Our friend Adam Boca is at the Lone Star Classic Corvette show on behalf of the NCM Insurance Agency and the National Corvette Museum. Earlier today he tweeted that a Lime Rock Green C7 Corvette would be making an appearance at the Corvette show. And now we see that the first video showing the newest green Stingray has been uploaded to facebook.
Yesterday, news that the 2014 Corvette Stingray was spied on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier during filming on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. broke wide open. We brought you some video of the film shoot on Friday but thanks to professional photographer Glyn Lowe Photoworks who was on the scene during the filming, we’ve got a nice little gallery of new photos to share with you.
Jalopnik found this video showing the filming in Washington D.C. of the latest Marvel Comic’s Avengers series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the video, we see a Black 2014 Corvette Stingray pull up and actor Chris Evans aka Captain America walks down the sidewalk and stops at the passenger side door.
The latest Faces of GM video focuses on the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s aerodynamic performance. Aero Performance Engineer John Bednarchik discusses the design features they learned from testing with Corvette Racing and why working on the new Corvette is so special to him.
It’s the middle of May and that means its time for the annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show. For the last 33 years, Dorthan, Alabama’s Circle City Corvette club caravans down to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of Corvette fun and camaraderie. Special guests for this year’s show will include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Corvette exterior designer Kirk Bennion and NCM director Wendell Strode.
Larry Jewett Vettes for Vets is an annual, all-Corvette car show organized to honor the hard work and dedication veterans have committed to our country. On Sunday, May 26, the general public can enjoy a free Corvette car show in the parking lot behind the California Automobile Museum and free museum admission for all veterans. All visitors will enjoy our new exhibit Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age, which opens May 25. Vettes
When you've got a winner, you take on all comers. That's the strategy Corvette and its ad agency are taking as the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray hits the showroom floor in the third quarter of this year.
The short answer is no, but a recent post on the Forum leaves us wondering. User Larry/car recently posted that his 1995 C4 was close to turning 10,000 miles and he doesn’t know what to do. In fairness, this is Larry’s secondary Vette (yeah, he’s got another one). But still, why do we buy these cars? Presumably to drive and enjoy. Yet, we can’t help but notice a minority that buy Corvettes to polish, stare
According to Autoblog.com, the C7 Corvette ZR1 is already in development. Spy photos shot by KGP photography caught a pair of C7 Corvette Stingrays leaving the GM test center along with European sports cars; namely, the Audi R8 V10, Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12c and Porsche 911 Carrera S. All the cars were last seen headed down the same twisty back-roads used to refine the C7 with the goal of benchmarking the Stingray ZR1.
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.
The opening seminar at the 2013 National Corvette Museum’s Bash Event was the C7 Corvette Chassis Development with Mike Bailey and Jim Mero. Bailey talks about the design and engineering aspects of the new chassis while Mero’s focus was test driving to tune and refine the driving experience.
Indianapolis 500 race officials announced today that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will pace the 97th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. This will be the 12th time that a Corvette paces the race.
Our friend Nick Saporito at GM Inside News uncovered something new about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray that we think is pretty cool. Like the latest Cadillac’s with their CUE infotainment center, when you fire up the new Stingray, you’ll hear an audio clip play. Well Nick and the gang at GMInsideNews.com has uncovered that audio clip.
Great news for Indy 500 Corvette pace car fans. Autoweek is claiming that the 2014 Corvette Stingray will be the pace car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and they say they have the spy photos to prove it. The photos show a specially-equipped Laguna Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray with safety lights testing at the Milford Proving Grounds.
Last Friday at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash Event, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Product Manager Harlan Charles delivered their 2014 Corvette Stingray seminar to a capacity crowd. With so much information coming out about the new Corvette, the seminar lasted nearly two full hours!
The LT nameplate has a long and storied performance history for Corvette and General Motors. Looks like a new chapter could well be added by the seventh generation of the ‘Vette.
by Rick TavelSpecial to Corvette Forum© 4-29-2013 All rights reservedWhile recovering from some surgery, I had the opportunity to catch up on reading that I had neglected over the past weeks. Since I am in the midst of writing a multi-part article on the advertising history of the Corvette, one commentary written by Peter De Lorenzo, better known as the “autoextremist”, immediately captured my attention, “Marketing the Corvette: What GM Doesn’t Get”. Peter De Lorenzo
At the conclusion of the National Corvette Museum’s annual Bash event, the Lagnua Blue Corvette Stingray Coupe and the Night Race Blue Convertible were taken outside and loaded onto an auto transporter for destinations unknown. We were still at the NCM just after 5pm on Saturday when we noticed the staff was preparing to move the Corvettes. Lucky for us, we caught the whole event on video.
The Corvette Museum’s Annual Bash was in full swing on Friday and the biggest crowds were always around the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible on display in the conference room.
