Thursday, December 27, 2012
Unofficial Picture: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
We’ve already spied the C7 Corvette out testing with varying amounts of camouflage. The 2014 Corvette’s design will be mostly evolutionary, while pulling cues from the 2009 Corvette Centennial Concept. As we’ve already seen, the C7 Corvette will maintain the concepts flared fenders, aggressive rear vents, and central-mounted quad tailpipes. The overall shape of the 2014 Corvette is reminiscent of past models with the long, bulging nose and rounded greenhouse. From these renderings, it looks like the C7 will gain more conventional C-pillars in place of the rounded glass hatch on the C6 Corvette. The most dramatic change for the Corvette is around back: gone are the four, round taillights – in their place are four squared-off, deep-set clusters that clearly recall the lights on the Camaro.
These renderings also give us a good look at some of the advanced technology that the 2014 Corvette will offer. The heavily-upgraded interior will offer niceties such as heated and cooled seats, a cluster with traditional gauges and a digital screen (similar to that on the 2013 SRT Viper), and track-specific IP overlay. That track overlay looks to include things like steering angle, transmission gear, lap time, speed, G-forces, RPM, stability control setting, and even an GPS tracking map.
Powering the 2014 C7 Corvette will be General Motors’ new LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine. GM says the LT1 will make at least 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque while returning 26 mpg on the highway in the C7 Corvette. The new V-8 will be paired with a seven-speed manual in the 2014 Corvette. Compared to the current C6 Corvette’s 6.2-liter V-8, the C7 will be up at least 20 hp and 26 lb-ft, and maintain the current car’s highway fuel economy.
Thanks to: Motor Trend