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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] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 2: Calibration

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2012

Today is November 29, 2012 and we officially have 45 days to go until the public reveal of the next generation C7 Corvette on 1.13.13 in Detroit. In counting down to the C7′s launch, Chevy has unveiled the second of four teaser videos and this one is called “Calibration”.

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[VIDEO] Download and Drive the Camouflaged C7 Corvette on Gran Turismo 5

Earlier this month, players of Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 5 spotted the Camouflaged C7 Corvette as a screensaver and speculation was that the car would be revealed after the real-life C7 Corvette was publically displayed on 1.13.13. Well, the surprise was on us as Chevrolet and Sony annouced that gamers would be allowed the first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering the Camouflaged C7 test Corvette for download and driving today on Gran Turismo 5.

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Corvette Assembly Plant to Add 170 Temporary Workers for C7 Corvette Launch
Photo Credit: Alex Slitz/Daily News

It isn’t even here yet, but the C7 Corvette continues to stimulate the economy.

Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman announced this week that the GM plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will be hiring 170 workers for periods ranging from four to 18 months.

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How Much Would You Pay For the First 2014 C7 Corvette?

by Rick Tavel on November 26, 2012

How Much Would You Pay For the First 2014 C7 Corvette?

Article contributed by Rick Tavel

As many of you probably realize, preparations for Barrett-Jackson’s world famous January collector car auction are already underway in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction is January 13 through 20. The magnitude of this auction requires Craig Jackson and his team to begin preparing for their flagship Scottsdale auction almost a year in advance.

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[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM’s LT1 V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on November 19, 2012

[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM's LT1 V8 Engine

Last month’s unveiling of the new Gen 5 LT1 V8 engine to the media was the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication by the small block engineering team lead by Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer and Program Manager for the small block engine family. Jordan has a long history with the fifth-generation small block engine which he recently shared on Faces of GM.

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Every Line Matters: Aerodynamics Optimized on the All-New 2014 C7 Corvette

When General Motors unlocked the first video trailer called Conception from the C7 Corvette countdown site, www.one13thirteen.com, one of the memorable clips showed the GM wind tunnel and the tag line “Every Line Matters.” That of course refers to the aerodynamics of the brand new Corvette. The body has been redesigned but the redesign’s purpose was more than just providing a new look – every line, vent, inlet and surface area has been optimize to make the C7 Corvette the most aerodynamic Corvette ever.

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[VIDEO] Conception – The 2014 C7 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 15, 2012

[VIDEO] Conception - The 2014 C7 Corvette

In counting down to the official reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette, Chevy has launched www.one13thirteen.com to showcase details of the new sports car before its made public. The first video on the site was unlocked this morning and its called “Conception”.

The video features Corvette Team member Kirk Bennion talking about how form follows function. “Performance cars are definitely all about form follows function” Kirk says and then he adds “but I would say that beautiful form follows performance driven function”.

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Zip Corvette Now Has C7 Corvette Apparel

by Keith Cornett on November 14, 2012

Zip Corvette Now Has C7 Corvette Apparel

Just in time for the holidays or for the January 13th unveiling, Zip Corvette has C7 apparel now available for order. Be among the first to wear the C7 Corvette logo on a great selection of hats, polo’s and t-shirts. There’s even a cut t-shirt for the ladies!

Pre-order your C7 apparel today and check out Zip Corvette’s online C7 catalog for even more new C7 apparel that will be added in the days ahead. Shipping will begin the week of November 26.

 

2014 C7 Corvette to Receive 8-Speed Transmission From Japanese Supplier Aisin

When the 2014 C7 Corvette becomes available next year, it’s widely believed that buyers of the all-new sports car will have their choice of a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The new 8-speed automatic transmission will be built at GM’s Toledo, Ohio transmissions plant and is expected to be shared by Corvette, select Cadillacs and other models across the GM lineup. However, in a report yesterday at Motor Trend, sources said the new transmissions won’t be ready for another year, so GM has partnered with the Japanese company Aisin to provide the automatics for C7 Corvette’s first year of production.

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CSP Expands Plant and Adds 50 Jobs to Make Body Panels for the 2015 Corvette

The C7 Corvette continues to produce more good economic news every day, it seems.

For example, the company chosen to produce the exterior body panels and structural composite components for the highly anticipated new Corvette announced today it will expand its operations in Huntington, Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015.

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