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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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.
General Motors released their November Sales report earlier this week and Corvette sales are remaining steady. In November 2012, a total of 1,104 Corvettes were sold. This is 21.3% more than the 910 Corvettes sold during November 2011. For the calendar year to date, 12,841 Corvettes have been sold between January-November 2012. This is 5.9% better than 2011′s Corvette sales of 12,126 during the same months.
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.
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.
We told you earlier this year about a special 1958 Corvette that will soon be serving a special purpose. Now we know more details.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson had announced in February that he was going to auction off his personal ’58 to help Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild the Morningside Commons neighborhood near GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in downtown Detroit.
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.
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.
The new Corvette will mean more than just an exciting new car for enthusiasts.
In Tonawanda, in the western part of New York, it will mean the creation of hundreds of jobs at the town’s General Motors engine assembly plant.
Officials announced this week that the Tonawanda plant will be the site where the C7 Corvette’s state-of-the-art LT1 V8 engine will be built starting early in 2013.