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The Future of Corvette Development – C7 – Corvette Generation Seven

Corvette C7 Facts and Plausible Speculationion 

Chevrolet has announced that the Corvette Seventh Generation (C7) model is going to be introduced January 13, 2013 as a 2014 model. Because the Corvette only has a major change after 8 or more years and, because many Corvette owners are very passionate about their car, anticipation is high. In some cases, fans spend many hours searching the forums and the internet in general for details. For the past two generation announcements, I have created web pages to track information and speculation.

Although I had not committed to doing a C7 site, a lot of credible information has surfaced, so I decided to organize and maintain it.

However, Chevrolet announced on October 18, 2012 that they plan to use THEIR OWN web site to release early information. Now that the flow of information has started, I will no longer update the information on this web site. I will, however, leave this site up as history for those of you who enjoy seeing how accurate the speculations have been.

Thanks for looking.

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The 2014 Corvette Official Announcement

Edited by David Palmeter, Corvette owner, lover and historian

2009 Corvette Stingray Concept – Also a Transformers movie star called 'Sideswipe'

We thought the Stingray concept, introduced February 12, 2009, might be a C7 preview. Not so much….. (Although the taillights might be telling us something.)

Above – Sideswipe at Pixar, too cool to resist (wonder where the tailpipes went?)

Corvette C7 Mule – Gee Haw!!

Above – September 28, 2011 – This suspicious looking C6 was spotted and assumed to be a C7 chassis. A few items stirred a lot of speculation.

Above – January 13, 2013 – Replaced the Ugly's pictures with better ones.

And then came Jalopnik….

Above – November 14, 2011 – Jalopnik claimed that these renderings were made from actual C7 information – "The exclusive images you see here, derived from hours spent secretly poring over the sheetmetal (sic) of two seventh-generation Corvettes…….."

So far they have held up pretty well.

Finally, the real thing, heavily disguised….

Above – January 19, 2012 – Cold weather testing. Yes, you can drive them in the snow.

Above – The taillights certainly appear to be round. Are they auto store fakes to keep us guessing?

Arizona? Looks Warmer Anyhow

Above – What are those flat areas on top of the front fenders? Right side looks curved and left side looks straight. More fake stuff or….? Check page 3 for more info.

But where have all the convertibles gone? My 7-yr-old granddaughter and I were having fun cutting and pasting a C7 convertible conversion when the question came up about why there was no convertible "with the black blanket". We decided to look more carefully at the "black blanket" cars and, lo and behold:

That C7 heater must really be something! (By the way, check that hair, is that Chip Foose driving?)

Above – January 19, 2012 – Cold weather testing. Yes, you can drive them in the snow.

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Update Blog

No further updates planned
Oct 19, 2012 – Pg 4 New instrument panel pictures
Oct 18, 2012 – Pg 2 Added Chris Draper artwork of C7.R speculation
Oct 18, 2012 – Pg 3 GM reveals the 2014 Corvette emblems
Oct 18, 2012 – Pg 2 GM begins the official countdown with the announcement date
Oct 13, 2012 – Pg 2 Brake speculation section added
Oct 11, 2012 – Pg 2 Powertrain General information comments by John Heinricy
Oct 6, 2012 – Pg 3 Camaro tail light revelation
Oct 4, 2012 – Pg 1 winter convertible, upgraded warm weather pix, Pg 3 twin peaks
Oct 4, 2012 – Pgs 2&3 exhaust tips and surround, Other stuff
Oct 3, 2012 – Pg 4 convertible

Oct 1, 2012 – Version 1.0 of C7 site launched, adulation intensity increases
Sep 30, 2012 – Rough draft C7 site launched amid screams and cheers from adoring fans!

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CorvetteC7Spy01 — 6 Comments

  1. Q. You agree with the Jalopnik pics keeks?

    A.  Very close, latest renderings with different colored examples is very close.

    Can someone post these here. Thanks!

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