Details of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Leaked Ahead of Detroit Debut


  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Picture

    In profile, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette reveals its stretched C-pillar and huge quarter panel vents. | December 27, 2012

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Just the Facts:
  • Leaked technical drawings appear to show details of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.
  • The images were posted on an online forum and appear to have come from an owner's manual or training literature.
  • Most of the details look similar to the numerous spy photos that have been shown already, including the seat design and more radical rear end.

SANTA MONICA, California — More documents on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette have leaked out of General Motors and they appear to confirm much of the new sports car's design. The documents were posted to an online Corvette forum by a reader who did not disclose where the drawings came from.

The drawings appear to be part of an owner's manual or technical guide of some kind, as they point out various features of the car using numbered captions. Unfortunately, most of the information contained in the captions was cut out of the photos, so precise technical details are still unknown.

What the drawings do show, however, are the exterior contours of the C7 Corvette that will differentiate the new car from the current C6 model. Most of the exterior looks similar to the artist's renderings we posted recently that were based on camouflaged prototypes. Notable features include the much more stylized rear end and huge quarter-panel vents.

The engine bay photo is oddly the least revealing of all, as it only confirms the use of General Motors' new LT1 V8 engine. Combined with the recent leak of the C7's suspension design which showed continued use of the transverse leaf spring setup, and the C7 isn't all that radical from a powertrain standpoint.

The official reveal of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is scheduled for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Edmunds says: By the time Chevrolet gets around to revealing the Corvette, the only thing left to acknowledge will be the price.

Comments

  • It will be different and yet carry over the basic Corvette lines. I have a 2009 that I bought in 2010, my 2005 was purchased late in 2006. Unless your a Corvette freak 99% of the public could not tell them apart. I sold my 05 for $2,000.00 less than I paid for it [to a dealer]. Try that with any other car, period. But the difference in performance between the LS2 in the 05 and the LS3 in the 09 is staggering. I will take it to Gainville this winter like I do with all the Corvettes I have owned, this is number 4. My 68 was a 390 HP 427 w/wide ratio 4-spd Convertible w/.390 rear. Yes it was fast 12.9et @102 1/4mile. The 87 Convertible had the only engine that was available a 350ci automatic. It ran 12.5 @105. The difference was traction, tires, limited slip rear,and wieght 'lighter'. The 05 LS2 w/400hp 400ft pd,s 2.70 rear but 6 speed auto ran 12.5 @ 109mph. The published 0 to 60 was in 5.6 sec. The published 0 to 60 on the 09 is 4.3, I believe it. The 2014 will have the new LT1 450 hp @ I think 450 ft lb. It should be a monster with that standard engine, it still looks like the LS series but us old timers who recognize LT1 from the old days. But with direct injection the difference will be huge. I was a CUMMINS DIESEL engine dealer for 35 years, new huh. All CUMMINS have had direct injection since the started making them MACK, CAT, INTERNATIOAL almost all smaller diesels used precumbustion chambers. The CUMMINS was always louder but always had more hp per ci. Direct injection gives you cool fuel at high injection pressures and you can calibrate the individual cyllinders, thus no smoke and some fuel 'knock'. I cant wait. There will be alot of C 6 series being traded in, the question is the price.

  • shatner shatner Posts:

    Many cars beat the Corvette in resale value Chief. Even cars like the Civic that are usually beat on by young males. Meanwhile the Corvette is generally babied by old and bald men that do not put many miles on it.

  • ghenry0007 ghenry0007 Posts:

    "Love it or hate it territory"; it's gonna take some growing on me. A lot of growing, as a matter of fact. It looks like Darth Vader's helmet.

  • viss1 viss1 Posts:

    That dash reminds me a LOT of the C4's.

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