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2014 Corvette Stingray Was Nearly Designed by Brazilians

by Mitch Talley on December 2, 2013

2014 Corvette Stingray Was Nearly Designed by Brazilians

All along, Chevy has made no secret that with the C7, it was aiming to entice a younger breed of buyer to supplement its already loyal, but graying customer base.

That meant Ed Welburn and his crew were willing to listen to all possibilities when it came time to design the seventh generation of the Corvette a few years back.

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[VIDEO] The C7 Corvette Stingray Exterior Design Seminar at the 2013 NCM Bash

Tom Peters and Kirk Bennion spoke to a packed house at the 2013 NCM Bash about designing the exterior of the new 7th generation Corvette.

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[VIDEO] The C7 Corvette Interior Design Seminar at the 2013 NCM Bash

One of the most remarkable transformations that Chevrolet has made with the new Corvette is the completely redesigned interior. Premium materials and lots of technology will surely quiet the detractors from previous models. Here is the interior design seminar held by Ryan Vaughan and Lucy Lahood at the 2013 National Corvette Museum’s Bash in Bowling Green, KY.

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[VIDEO] GM's Kirk Bennion and the Five Goals for Designing the New C7 Corvette Stingray

Corvette exterior design manager Kirk Bennion has been working with in the Corvette design studio since 1986. He recently spoke with Faces of GM about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray and the five goals the design team had when creating the next generation sports car.

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[VIDEO] Edmunds and GM's Tom Peters Talk About the 2014 Stingray Convertible

A few weeks prior to the Geneva Motor Show, the folks over at Edmunds got a sneak peak of the new C7 convertible Michigan. During their visit they also spoke to GM’s Director of Exterior Design, Tom Peters. In the 4 and a half minute video after the break, Peters and Edmunds’ Alistair Weaver discuss the merits of the all new topless Corvette.

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Callaway Cars Planning a Shooting Brake Option for the 2014 Corvette Stingray

If you like the looks of this C7-based Callaway AeroWagon, let the good folks there know as soon as possible, and you might just be able to drive one later this year.

Callaway Cars, based out of Old Lyme, Connecticut, has been making unique and very powerful Corvettes for more than 25 years. Their latest effort is a great one for the company – a shooting brake C7 Corvette.

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Was this Rejected C5 Concept the Basis for the 2014 Corvette Stingray?

Check out this rejected C5 Corvette design that was brought to our attention by our friend Chris Draper via Digital Corvettes. The picture comes from James Schefter’s book All Corvettes Are Red which details the design and launch of the 1997 Corvette.

The photo is a computer rendering of a proposed design for the fifth generation Corvette that eventually made its debut in 1997. And boy oh boy does it bear a strong resemblance to today’s 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: EXTERIOR DESIGN

by Keith Cornett on January 29, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: EXTERIOR DESIGN

Remember those teaser videos GM put out in advance of the 1.13.13 reveal? Chevy has released a new Corvette Stingray video on youtube and if you were paying attention, you would have seen some of that video was used in the first video teaser called CONCEPTION which dealt with the exterior design and aerodynamics testing. Now you can see the entire video which indeed shows the C7 Corvette Stingray.

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[PICS] GM Design Team’s Personal Car Show on Woodward

by Keith Cornett on August 16, 2012

[PICS] GM Design Team's Personal Car Show on Woodward

The General Motors Design Team is responsible for drawing up the latest vehicle designs for the company, but have you ever wondered what these members have in their garages?

For the last three years, the GM Design Team has hosted a car show on the Wednesday prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise featuring their own personal cars. From Corvettes to ratrods, classic Chevys to modern customs, the rides of the designers show an eclectic mix of love for all things automotive.

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Corvette's Signature Design Cues Prevail Over 60 Year History

With the seventh generation of the Chevrolet Corvette just months away, it’s a good time to take a look at just what makes a Corvette look like a Corvette.

For example, it’s been 60 years since the XP-122 Motorama concept car took the public by storm in 1952, leading to the 1953 debut model, but you can instantly tell it’s a Corvette just as much as the latest 2013 427 Collector Edition convertible.

Tom Peters, GM performance vehicle design director, says each generation of Corvette shares some common elements which create a consistent Corvette theme that is expressive, distinctly American, artful, and passionate.

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