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.

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