Get your checkbooks ready! The Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray will sport a $51,995 base price, including destination fee. The C7 Convertible will begin at $56,995. Both of these prices reflect a $1400 premium over the outgoing C6. Power and torque get a boost too, both rated at 450 (horsepower and lb-ft, respectively).Standard features on the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray include:-Seating with lightweight magnesium frames for exceptional support, and 8-way power adjustment-Five-position Drive Mode Selector that tailors
With the base Corvette Stingray already unveiled to the world months ago, everyone is now eagerly waiting to see what Chevy does with the higher-performance models like the Z06 and ZR1.
“Never seen rain” is a common saying among Corvette “polishers”. But just because its raining, that doesn’t mean that testing comes to a halt with the new 2014 Corvette Stingray. We picked up this gem of a pic on twitter from LaFontaine Chevrolet in Dexter, MI showing a Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray driving in the wet.
We received reports that a C7 Corvette Stingray had been spotted multiple times in and around Phoenix, AZ. It remained elusive but someone finally got video of it! Check it out and don't forget to comment here.
We got a nice surprise this morning as GM has finally issued the official 2014 Corvette Stingray Ordering Guide. The guide lists all the features and options available and its release tells us that the ability to place an order for the new Corvette at your local Chevy dealership is just around the corner.
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.
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how it believes the Corvette—perhaps growing irrelevant during its long journey to some people (though certainly not to the legions of enthusiasts who worship the ground it rolls on)—has suddenly become cool again with the introduction of the C7. WSJ says a strange thing has suddenly happened to Corvette on its 60-year-old trip to irrelevance for some: It became relevant again. “For example, the car's half-century-old
One of the more useful features available on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible is the operation of the new top. Designers completed remade the top and its operational process, allowing the opening and closing at speeds of up to 30 mph. Drivers also have the ability to operate the top hands free with the new key fob. While at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we located GM’s car wrangler to get this shot
On Friday at 6 pm EST, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible made its way to the center stage at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. Up for grabs was the right to buy the very first retail production Corvette Stingray Convertible when it becomes available later this year. In the front row sat Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid $1 million for first Stingray Coupe at Barrett-Jackson’s
Helen Emsley tells autos.aol.com that she was afraid of seeing the headline, "British woman kills Corvette."ť But there was no need for the GM designer who was put in charge of the dazzling makeover of the C7 Corvette's interior to feel that way. Some people might be surprised that GM named the British woman who had no history with the American sports car icon, but not to worry, you male fans of the Corvette,
by Rick Tavel special to Corvette Forum © 3-17-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without PermissionHere’s the dilemma. Though it certainly isn't unique to me, I know some of you either have wrestled with or are currently wrestling with the same conundrum. It often happens when a new generation of our favorite car comes to market. It’s the developmental strategy that the Corvette has adhered to from the very first generation that complicates our decision – the strategy that
by Rick Tavel special to Corvette Forum© 3-17-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without PermissionDispelling the recent rumors that the new C7 Corvette Stingray's starting price will be approaching or topping $70K, Alan Taylor, automotive journalist and TV personality, said the new Corvette Convertible will retail for about $60K. During a segment on ABC's popular morning TV show,"LIVE with Kelly and Michael," Taylor introduced and literally uncovered several of the new cars being displayed and
When the 2014 Corvette Stingray hits the market later this year, it won't really be a product of just Chevrolet and General Motors. In the background will be numerous companies providing their expertise in certain areas to help make the Stingray the best car it can be. One of those companies is International Automotive Components (IAC), which will be playing a key role in the highly anticipated—and much improved—interior of the seventh generation Corvette.
by Rick Tavel special to Corvette Forum © 3-17-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without PermissionIf you are like most enthusiasts about this time of year you are experiencing a bad case of “cabin fever”. Shut in by the cold and the snow and too early to wake your hibernating car from its winter sleep and take it for its initial Spring cruise, you can’t help but think of the warm weather and all of
This year's NCM Bash will offer Corvette enthusiasts a special excuse to head to Bowling Green for the annual event that traditionally offers the first in-person look at the new models. So if you’re tired of just drooling over photos of the C7 on the Internet, here’s your first chance to get up close to real 2014 Corvette Stingray coupes and convertibles â€“ plus have a chance to hear many members of the Chevrolet
Want to enter to win a 2014 Stingray? Then head over to RaceToWinCorvette and sign up! If you happen to win, you'll also recieve a free trip for two to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans—which should be on every gearhead's bucket list. By any measure, that's a pretty wicked prize package. But it's only part of the story. The fine print of the contest states that the "approximate value" of the new Vette is $72k.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its West Coast debut at the big 60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago, and there for the occasion were several Corvette notables, including designer Kirk Bennion. Bennion took a few moments to talk with a reporter from the L.A. Times to discuss his efforts on what is just the seventh generation of the 60-year-old sports car. If you’ve
It seems that where ever the 2014 Corvette Stingray goes, there’s an unveiling. Last weekend in the Corvette Corral tent at the 12 Hours of Sebring wasn’t any different. With Corvette Chief Engineer beginning his discussion about the next generation car, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles and Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman pulled the cover off the Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray Coupe to a huge round of applause (and a few tears) from
