The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette will debut on Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. The countdown was kicked off with the unveiling of the new Crossed Flags logo for the new 2014 Corvette at Road Atlanta, where Corvette Racing marked its sweeping win at the 2012 production-based American Le Mans Series GT championships.
Chevrolet took the manufacturer’s championship while Corvette Racing got the team championship. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were the champion drivers with four wins in the nine races that come before the Petit Le Mans, the 2012 ALMS season finale. With these championships, Corvette Racing is clearly the most successful team throughout ALMS history, with 77 class wins, eight drivers’ championships, and nine manufacturer and team championships since 2001.
In the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team got seven class victories since 2001. For the 2013 ALMS season, Corvette Racing will promote the C6.R. It’s likely that the C7.R will make its racing debut in 2014. The Crossed Flags logo has been used as a Corvette hallmark since its introduction in 1953. The logo had always been a pair of flags.
One featured a racing checkered flag while the other one has the Chevrolet “bowtie” emblem and a French fleur-de-lis. Over the years, the design has evolved and has been seen in over 1.5 million Corvettes assembled between 1953 and today.
The Crossed Flags design for the seventh-generation Corvette is more technical, more angular and has a more swept look in proportion to represent the new car. It also offers a more detailed look, demonstrating greater depth, color and attention to detail. Over 100 variations were examined before the final design was chosen. The new Crossed Flags design will be seen first on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette.