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[VIDEO] Watch the Live Reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on January 13, 2013

Live from an undisclosed location in the Motor City, here is the 7th generation 2014 Corvette!

CorvetteBlogger is at the event so follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live updates and photos.

 

GM Chairman/CEO Dan Akerson: C7 Corvette To Be One of the Most Beautiful Cars Ever Made

Corvette faithful are hoping they can put stock in what General Motors CEO and Chairman Dan Akerson is saying about the C7 Corvette, due to be unveiled on Sunday night.

“It’s going to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made,” he gushed to the media on Wednesday. “It’s a real statement about the new GM, today’s GM, and it’s a statement about Chevrolet and our prospects.”

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[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 4: CREATION

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 4: CREATION

With just three days until the reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette, Chevy unlocked the final teaser on its countdown site, one13thirteen.com. Titled “CREATION”, the 4th and final video focuses on the actual assembly of the Corvette at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant.

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Chevrolet Introduces New Global Tagline - 'Find New Roads'

With the seventh-generation Corvette due to be unveiled Sunday and more than 20 other vehicle launches planned globally in 2013, General Motors announced today that it will also begin a new Chevrolet advertising campaign next month.

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[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno's Garage

We can all take a trip down Memory Lane with “car guy” Jay Leno of The Tonight Show and Ed Welburn, vice president of design for General Motors, during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

With Corvettes definitely in the news these days because of the impending unveiling of the C7, GM decided to throw a little fuel on the fire and send four of their most important cars in the General Motors Heritage Center collection to Leno’s garage for The Tonight Show host to drool over.

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2014 Camaro to get the Corvette Z06′s LS7 V8 Engine?

by Keith Cornett on December 22, 2012

2014 Camaro to get the Corvette Z06's LS7 V8 Engine?

We know that for the 2014 model year, the high performance LS engines are going bye-bye for Corvette and in their place will be the new Generation 5 LT1 V8s. But that doesn’t mean GM is going to stop building the LS7 and LS9 engines for other applications. Thanks to some sleuthing at Camaro5.com, it does look like Chevrolet is planning on using the 505 hp LS7 engine for the 2014 Camaro.

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[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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[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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[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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Corvette Assembly Plant Meets EPA Energy-Reduction Challenge

For a high-powered sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t act like it at the gas pump.

Now comes word that the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where the Corvette is put together is pretty energy-efficient, too.

The Bowling Green facility has become one of 54 to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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