The Corvette Team’s annual seminar to Corvette owners and enthusiasts at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring included a very special guest – the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe. Team Members Tadge Juechter, Harlan Charles and Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman each spoke about the new 7th Generation Corvette and then answered questions from the crowd. This seminar was held the morning of Friday March 15th which also featured the unveiling of
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. In case you don't know what a
Editor’s note: We posted this video from our new CorvetteVideos.TV website onto our Facebook page Saturday night. The video generated a lot of comments about the direction of the new Corvettes rear end design so we wanted to share it with our non-facebook friends as well. For months now, the Internet has been abuzz over the rear end of the seventh-generation Corvette. Some old-timers have made no secret that they don’t care much for
The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its first visit to the Southeast United States this weekend where it was on display at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. The Stingray Coupe was situated on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton’s golf course and it was joined by white versions of Corvettes from each of the previous C1-C6 generations. This Corvette Stingray is the same Cyber Gray Corvette Coupe that was out at the Petersen Auto Museum
You couldn’t blame Harlan Charles for pinching himself every now and then, just to make sure he’s not dreaming. As a child, he loved reading the sports car books that his father would bring to him from Europe. Those books were very nationalistic, Charles remembers, “so you’d always see the little flags where the cars were from, and most of the time… the only car with the American flag was the Corvette. And I
When you drop the top on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, there’s no denying that this new sports car is all Corvette. We especially like the dual black accent panels on the rear deck behind the seat backs. Returning from the C6 Corvette is the sports car’s signature “waterfall” design which brings the exterior into the interior between the two seats.
Chevrolet has been trying for generations to sell Corvettes in Europe, but no matter how good the C5 and C6 were, they didn't seem to hit it off with overseas buyers—at least in large numbers. With the much-improved seventh-generation Stingray, Chevy obviously feels it has done its homework and has turned the C7 into a true world-class sports car, complete with a sophisticated and classy interior.
Like any popular rock star, the 2014 Corvette is on tour to showcase its latest release. After last weekend’s West Coast stop at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the C7 Corvette will be heading to the East Coast were it will be shown at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida on March 8th â€“ 10th. This year’s show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Sting Ray in addition to showing
Chevy hasn’t been forthcoming about what, if any, tricks are up its sleeve to increase the horsepower in future renditions of the C7. We’ve been left to hope that the much beloved Z06 and ZR1 will live on in the new generation of the Corvette. Now comes a little more hope for at least a ZR1, thanks to a photo taken by Car and Driver as the Stingray convertible prepared to make its debut
Chevrolet has already released several batches of photos showing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible over the last coupe of days, but now that the Geneva Motor Show is finally here, we get a chance to learn all the details regarding the seventh generation convertible. The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible features a fully electronic fabric top that can be operated with the key fob. Sales of the new Convertible Stingray model will begin in late
It's generally a breeze to park at the Petersen. But last Saturday, the garage was packed to capacity with Corvettes of every era, and the crowds that came to check out the 60th Anniversary Celebration were sent to lots across the street. Our photographer lived just around the corner from the museum, and said this is the most packed he'd ever seen the museum. Check out pics from the event below! Related Stories:Historic Vettes at the Petersen for
To celebrate Corvette's 60th Anniversary the Petersen devoted a sizable chunk of its second floor to showcase some of the hottest cars from every generation along with some wild ones never meant for mass production. The 1956 Corvette SR-2 pictured above was special ordered—and raced—by Harley Earl's son, and is still campaigned in vintage events today. Also on hand were the 1953 Corvette EX-122 Motorama Prototype, a 1960 Cunningham Le Mans Team Car, the mid-engine 1960 CERV 1 "Chevrolet
The Petersen Automotive Museum pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Corvette's 60th birthday. I was a little disappointed that the General couldn't spare an actual car—instead of the design study pictured here—because I was hoping to sit in the new cockpit. That said, I was blown away by the presence of this car has. I'm not totally sold on the creases in the hood, but the design team did a hell of a
by Rick Tavel 2-27-13As you probably know by now, Peterson Automotive Museum is hosting a terrific tribute to the Corvette this weekend in honor of America’s sports car’s 60th Anniversary. Hundreds of Corvettes, several distinctive and historically important, will be exhibited at arguably the finest automobile museum in the country. The West Coast unveiling of the new C7 which will take place on Friday and Saturday surrounded by historic examples from every generation, like the
by Rick TavelCorvette ForumIf you weren't lucky enough to be at the media introduction of the new Corvette C7 in Detroit on 1-13-13, don’t worry. Amid historically significant Corvettes of every generation, the West Coast unveiling will take place this weekend at the legendary Petersen Museum. You can get all the details on how to attend here. This event is a “must” event for every real “Vetter!” Over 200 Corvettes will be on display on the roof of the
Just days after Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering said the new C7 may not be capable of producing much more than 700-hp, Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced it plans to offer two very powerful engine performance upgrades for the 2014 Corvette Stingray later this year. Lingenfelter expressed reservations last week about the upper limits of the new LT1 engine being much lower than the current LS1 engine. But Hennessey seems to have no
By all accounts, Chevrolet has a hit on its hands with the new C7 Corvette Stingray Coupe but already the automotive journos are looking to the future as they ask what’s next for GM’s halo car. Earlier this week was the report from Motor Trend that the C7 Corvette ZR1 could be packing 700 horsepower. Now from Road & Track, we get the opportunity to see just what a C7 Corvette ZR1 might look
