let us know!

 

Three New 2014 C7 Corvette Illustrations from Car and Driver Magazine

Car and Driver Magazine must know that Corvette owners are really pumped for the unveiling of the new C7 Corvette as they keep rolling out new digital renderings of America’s next great sports car. Here are three new 2014 C7 Corvette illustrations from C&D plus we got a cool quote from GM’s Mark Reuss who says you can tell which engineers are testing the new Corvette – they are the ones with the big smiles.

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Car and Driver: Secrets of the Next Corvette

by Mitch Talley on December 3, 2012

Car and Driver: Secrets of the Next Corvette

If you can’t wait until Jan. 13 for the official unveiling of the C7 Corvette, Car and Driver magazine, in its January issue that arrived in many folks’ mailboxes last week, claims to have “All the Details on Chevy’s Halo Car, One Month Early.”

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[PIC] Chevrolet Teases the 2014 C7 Corvette (again!)

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2012

[PIC] Chevrolet Teases the 2014 C7 Corvette (again!)

We missed this from a couple of days ago, but Chevy posted this new teaser picture in advance of this week’s planned video release on www.one13thirteen.com. The new teaser C7 pic was posted on Corvette’s Facebook page with a caption that reads:

A road is all you need.

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