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[PICS] The 2014 C7 Corvette LT1 Reveal Presentation

by Steve Burns on October 24, 2012

We spent Wednesday morning at General Motors’ sprawling powertrain facility in Pontiac, Michigan. About 50 invited guests and media types were present for the 4 hour LT1 5th generation small block V8 presentation which included a tour of GM’s state of the art powertrain lab. Presenters included Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Small Block Chief Engineer and Program Manager Jordan Lee, and Assistant Small Block Chief Engineer John Rydzewski.

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OFFICIAL: 2014 C7 Corvette to Feature 450hp 6.2 Liter V8; Revive LT1 Name

As you already know, more pieces of the 2014 C7 Corvette puzzle came together Wednesday morning as GM officially unveiled the highly anticipated engine that will power the next-generation of America’s sports car. We’ve already seen the new C7 emblem and we can now officially report that a 6.2L direct injection V8 will motivate the upcoming 2014 Corvette. The new Corvette’s motor will bear the “LT1″ option code for the third time in its 60-year history.

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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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Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on October 22, 2012

Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

No. 3 Corvette Finishes Second for Fifth Time in 10 American Le Mans Series Races

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 20, 2012 – The race for the GT class victory in the season-ending Petit Le Mans came down to speed versus fuel economy. With the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor cutting seconds from the No. 01 Ferrari’s lead with every lap, Ferrari driver Toni Vilander made it to the finish without a final fuel stop. Thus the No. 3 Corvette finished second for the fifth time in 10 American Le Mans Series races this season.

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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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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

by Corvette Racing on October 19, 2012

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

Gavin and Garcia Separated by .021 Seconds in Intense Petit Le Mans GT Qualifying Session

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 19, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with nearly identical lap times. Gavin put the No. 4 Corvette C6.R fourth on the GT grid with a 1:19.065 lap time (115.652 mph) on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course. Garcia was just .021 seconds behind his teammate with a time of 1:19.086 (115.621 mph) that secured the fifth spot in the production-based GT category for the No. 3 Corvette C6.R.

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Get 10% Off Car Covers at Corvette Central

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2012

Get 10% off Car Covers at Corvette Central

If your car cover is worn, ripped, needs replacement or you’re buying one for your Corvette for the first time, check out this great offer from our friends at Corvette Central. Now through October 24, 2012, you can get 10% off car covers ordered online through October 23, 2012. Use the coupon code “COVERS12″ when checking out. Certain restrictions apply.

View the cars covers at CorvetteCentral.com.