Tuners have had a field day with the LS family of V8 engines from General Motors, improving their performance levels to pull upwards of an amazing 1,000-hp from them in some cases. Now that the LT1 motor has upped the ante to at least 450-hp in the base Stingray for the 2014 model year, tuners should be able to get even higher numbers than they are with the current LS1 motor, right? Not so
by John CoyleCorvette ForumWe just got some awesome news. To celebrate Corvette's 60th birthday, the C7 prototype is being shipped to Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum for its official West Coast debut. As you'd expect, there are going to be some amazing historic machines—the oldest Vette, Zora's personal '63 Grand Sport, '59 Corvette Italia by Scaglietti—and some big names on hand for the event.Corvette’s Racing honcho Doug Fehan and driver Tommy Millner attend a
by John CoyleCorvette ForumThis sure didn't take long. Our buddies over at CorvetteBlogger got the official word from Chevrolet’s communications manager for Corvette/Camaro, Monte Doran. Here's the General's official statement: We can confirm that during routine testing, a Stingray was involved in a one-car accident. During evaluation, due to driver error the inside tire caught the edge of the pavement during a tight corner, leading to the accident. Thankfully, no one was hurt, the
by John Coyle CorvetteForum No aspect of the C7 Stingray has caused more controversy than the taillights. And while we've seen some renderings of what the new Vette would look like with traditional round lamps, this is the first I've seen of a kit for those who can't get past the new look. But is it real? More importantly—do you think they'd sell if they were? The address mentioned in the ad is for an Italian
by Keith CornettCorvette BloggerAccording to our friends at Autoweek, Chevrolet is planning on holding the unveiling of the the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. Autoweek cites sources for the info and claim that the Stingray will be a 2014 model and that it could be in dealer showrooms at the end of the year. Following the successful reveal of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe, images of a Stingray
by Rick Tavel© 1-20-2013 All Rights ReservedLike so many of you I spent my Friday and Saturday with Barrett-Jackson closely watching the best of over 1400 cars that were being auctioned during the week and trying to determine just how much better the collector car market has become since the 2008 economic crash. If Craig Jackson is correct, he predicted that this year’s auction will top their best ever auction which was held in 2007.
by Rick Tavel© 1-22-2013 All Rights ReservedAs the 2013 Scottsdale auctions wrap up it is more than obvious that the collector car market has made a complete and remarkable recovery from the devastating downturn of a few years ago. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, commenting on his company’s exemplary results said, “It was a tremendous auction, and everything worked beyond our expectations.” And that pretty well summed up all of the major auction companies
Check out this video of the three 2014 Corvette Stingrays testing in Arizona. You can hear an exclamation followed by a few expletives from the driver when he first views the Stingrays and then he follows them into a parking lot and strikes up a conversation with the drivers. First of all, you can’t help but to notice the tail lights flickering when the brakes are applied. We didn’t notice this at NAIAS when
One of the things you will notice when sitting inside the new 2014 Corvette Stingray are the two eight-inch high definition screens. The screen on the center stack is for displaying the advanced infotainment system that is called Chevy MyLink, plus it shows enhanced OnStar with 3D navigation maps. But for many, the coolness factor is enhanced by what is behind that screen. Due to advancements in auto electronics, automakers are no longer confined
It’s become something of a weekend tradition for many folks to watch Sunday Morning on CBS. This past week, reporter Lee Cowan took the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for a spin, including a trip down Memory Lane, and the result was a very flattering video about our favorite sports car. “General Motors is hoping the new Stingray will put America’s oldest auto nameplate back in the winner’s circle,” Cowan said. “Unleashed in Detroit last
At the 2013 North American International Auto Show, CorvetteBlogger spoke with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray and many of the features on the new car. In addition to its eye-catching design, the new 2014 Corvette Stingray possesses a wide array of new technology that will change how drivers look at the new Stingray. From Active Rev to launch control, Tadge fills us in how drivers will interact with
Now that the cat is out of the bag, the 2014 Corvette Stingrays are now testing with their camouflage off. One youtuber came in contact with two Stingrays on the backroads of Southern Arizona. The Corvettes being tested were Black and Laguna Blue. This is the first we’ve seen the new Blue color and it looks great out in the Arizona sunshine. The video description says the Corvettes were “being road tested on Apache
One of the biggest upgrades to the new 2014 Corvette Stingray is without a doubt the new seats. Finally realizing that there isn’t a one-seat-fits-all option, Chevrolet is now offering two styles of seats in the new Corvette. The GT seat is the standard seat and provides all-around comfort while the Competition Sport seat has a more aggressive side bolstering which provides greater support on the track. The new Corvette seats, like everything else
How appropriate! Guess who made the winning bid for the first press kit for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray being auctioned off by General Motors to raise money for the American Cancer Society? The Chamber of Commerce in Bowling Green, Ky., where the new car will be assembled, placed the high bid of $4,300 for the press kit after an auction on eBay this week. “The Corvette is part of our DNA in Bowling
by Rick Tavel © 1-16-13 All Rights Reserved One13thirteen has come and gone, and the unveiling Chevrolet promised was everything that loyal Corvette enthusiasts expected. Though the final design was no real surprise to those who've have been following it closely for more than a year. The renderings of the 2014 Corvette C7 from Jalopnik, Car & Driver, and others were strikingly close to the car unveiled Sunday.But even though most of the renderings were surprisingly
Like many new things, or variations of old, beloved things, the new C7 Corvette is stirring up controversy – most people think it’s revolutionary, and then there are those of you who just can’t get past the headlights…Love ItI saw the car in person today and it is smoking! If you think the tail lights look like a Camaro you probably haven't seen it in person. They look like nothing I've seen on ANY car.
