Is the C7 Corvette Z06 Reveal Happening in Detroit at the 2014 NAIAS?
We’ve already seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray, as well as the upcoming limited-to-500 Premiere Edition of the seventh generation Chevy sports car. But that doesn’t mean the rumors about the C7 are anywhere close to dying down. Back in March we ran this story, from contributor Rick Tavel, suggesting that Chevy needed to reassert the Corvette’s supremacy in light of both external and internal (Camaro ZL1) competition.
Now, Jalopnik is reporting they heard from a reliable source at the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock Park that the seventh-generation Z06 and the C7.R race car will be unveiled together at an upcoming car show. They believe that the wraps could come off the two cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming January, where the C7 was unveiled to the world back in January.
Naturally, none of this speculation has been confirmed by GM, according to Carbuzz, but that website does believe January 2014 could well be right. Meanwhile, no one knows how much Chevy will up the ante on the Z06, but Carbuzz believes the new Z06 could well hit the 600 horsepower mark, up from the current 505 in the C6.
No one but Chevy knows for sure, but we believe that the C7.R might be shown to the world before January as there will most likely be a testing weekend for the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona in December. However, that doesn’t mean the new racer won’t be there alongside the Z06 at its reveal. After all, Chevy did the same thing in 2005 with the C6.R.
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