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All-New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Unveiled at NAIAS

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[Updated 1/14/2013 with walkaround video by executive chief engineer, Tadge Juechter]

Speculation is over. Here are real photos of the next generation C7 Corvette.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1G in cornering grip.

“Like the ’63 Sting Ray, the best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences,” said General Motors North America President Mark Reuss. “The all-new Corvette goes farther than ever, thanks to today’s advancements in design, technology and engineering.”

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The all-new Corvette Stingray shares only two parts with the previous generation Corvette. It incorporates an all-new frame structure and chassis, a new powertrain and supporting technologies, as well as completely new exterior and interior designs.

Notable features:

  • An interior that includes real carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials, two new seat choices – each featuring a lightweight magnesium frame for exceptional support – and dual eight-inch configurable driver/infotainment screens
  • Advanced driver technologies, including a five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors 12 vehicle attributes to the fit the driver’s environment and a new seven-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching that anticipates gear selections and matches engine speed for perfect shifts every time
  • An all-new 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine combines advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system that delivers more power while using less fuel
  • Lightweight materials, including a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels; carbon-nano composite underbody panels and a new aluminum frame help shift weight rearward for an optimal 50/50 weight balance that supports a world-class power-to-weight ratio
  • A sculptured exterior features advanced high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting and racing-proven aerodynamics that balance low drag for efficiency and performance elements for improved stability and track capability
  • Track-capable Z51 Performance Package including: an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, integral brake, differential and transmission cooling, as well as a unique aero package that further improves high-speed stability.

Missed the hype surrounding the next generation C7 Corvette? Below is a video of the 2014 Corvette walkaround video featuring Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, who shows us the all-new seventh-generation Corvette’s perfect balance of technology, design and performance that makes it worthy of the iconic Stingray designation.

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13 Comments
 
  1. Rich Stomp January 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Looks like they are trying to copy the 458 Italia.

  2. eBay Motors January 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Did you like it overall though?

    • KEN January 27, 2013 at 6:53 am Reply

      I think they missed it i dont like it at all ..

  3. jawad January 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    {{thank|convey|impart|} you {very|rattling|real|really|} {much|more|often|overmuch|some|such|untold|}

  4. Dralene Wong January 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply

    OMG we love it we own a 89 vette and had a 78 silver anniversary.The 89 is pushing 2200hp.I truely love this new style.Wishing you all the best in bringing it to the Canadian market and all over the world.Thanks so much for the video Tim Wong and Darlene Wong.

    • Darlene Wong January 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm Reply

      Are 89 is on Mission race way web site and utube Tim Wong 89 vette.

  5. BuzGuy January 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm Reply

    The C-7 is worthy of the Corvette name and history. The car is just terrific in my opinion and Chevy has done it again with another great milestone in its performance car history. WELL DONE CHEVROLET!!!

  6. Russell K January 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply

    I love it! I think they’ve really done a good job on the overall appeal of the car. It looks like a modern exotic supercar, while still retaining enough of the traditional Corvette look to let everyone know its a Corvette. This being the first time I’ve ever seen the car, I cannot comment on it’s performance, but in the looks department, they really hit the mark, a beautiful car that anyone would be proud to be seen in.

  7. eBay Motors January 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm Reply

    Did any of you manage to get some of the remaining press releases still available here on eBay Motors for your own piece of history? http://bit.ly/YcQd7t

  8. C5 Cruiser January 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm Reply

    I’ve been a Corvette guy since 1975 (when I bought my first Vette) but I’m not sure about this one.
    The engine runs and 4 cylinders when the engine is not fully used? WHAT!?! I don’t know about that Tim.
    It didn’t work for Cadillac, I don’t think it’s going to work for Corvette.
    I’m keeping my C5.

    • drg669 January 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

      It has been working on the pickups for years-you can’t even tell when
      it shuts into the 4 cylinders.

  9. C5 Cruiser January 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Drg669 let’s not forget that’s its a Corvette.

  10. eBay Motors January 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply

    C5 Cruiser,

    We’d love to see photos of your C5! Do you have it up on the eBay Garage here yet? http://bit.ly/Td46U6

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