"Europe, you can forget your old-world snobbishness. America's great sports car is today re-born. It's recognizably a Corvette, but its every component has had a hard-reset. If you want your hammering front-engined V8 rumble to come wrapped in the iridescent technologies of our age, you've come to the right place." –Paul Horrell, TopGear.com "No matter that the Corvette ZR1 is faster than an Enzo and a 911 around the 'Ring. No matter that a Z06 regularly spanks BMWs at
There are plenty of members who keep their cars bone stock. And that's cool—it's their car. But there are load of folks who have boxes of parts stacked in the garage before they've even taken delivery, and can't be cured of the "mod bug." Over the last couple of days, renderings have started to trickle out, and we're seen everything from a convertible, to a round-taillight version, to versions sporting sexy HREs to the
CF Member loquinho is one of the few—kidding people—who doesn't like the new taillights, so he fired up Photoshop and rendered this pic. He's been getting some good reactions from the membership. I particularly like the stealth treatment he gave to this baby. And he's not the only one virtually undoing the General's handiwork. There's also another thread where bruiser posted another rendering, showing a Night Race Blue Model in ZR1 trim, and that one looks
Is it real? Probably not. But it's a good indication of what the C7 could look like when it sheds its top. masksqueeze has posted another picture from the rear over on the on the Forum. See what members are saying! >>>
VIN 0001 if officially going up for sale, and you can read the General's official statement below. So how much will it go for? The first SRT Viper garnered a paltry—ha ha—300k when it hit the block in June of 2012. But when the first 2013 427 was offered to the crowd last January, it went for double that, commanding a cool 600k. That seems to indicate the C7 should fetch a pretty penny.
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger Here's your chance to help one of the world's leading charities, while at the same time showing your love for the Chevrolet Corvette. Whenever a new car comes out, the media is commonly hit with a barrage of information in a press kit. A lot of times, that's not cause for excitement, but when the kit is about an iconic car like the Corvette, it usually becomes an instant collectible. Case
Our buddies at Kerbeck were kind enough to post the General's official renderings of the ten color options we'll see for the C7 Corvette. There's nothing really earth-shattering about the palate—no color-shifting, Barbie Pink or matte finishes are on the menu—and the biggest news is the addition of Lime Rock Green. A green hue—the C5 had Dark Bowling Green—hasn't been a factory option since 2001, and while colors generally have to be seen in
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com At the 2014 Corvette reveal in Detroit, we were talking with Corvette’s Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion about the new car. He was holding the front license plate holder and wanted to show us how those who live in a state that mandates a front license plate would affix it to their C7 Corvette. The good news is that the front license plate holder was designed to be integrated into
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com At the 2014 Corvette reveal in Detroit, we were talking with Corvette’s Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion about the new car. He was holding the front license plate holder and wanted to show us how those who live in a state that mandates a front license plate would affix it to their C7 Corvette. The good news is that the front license plate holder was designed to be integrated into
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Somebody at Road & Track is pissed. And the General probably isn't all that thrilled either. But who cares? Click for the large version. See what folks are saying in the Forum here!
