by Keith Cornett
A 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 a clear sound of the throaty exhaust sound coming from the Gen V small block which will power the new Corvette.
Also on hand for comparison testing was the new Camaro ZL1. In the video we see a C7 prototype pull out onto the street from a gas station and then the Camaro falls in behind it. It’s apparent that the new sports car is smaller in stature compared to its muscle car sibling.
Then there is that exhaust sound which comes at the end of the video and that is just music to our ears. We expect GM to begin releasing details of the Corvette’s new Gen V power plant in the near future as we get closer to the debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in January. In the mean time, our speculation is that the new engine will return as a 6.2L V8 and will feature direct injection, variable valve timing and other fuel saving technologies.
The new Corvette was heavily camouflaged but that didn’t stop the spy photographers from capturing the visible portion of the seats. Inside Line proclaims them a huge upgrade over the current ‘spongy? seats and hope the new ?race quality buckets? will make it into production.