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Rumors & Innuendo

Car and Driver: 2016 Corvette Z07 Spy Photos

by Keith Cornett on August 27, 2013

Car and Driver: 2016 Corvette Z07 Spy Photos

Yes, we said Z07!

Car and Driver Magazine has obtained what may be the first official spy photos of the next high performance Corvette model. While the Z06 moniker is expected among Vette enthusiasts since that’s what it was called in both C5 and C6 configurations, Car and Driver says historical RPO codes be damned and believe GM will call it the Z07 since this is the seventh generation Corvette.

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Will Future Corvettes Get Stop-Start Technology?

by Mitch Talley on August 22, 2013

Will Future Corvettes Get Stop-Start Technology?

Chevrolet has already unveiled the most fuel-efficient Corvette in history, the 2014 Corvette Stingray with direct injection and cylinder deactivation.

But the automaker may have some more tricks up its sleeves to squeeze even more miles out of every tank of gas going through the Stingray.

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[RUMOR] Is the C7 Corvette Z06 Reveal Happening in Detroit at the 2014 NAIAS?
Photo Credit: Mark Scheuern

We’ve already seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray, as well as the upcoming limited-to-500 Premiere Edition of the seventh generation Chevy sports car.

But that doesn’t mean the rumors about the C7 are anywhere close to dying down.

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More GM Docs Suggests 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe to have 455 HP and 460 lb.-ft Torque

Yesterday we filled you in on what we thought was a typo listing the official horsepower of the 2014 Corvette Stingray as 455 hp in the official press release naming 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the driver of the Corvette Stingray Indy 500 pace car.

Well, some more digging on GM’s media site has turned up two PDF documents which say the Corvette Stingray Coupe – both manual and automatic transmissions – will have 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft torque. The two PDFs for the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible – both manual and automatics – still list the estimated numbers of 450 hp and 450 lb.-ft torque.

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In yesterday’s official announcement from GM that named 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the official driver of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car for the Indy 500, there was a paragraph that described the known performance specs for the new C7 sports car. According to the release, the 6.2L LT1 V8 makes 455 horsepower, not the 450 estimated hp that we’ve been told since the engine’s unveiling last fall.

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Report: Autoweek Spys the 2014 Corvette Stingray Indy 500 Pace Car

Great news for Indy 500 Corvette pace car fans. Autoweek is claiming that the 2014 Corvette Stingray will be the pace car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and they say they have the spy photos to prove it. The photos show a specially-equipped Laguna Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray with safety lights testing at the Milford Proving Grounds.

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GM Trademarks LT5 and LTX Engine Names

by Mitch Talley on April 29, 2013

GM Trademarks LT5 and LTX Engine Names

The LT nameplate has a long and storied performance history for Corvette and General Motors.

Looks like a new chapter could well be added by the seventh generation of the ‘Vette.

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BoldRide Renders the 2015 Corvette Stingray ZR1 Concept

With the base Corvette Stingray already unveiled to the world months ago, everyone is now eagerly waiting to see what Chevy does with the higher-performance models like the Z06 and ZR1.

If you can’t wait for the official GM version to be revealed, BoldRide.com has teamed with Hansen Art to take a guess at what the ZR1 might look like.

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Corvette Convertible Price Revealed on ABC’s 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'

Dispelling the recent rumors that the new C7 Corvette Stingray’s starting price will be approaching or topping $70K, Alan Taylor, automotive journalist and TV personality, said the new Corvette Convertible will retail for about $60K. During a segment on ABC’s popular morning TV show, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael”, Taylor introduced and literally uncovered several of the new cars being displayed and unveiled at the New York Auto Show this week.

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Car and Driver: Supercharger Boost Gauge Spotted During C7 Corvette Photoshoot

Chevy hasn’t been forthcoming about what, if any, tricks are up its sleeve to increase the horsepower in future renditions of the C7.

We’ve been left to hope that the much beloved Z06 and ZR1 will live on in the new generation of the Corvette.

Now comes a little more hope for at least a ZR1, thanks to a photo taken by Car and Driver as the Stingray convertible prepared to make its debut in Geneva this week. The magazine reports that a close examination of photos after returning to the office reveals a PSI gauge in the instrument cluster of the subject convertible that is similar to the one in the current supercharged C6 ZR1.

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