The King Is Dead… Long Live the King by Rick Tavel© 1-3-2012 All rights reserved. Do not use without expressed written consent. There’s more than a few “Corvetters” over the top with excitement about 1-13-13. I admit that I am one of them. I mean, really, what do you expect? We’ve been conditioned over six generations for what will be revealed on Sunday evening in Detroit. It will be, if not breathtaking, at least
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com It’s a meme that’s been done before, but with all the interest in the next generation Corvette, enthusiasts will get a kick out of Hitler’s reaction to the 2014 Corvette. Porsche fans, not so much. In this version of the Downfall meme, the Fuhrer finds out the Americans have built a new Corvette – and they are testing it at the Nurburgring. When Hitler finds out how comparable the C7 Corvette is
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com General Motors has done a great job of hyping the reveal of the next generation Corvette, which will debut this Sunday evening at 7 pm. While the event will be held at an undisclosed location in Detroit with only invited media and paid guests from the National Corvette Museum attending, we are now learning that the reveal will be live-streamed on the internet. The Announcement came via Corvette’s Facebook page with the following event
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com All kinds of new cars and trucks will be on display at the North American International Auto Show in the coming days, but we know there will be one star that will shine brighter than all of them put together: the much-awaited 2014 C7 Corvette. After unveiling its seventh-generation sports car to a select group of media and guests on Sunday, Jan. 13, the 2014 Corvette will make its official debut as
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com With just over a week to go until the reveals on January 13th and 14th, Corvette enthusiasts are beginning to dance around like a 4 year who urgently needs to use the restroom. The anticipation grows as each day of the calendar flips over. Forbes Magazine chimed in Monday with their take on the highly anticipated 2014 C7 Corvette. The good news is that you don't have to wait another week to
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com On Sunday evening, Corvette Forum member “Blue Ox” promised a Christmas gift for those that follow the C7 threads and then proceeded to post a bevy of images that appear to come from a service manual or user’s guide. Last week a similar image of the C7′s nose was leaked. Included in the image dump is a definitive view of the C7 Corvette’s rear end, an interior drawing showing the drivers cockpit
The Corvette Enthusiast’s Night Before Christmas By Rick Tavel ©2012 All Rights Reserved Twas the night before Christmas, and in the garage Was a brand new C7, engineered by Tadge! It’d been years in the making, and soon would be shown To frustrated enthusiasts who had started to moan! He kept it all covered, so no one could see The design and the details, and just what it would be! With Jalopnik’s renderings,
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com Ever since the C7 Corvette has been mentioned, we’ve heard how General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to appeal to a younger audience with the car as it heads into more than 60 years of production. That premise has carried over to the final stages before the seventh generation is unveiled to the public on Jan. 13, 2013 in Detroit. Clay Dean, global director of advanced design at GM, recently explained the background
by John CoyleCorvette ForumAnd the leaks keep on coming. This image was posted on spy photographer Chris Doane's Facebook page yesterday, and is supposedly from a GM service manual for the 2014 C7 Corvette. Is it real? I sure hope so. It's just a drawing, but the curves of the fenders look pronounced and should be quite dramatic on the actual car. The wait is almost over—just over three weeks now until we'll see real deal
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com One of the criticisms that has long dogged the Corvette Team throughout the C6's production has been the perceived lack of quality in the Corvette’s interior. We’ve been hearing about the how the 2014 C7 Corvette will rectify these issues and the third video trailer released this morning on Chevy’s One13Thirteen.com countdown site takes direct aim at the C7's new interior. Called, “CRAFT”, it sets to redefine the narrative by showing
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com For a high-powered sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette doesn't act like it at the gas pump. Now comes word that the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where the Corvette is put together is pretty energy-efficient, too. The Bowling Green facility has become one of 54 to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Corvette plant reduced its use of energy by 26 percent in less than
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com Today is November 29, 2012 and we officially have 45 days to go until the public reveal of the next generation C7 Corvette on 1.13.13 in Detroit. In counting down to the C7′s launch, Chevy has unveiled the second of four teaser videos and this one is called “Calibration”. The voice in the video is Alex McDonald who is a performance integration engineer on the Corvette team. He says the
by Rick TavelCorvetteBlogger.comAs many of you probably realize, preparations for Barrett-Jackson’s world famous January collector car auction are already underway in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction is January 13 through 20. The magnitude of this auction requires Craig Jackson and his team to begin preparing for their flagship Scottsdale auction almost a year in advance. This event is a must for any car enthusiast and for those of you who have never attended a Barrett-Jackson
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.comIn counting down to the official reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette, Chevy has launched www.one13thirteen.com to showcase details of the new sports car before its made public. The first video on the site was unlocked this morning and its called “Conception”.The video features Corvette Team member Kirk Bennion talking about how form follows function. “Performance cars are definitely all about form follows function” Kirk says and then he adds “but I
