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[VIDEO] Watch the 2014 C7 Corvette's LT1 Engine Build Animation

The new Corvette LT1 engine, the first of the Gen 5 family of Small Block engines, combines several advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system. As part of its rollout today, GM put together this cool animation of the C7 Corvette’s new LT1 Gen 5 small block V8 being virtually assembled.

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Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on October 24, 2012

Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

This morning, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new Gen V small block V8 engine that will power the 2014 C7 Corvette. The new V8 will be designated the LT1 – the third time Chevrolet has used this RPO for a Corvette engine. Estimated power will be 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque and with a variety of fuel saving technologies, the new Corvette is estimated to get 26+ MPG.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Releases First 2014 C7 Corvette Teaser Video

Chevrolet officially opened the door to the new C7 Corvette with the release of the redesigned crossed flags logo last week at Petit Le Mans. Today, a new video landed on Chevy’s countdown to the C7 website, www.one13thirteen.com, that teases the new sports car and gives us some an idea of what is yet to come when the Corvette is officially unveiled in Detroit on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.

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Registration for the 2014 C7 Corvette Reveal on 1.13.13 Opens Monday

The National Corvette Museum has released the details and schedule for Corvette enthusiasts who want to be part of the unveiling of the next generation Corvette in Detroit this January. Registration for the event will be live on Monday, October 22nd starting at 9 AM EDT. The tour includes attendance at the live unveiling on 1.13.13 as well as the Cabo Hall official press conference at the North American International Auto Show on January 14th and a trip to the GM Heritage Center.

Update:
The Corvette Museum announced that the registration for the C7 Reveal sold out in under an hour!

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C6 Corvette Orders Close Next Week; Production to Cease in February 2013

Now doubts about the coming of the C7 now after we saw the new crossed flags logo revealed and the public debut date announced for Sunday, January 13th, 2013. As we rejoice in that news, we also have updates on the how General Motors will wrap up production of the C6 Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing and 2014 C7 Corvette Announcement from Petit Le Mans

On Thursday afternoon, winners and leaders of their respective ALMS classes talked to the press at Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner talked about winning the ALMS Drivers Championship and Gary Pratt was there to speak about winning the GT Team Championship.

When it was time to talk about Chevrolet winning the ALMS GT Manufacturer’s title, Corvette’s Chief Engineer used the platform to unveil the new 2014 C7 Crossed Flags emblem and the public debut date of 1.13.13.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Pays Tribute to the C6 Corvette Generation

It’s time for the final segment in the Corvette Generations video series. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles is at the Corvette Time Line display at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise and he takes us through some of the biggest (and lightest) changes that occurred during production of the C6 Corvette generation that started in 2005 and ends in 2013.

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GM Files Trademark Paperwork for “Turbo-Jet”

by Steve Burns on October 5, 2012

GM Files Trademark Paperwork for Turbo-Jet
Photo Credit: Mike L on Flickr

GM Authority reported Thursday that General Motors has applied for a trademark on the term “Turbo-Jet”. They state that the paperwork was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office back in early August. The iconic phrase was categorized under “exterior and interior badges for motor land vehicles”. It was previously used on second and third generation Corvettes which could often perform like a jet while not actually possessing a turbo.

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[VIDEO] Harlan Charles and Chevrolet Pay Tribute to the C4 Corvette Generation

Here is the fourth video in the Corvette Generations series from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. In this latest segment, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles pays tribute to the C4 Corvette which was produced from 1984-1996.

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