Leaked: Chevrolet Corvette C7 renderings

Article by Christian A., on December 28, 2012

The looks of the next-generation Corvette C7 will be significantly different, according to the illustrations uploaded on an internet forum. The C7’s rear appears more technical with a big diffuser-type arrangement in the lower bumper. The legendary quad rear lights will develop into units that are reminiscent of those used on the existing Camaro.

When looking at the Corvette C7’s profile, we see that it kept its sweeping glasshouse. However, the front end seems to be sleeker. Furthermore, it features more elaborate side vents.

The interior will keep the trademark cockpit feel of the Corvette. Its controls will be positioned towards the driver. It will feature a high level of equipment, which includes electric seats and a telematics system.

It will come with a Track Overlay function, which will be seen in a centre console-mounted screen, giving it the capability of displaying a track outline with the vehicles position. It will also be equipped with a g-force meter and a steering angle indicator.

Most of the existing car’s analogue/LCD display will be replaced by a TFT screen. The electric hood will be operated by a button beside the steering wheel, confirming that convertible version will be available together with the coupe.

The new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray redefines modern performance as it debuts the symbolic Stingray designation exclusive to Corvettes with the right balance of performance, design as well as technology.

Deemed as the most powerful standard model there is, the 2014 Corvette Stingray boasts a 335 kW horsepower and a torque of 610 Nm or 450 lb.-ft. It is also considered as the most capable among the standard models as it can accelerate from 0-60 within four seconds or less and it also reaches more than 1g in its cornering grip. Among all the versions of Chevrolet Corvette, the 2014 model is expected to excel in fuel efficiency with an EPA rating that exceeds the previous model’s estimated 26 mpg.

Mark Reuss, President of General Motors in North America said that just like the 1963 Sting Ray, the greatest Corvettes employ leadership in performance, delivery of front-line and pioneering technologies, spectacular designs and a remarkable driving experience. The new Corvette is an epitome of these attributes as it is made with the best technology, engineering as design.

This new C7 Stingray only shares two of the previous generation Corvette’s parts. It features a totally new chassis and frame structure, new powertrain as well as supporting technologies. It also debuts all-new designs for its interior and exterior.

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