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com As we get closer to #one13thirteen and the unveiling of the all-new Corvette, we are getting reports from readers who are saying they have seen the camouflaged C7 Corvette show up in the most unlikely of places – on Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 5. Could this mean that players of the Sony franchise game will soon be driving the 2014 Corvette? Forum poster jstickboy13 kicked things off on Saturday with this
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger 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
The C7 Corvette will be unveiled Sunday, January 13, 2013. Here's the official word from GM: “With the new Corvette, we set out to build a world-challenging sports car with design, refinement, efficiency and driver engagement that is second to none. The result is a truly all-new Corvette. There are only two carryover parts from the C6 used in the C7 – the cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel." Today
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBloggerDuring today’s press conference at Road America, Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter accepted the 2012 ALMS GT Manufacturers Championship award for Chevrolet and then used the high profile event to kickoff the countdown for the highly anticipated world debut of the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette. That countdown will culminate on the evening of Sunday, January 13, 2013 when the new Corvette is official revealed in Detroit.Like every new Corvette generation
by Keith CornettCorvetteBloggerA couple of weeks ago, a gaggle of 2014 C7 Corvette prototypes were caught being tested by a GM engineering team in and around the town of Red River, New Mexico. Many new revelations came from spy photos of those tests including the first pics of the newly redesigned seats and steering wheel. This new video from Edmund’s Inside Line rehashes some of those items, but at the end we actually get
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.comPhoto Credit: Mike L on Flickr GM Authority reported Thursday that General Motors has applied for a trademark on the term “Turbo-Jet”. They state that the paperwork was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office back in early August. The iconic phrase was categorized under “exterior and interior badges for motor land vehicles”. It was previously used on second and third generation Corvettes which could often perform like a jet while
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com With recent reports that GM engineers have set up shop in in the town of Red River, New Mexico to test the 2014 C7 Corvette, it was only a matter of time before the shaky and blurry images of the prototypes taken by average citizens were replaced with high-resolution shots from professional spy photographers. AutomobileMag.com published a new round of photos and this time we get a peek inside the new Corvettes
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Photo © 2012 Richard Ziese UPDATE: The discussion about these latest shots is raging over on the Forum. New pics show a glimpse of the interior! And our friends over at Teamspeed have some great additional shots of this latest round of testing.A group of Chevy engineers testing the 2014 C7 Corvette prototypes were spotted in and around the town of Red River, New Mexico late last week. A member on the
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com It’s been a few months since we’ve last seen the next-generation C7 testing in the wild but spy photographers recently caught up with what most believe to be the 2014 Chevy Corvette. While the new Corvette isn’t expected to debut until January at Detroit’s NAIAS auto show, you can still soak in all that horsepower goodness by checking out these spy pics from automobilemag.com and then bang the “Read More” button for
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Our friends at Jalopnik have really proved themselves to be the go-to website when it comes to breaking news on the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette. They created the first renders of the C7 last November and since then, all the spy photos and leaked supplier videos have pretty much confirmed that the new Corvette will look like Jalopnik said it would. Last month, Trinity Animation used the Jalopnik renderings as well
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Using the infamous Jalopnik C7 renderings, spy photos and a leaked supplier video, Trinity Animation has created an animated video of what the 2014 Chevy Corvette might look like when it is unveiled next year. The animated Corvette sports a larger grill opening and LED lined headlight buckets while the rear shows the Camaro-inspired taillights and the 4-port exhaust system that we’ve seen in spyshots. The digitally-enhanced Corvette is shown from all
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com The Corvette Racing program has really become the textbook case of how (and why) a car company goes racing. Not only does the Chevrolet Corvette benefit from the “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” strategy that Zora Duntov outlined nearly 60 years ago while making his case that Chevrolet needs to be a performance brand. Racing also provides a developmental role in validating the car and its individual systems. Those systems
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com During the run-up to the sale of the 2009 Corvette ZR1, we saw many buyers turning to eBay to secure their chance to buy the 638-horsepower sports car. Both dealers and individual sellers jumped into the fray and we saw some outrageous auctions designed to play off the hype and “want factor” of those who wanted to be among the first to own. That’s all well and good when the car is
BlueOx posted this thread comparing Jalopnik's C7 renderings to Ferrari's 599, and as you can imagine, the assertion that the General's team just made a knock off of the Italian Stallion and called it a day brought forth some strong opinions. Whether you can see more than a passing resemblance or not, this thread is worth checking out. And don't miss these other threads below. Stereotypes Regarding Vette Ownership? >> eBay Insanity: $500 Bolts? >>
by John CoyleCorvette Forum Omega Tool Corp. has released a video showing the CAD drawings for the C7's nose. While the company initially said it showed the process for crafting the C6's front clip, it's clear to any Corvette fan that this isn't C6, and it seems to match the leaked drawings Jalopnik published a few months back. This is so brazen that I'm curious if it's an official "leak" designed to build anticipation. But
