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Is Chevy Working on a Lower Cost Version of the C7 Corvette?

Remember back in the 1990s when Chevrolet had thoughts of coming out with a low-budget stripped-down C5 Corvette?

For whatever reason, Chevy never really followed through on those plans, although it did offer the slightly less expensive hardtop model in 1999 and 2000 before it morphed into the higher performance (and more expensive) Z06.

Now, the C7 hasn’t even hit the asphalt (driven by the public, anyway), and the rumor mill is abuzz this week that Chevrolet is working on a low-budget version of its seventh-generation car.

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[VIDEO] General Motors Debuts New Shape Memory Alloy Smart Material on C7 Corvette

Since its inception Corvette has been known for showcasing new and innovative technologies. From the 1953′s fiberglass body to the C3′s fiber optic light monitoring system to the more recent Magnetic Ride Control systems Corvette continues to set the technological pace for GM. The C7 follows suit by using an aluminum frame and more stealthily, a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wire to control the hidden rear hatch vent.

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Nashville Ledger: Can This Car Save GM?

by Mitch Talley on February 25, 2013

Nashville Ledger: Can This Car Save GM?

The press continues to be overwhelmingly positive for the seventh-generation Corvette, including a story this week in the Nashville Ledger.

“It looks part Ferrari, part Batmobile. But can this superhero save GM?” the story opens, with a front-page photo showing the menacing looking rear of the C7 beneath a headline, “Can this car save GM?”

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Road & Track Imagines the Next Corvette ZR1

by Keith Cornett on February 21, 2013

Road & Track Imagines the Next Corvette ZR1

By all accounts, Chevrolet has a hit on its hands with the new C7 Corvette Stingray Coupe but already the automotive journos are looking to the future as they ask what’s next for GM’s halo car.

Earlier this week was the report from Motor Trend that the C7 Corvette ZR1 could be packing 700 horsepower.

Now from Road & Track, we get the opportunity to see just what a C7 Corvette ZR1 might look like via this rendering from the talented Theo Chin/Chris Doane Automotive.

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Experimental XP-819 Rear Engine Corvette Chassis to be Displayed at Amelia Island

It’s not often that Corvette enthusiasts can say they will have a chance to see a car they’ve never seen before.

But come the week of March 8-10, at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida, the 1964 rear engine experimental Corvette known as the XP-819 will be unveiled to the public for the first time ever.

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Motor Trend: C7 Corvette ZR1 Could Have More than 700 HP

by Keith Cornett on February 19, 2013

Motor Trend: C7 Corvette ZR1 Could Have More than 700 HP

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe has only been out for a month and now the rumor mill is back in full swing with discussions about the performance variants of the C7. Motor Trend has suggested that the next generation Corvette Z06 may have up to 600 horsepower while the King of the Hill Corvette ZR1 could be pushing 700 horses or more.

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[PIC] Black 2014 Corvette Stingray Seen Testing in San Diego

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2013

[PIC] Black 2014 Corvette Stingray Testing in San Diego

Are these GM engineers and their pre-production Stingray Corvettes everywhere? Here is a black 2014 Corvette Stingray that was spotted in the San Diego area this weekend by some Camaro enthusiasts and their pics were are posted on Corvette7.com. The Camaro guys say they blocked the exits of a parking lot so they could talk with the driver who is none other than Jim Mero.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: ENGINEERING

by Keith Cornett on February 15, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: ENGINEERING

In the latest installment of the 2014 Corvette Stingray preview videos from Chevrolet, the focus is on the engineering and specifically the aluminum frame that is now produced in the new body shop at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.

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1963 Custom Corvette Built by George Barris to be Shown at Carlisle

Each August Corvettes at Carlisle features some of the best Corvettes in the country. Thousands of patrons flock to eastern Pennsylvania to overdose on all things Corvette. One of the main attractions this year will be a rarely seen 1963 Corvette coupe which was modified by custom car guru, George Barris just after it was delivered new.

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Check out this Awesome 360 Degree View of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Inside and Out

The 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe is on display now at the Chicago Auto Show, but the crowds and the partition they have around the turntable make it hard to get up close and personal with the new sports car. Lucky for us, 360revo.com is here to help and they’ve teamed with the Chicago Auto Show to bring you a 360 degree look at the new Stingray both inside and out.

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