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Unread 2012-09-19, 05:25 PM   #101
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This is your best look yet at Chevy's C7 Corvette


We've seen the new C7 Corvette performing some cold-weather tests, had sneak peeks of digital body parts and even watched speculative animated video. Thanks to our hard-working spy photographers that chased down this group of Corvette test mules, we can see most of these reports were on the right track.

Chevy is still doing a great job camouflaging its upcoming Corvette, but these new photos show us some new details about the C7 'Vette. The biggest news with these new pictures is our first glimpse inside the new Corvette, which reveals some stylish and sporty bucket seats that appear to be all ready for a set of five-point harnesses. Better yet, a glimpse of the new steering wheel would seem to show the angular, edgy direction of the interior styling. Like the exterior, though, the rest of the cabin is cleverly camo'd up, and there is still no definitive word as to what will be found under that long, vented hood.

One of the more unique shots of this bunch shows the new Corvette sitting next to a Camaro ZL1. We're not sure if this is for a performance comparison, but it gives us a great look at the size difference between the two cars.

As we start to piece together all of the images for the C7 Corvette, we're eagerly anticipating its official arrival which is said to be at the 2013 Detroit auto show. In the meantime check out the massive gallery of spy photos for yourself.


http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-...photo-5299611/
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Really good size comparison shot.


http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-...photo-5299626/
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The spy shots are just further proof that GM holding on to it's philosphy of evolution rather than revolution when it comes to the Corvette. At least in terms of styling, and why not? It is a philosophy that has been wildly successful throughout it's exsistance.

The real question with this car is the powertrain and drivetrain. Will we see the Gen V SBC in the 2014 Vette? Transmission? Suspension? Will these be the areas of revolution that GM has touted about this car?

And more importantly, will it still be the American sports car that can be had by the average American, or will the sticker price reserve it for the one percenters, so to speak?
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The C7 will likely be the first "sports car" out of GM with the Gen 5 LSx motor.

Just like it was first with the LT1, LS1, LS3, etc.

Although, I've seen official photos of a Gen 5 with a truck intake, so who knows.
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Curious how much higher the price tag will be on this version.

Also curious how the C6 market will react...
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Talked to a guy who saw the Corvette in person last weekend at a GM meeting in Las Vegas. Said the above picture of the black Corvette is pretty spot on and the interior is insane. Said it was like a "spaceship".
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I remember old guys describing the C4 interior as "spaceship like".... Not always a good thing.
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I remember old guys describing the C4 interior as "spaceship like".... Not always a good thing.
I know...dont really know how to take it.
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God, the 80s were a blast.
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Talked to a guy who saw the Corvette in person last weekend at a GM meeting in Las Vegas. Said the above picture of the black Corvette is pretty spot on and the interior is insane. Said it was like a "spaceship".
If the exterior is spot on then I'm worried.... I think it's safe to say the interior will be much improved.

I think picking up an 08+ C6 and then upgrading the interior on your own will be the way to go... the C7 will depress the C6 market when it arrives.
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As long as the interior is the same as a cobalt...
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If the exterior is spot on then I'm worried.... I think it's safe to say the interior will be much improved.

I think picking up an 08+ C6 and then upgrading the interior on your own will be the way to go... the C7 will depress the C6 market when it arrives.
Unless it's just a dog. Look at aircooled 911s. It's not often that it happens, but it does. Little different scenario (mechanical vs. cosmetic), but could happen.
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I see the C6 market being flooded and prices dumping
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Unless it's just a dog. Look at aircooled 911s. It's not often that it happens, but it does. Little different scenario (mechanical vs. cosmetic), but could happen.
most corvette guys won't care and just want the newest version, C6's probably won't hold their value any differently than a normal car that has an updated model come out.

that's probably the 'base' vette pictured... I assume there will be a high performance 'wide body' version too that looks more aggresssive
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My guess is when the C7 comes out, you guys will eat those words and fall madly in love with it.
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My guess is when the C7 comes out, you guys will eat those words and fall madly in love with it.
I dont' think it looks bad, just not what I'd think of when I think 'Muricah. Not my Muricah, anyway.

Looks too....dainty.
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I hope so.
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As long as the interior is the same as a cobalt...
It was the steering wheel that people said looked like it was out of a Cobalt you retard.
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Black never does a car justice in a photo. The car is suppose to be shorter and wider. My guess is it will look like combo of the C6, Ferrari 458, and Ferrari California.
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They should make a new DOHC motor for it. Similar to the old LT5 ZR1's.
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It was the steering wheel that people said looked like it was out of a Cobalt you retard.
The rest of the interior was world class...no one ever said.

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They should make a new DOHC motor for it. Similar to the old LT5 ZR1's.
Yeah, the LS motor is played out.

Actually, I am a secret LT5 fan, though I have never really been around them.
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They should make a new DOHC motor for it. Similar to the old LT5 ZR1's.
I say stick with pushrods and take it down to a 5.3 and add direct injection, variable intake manifold, and variable cam timing. Basically make it a super flexible, big torque, yet a high revving Ellis.
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I think it'll look damn close to a front engined ferrari like the California or 599
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My guess is when the C7 comes out, you guys will eat those words and fall madly in love with it.
Won't happen... IF it looks like the black picture. I hate the front bumper... the lower bumper design has been getting worse from C5 to C6 now to C7... that's such an essential part of the design and there is just nothing but a wide vent down there... more detail and time should have been spent to allow good cooling but also making it visually appealing. Some of the great curves have gone away, and the giant chrome reverse side vent is not doing it favors either. The three things externally that look to be an improvement are the headlight quality (not sure on design) the LED tails, and the rear bumper exhaust outlet...

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most corvette guys won't care and just want the newest version, C6's probably won't hold their value any differently than a normal car that has an updated model come out.

that's probably the 'base' vette pictured... I assume there will be a high performance 'wide body' version too that looks more aggresssive
The interior alone will cause a lot of owners to jump ship. While the C6 has the best interior of modern Corvettes it's still based on a design that started prodcution on an 05 model. What is seen cannot be unseen, and when we get a good look at the new interior the C6 interior will look dated and old...
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