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant showed off its $131 million construction project to elected officials on Tuesday, as preparations for the C7 Corvette kick into high gear. The plant will be closing to the public for tours on September 14 as the secretive work continues for the highly anticipated next generation. Construction includes a new pretreatment building and a body shop that will have 89 new robots. The end result will
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car. In the video, we see Briscoe behind the wheel of the
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Two C7 Corvette prototypes were sighted earlier this month driving on the streets of Holly, Michigan which is just North of Milford. According to the photographer who spotted the Corvettes, there were two C7 prototypes in a group of about eight cars with the others being Z06s and a ZR1, as well as a Porsche 911S. Here are the comments from Tony, who spotted the Corvette prototypes and uploaded the
by Keith Cornett Corvette Blogger Here is the cover of Car and Driver’s April 2012 Corvette where they name the 2014 Chevy Corvette as one of 25 Cars Worth Waiting For. The C7 Corvette illustration shown on the cover looks to be nearly identical to infamous Jalopnik renderings from last November. Causing the most consternation among Corvette enthusiasts is the rear end rendering which is being described as being way too “Camaro-like”. We have to
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.comInsideLine.com Spy photographers have once again caught up with the 2014 C7 Corvette as it’s undergoing cold weather testing in Ontario, Canada. Instead of just pictures, we have video of what appears to be two C7 prototypes testing in the cold and one segment of tape actually captures the exhaust note coming from the engine. The reactions to actually seeing and hearing the next generation Corvette have been interesting. On GM Inside News,
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger With the introduction of the C7 Corvette coming next year, we’re assuming that the engineering members of the Corvette Team are hard at work with shaking down the new car in a variety of environments. Proving this are these spy photos from our friends at both Jalopnik and Autoblog, who captured two cloaked C7 Corvette prototypes playing in the snow at an unknown location. While the Jalopniks are turning this into a
by John CoyleCorvette ForumWow. Sometime over the weekend, Jalopnik Editor-in-Chief Ray Wert apparently got a look at the C7. A post last night seemed to imply we'd be seeing photos at noon today, but instead we got a pair of renderings and this statement: "None of our sources were willing to go on the record or allow me to run their name for fear they might lose their jobs. That's also why I'm showing
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger An article about the C6 Corvette and the coming C7 redesign hit Bloomberg’s news wire over the weekend and there were some interesting quotes from GM insiders both named and unnamed. Former VP of Product Development Bob Lutz, who helped usher the Corvette ZR1 from pipe dream to Nurburgring terror is back in company’s fold as a consultant and we get to hear his thoughts on the coming next-generation Corvette. The
by Keith Cornett Corvette Blogger With the C7 Corvette under development, we’ve taken a sudden interest in the pipeline of future products coming from General Motors. So after we watched the demo video of the new Cadillac CUE infotainment center and the futuristic customizable gauge cluster, we’re holding out hope that the next generation C7 Corvette will benefit from similar technology. Back in September, Popular Mechanics published an account of writer Colin Mathews prowling Detroit
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger Autoweek has published a batch of photos of what appears to be a C7 Corvette mule captured out in the wild by spy photographer Brian Williams of Brenda Priddy & Co. What is noticeable right away on the Cyber Grey Corvette Grand Sport appears to be a lengthened wheel base. Judging by the gap around the front tires, we’re looking at a wheelbase that appears to be at least a couple
by John CoyleCorvette ForumEarlier today, Inside Line tweeted this interesting tid-bit about the C7: "A trusted source tells us the C7 Corvette will be offered with a 7-speed manual gearbox. Yes, seven." If you're counting, that's a scant 103 characters—with spaces—but it feels like big news. Porsche has dropped a seven-speed stick into its venerable 911, so it's not like this is an unprecedented number of cogs for a sports car. Personally, I love the
C7 Corvette Rumor Roundupby John CoyleCorvette ForumGenerating buzz is part of the deal when you're running a car company, so it makes sense that GM North American President Mark Reuss would describe the forthcoming C7 Corvette as "completely different" than any of its ancestors. And while I'm as excited as everyone else on the Forum to see the next generation of America's Sports Car, even given the "completely different" line, there are some things safe
LeftLaneNews.com has five images from spy photographer Brian Williams (Brenda Priddy & Co) that appear to show the next generation Corvette will indeed retain its front engine/rear wheel drive layout. The engineering mule is disguised as a Cyber Gray Grand Sport Coupe, but you can see how the proportions of the body are slightly larger than the mule’s wheelbase which gives the impression of the wheels being “tucked in”. Another visible clue that this
A much anticipated C7 Corvette is in the works to be released in 2012 as the 2013 model. Because the fine details of this car are still under wraps, experts and reviewers are taking their best stab at what the car will look and act like when finally released to the masses.Styling - The C7 will become the new badge of the ZR1, bringing a similar look and feel to the new C7. This styling
Hate ItI actually like the rear of the car but despised the headlights. They are ultra cheesy and overwrought with mini Christmas bulbs . I find this absurd ! The 2014 M5 nearby had lamps to die for as did the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the E Mercedes. – John T“IMO there is nothing lasting about the C7 Ricer styling, nothing that deserves the label Stingray, nothing that people will look back upon
General Motors has been tight lipped about the 7th generation of the fabled Chevrolet Corvette but some recent news about $890 million in upgrades to GM’s small block V8 engine facilities have bolstered rumors of new engines. The key piece of information is that the C7 Corvette will not stay with the current 6.2L LS3 engine but instead, it will feature a new 5.5L V8 small block. The rumors suggest that the 5.5L V8 will