Although the right hand drive model has been delayed for release, for everyone in the left hand drive world it might be time to take a look at the new Corvette Stingray.
The seventh generation of Corvettes, this is not your dad’s Corvette, featuring a newly revamped 455 horsepower engine and a 3.8 second zero to sixty time making it competitive with the European supercars. Gone are the signature circular rear lights, replaced with a look that is half classic Stingray and half Lamborghini. A carbon fiber hood and NASA-designed aerogel keep the weight down and the gas mileage high with an average of 26 miles to the gallon.
The interior is just as impressive as the exterior with the 3LT package offering a leather wrapped control panel, door panels, and dashboard. The seats feature Napa Leather and have seat heating and cooling systems. The C7 also features a convertible model with no compromises to any of the standard features and a top that can open at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, which means never having to pull over again.
For those looking for a fully tailored car, Corvette allows you to customize almost every detail of the car from seat color down to brake color.
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As the release of the seventh generation Corvette draws closer, rumors and speculation swirl like leaves in the autumn wind. The new ‘Vette, dubbed C7 by Corvette watchers, promises some exciting changes. Don’t expect a radical departure from tradition, however. It seems certain that the C7 will retain the tried and true front engine and the rear-wheel drive configuration that aficionados know and love.
It has been variously reported that the new car will be released in model year 2013 or 2014. There is disagreement in the rumor mill as to whether the C7 will be powered by the current 6.2 liter V8 or the new 5.5 liter race engineered power plant. The new engine is pure speculation at this point. What does seem certain is that the new transmission will be a seven-speed manual, but official word is still not given.
It is the interior that will see a big change. The seats will be reengineered and the finishing materials will be upgraded to be more in line with certain European competition. The instrument cluster is rumored to be receiving a huge upgrade. Recent visitors to GM’s Design Center spotted an instrument package with a large center LCD panel configurable to three display modes of sport, cruise and track. Flanking the digital screen were some traditional analog gauges including the speedometer. A design manager at Chevy stated the cluster is a “design study,” not a production unit. Nevertheless, it holds tantalizing promise.
There is speculation that the infotainment system may be akin to the upcoming Cadillac CUE Touch which will offer a touch screen interface and iPad like functionality. This is a sorely needed upgrade for the current 2006 era system.
Whatever the rumors, the new Corvette will be an exciting addition to a venerable line.
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Every so often, the Chevy Corvette receives some new improvements and can then be deemed as a new generation. The C4 became the C5, then was modified to become the C6. The last two generations have included a more powerful engine as well as a few modifications to the exterior, which makes anticipating the C7 very exciting.
According to the rumors, the C7 Corvette is going to be instantly noticeable from all of its predecessors because of the slimmed down posterior. Design Chief Ed Welburn has commented on many occasions that the C6’s posterior was way too wide, so it’s only sensible that the new one will be slimmer.
The interior of the Y Platform Corvette is also going to offer something much more sensational that can be compared to such luxury cars as the Porsche and BMW. The Corvette has always been considered a sports car, so it’s been strange that the interior hasn’t competed with the other sports cars in its class. This is rumored to not be the case anymore. The instrument panel will be very modern and very close to what you would see in the cockpit of a plane.
If you’ve always loved the 1963 model Corvette with the split rear window, you have even more reason to celebrate because C7 has decided to pay a little homage to its ancestors. As for what’s under the hood of the Corvette, it will stick to what it knows best, which is front drive, rear engine. The engine is rumored to be more Ferrari-like, however. The engine may end up being a 5.5 liter V8 engine with 440 horsepower, offering something exceptionally sporty. The C7 will be coming out with a 2013 model date in the fall of 2012.
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The rate at which the Corvette has changed over the years can best be described as glacial. That’s all about to change, however, with the release of the Corvette C7 somewhere between 2012 and 2014. Although nothing in this article has been confirmed for certain, the seventh generation of Chevy’s high-performance car is sure to make a splash with drivers and critics alike. Will the C7 give Corvette fans some of the changes they have been demanding for years? Will it manage to keep fans of the old design happy? We’ll let you be the judge.
Slimmed-down Rear Haunches: Although the Corvette’s distinctive rear-end silhouette has long been a trademark of the model, it is rumored that Chevy is aiming to implement a more slender frame for the car.
Changes Under The Hood: Chevy is rumored to be implementing a new direct-injection system for the C7, which will mean that the vehicle’s output will be increased over the current generation of Corvettes. This change will affect the naturally aspirated engine models of the C7 as well as the higher-end turbocharged C7 ZR1 models.
Variety Of Models To Choose From: The 2012-2014 Chevy Corvette C7 may possibly have more models available than ever. The luxury model of the C7 might be the C7 Grand Sport. The C7 Z01 and ZR1 might be the high-performance versions of the car and will offer a host of factory-installed options, such as leather interiors, Bose audio systems and a block V8 engine. Owners should definitely notice the difference, as the performance models should be significantly faster than the Grand Sport model.
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Chevrolet is always looking ahead to the future. I am sure you have heard the age old debate of whether or not Chevy vehicles are better than Ford vehicles, right? Chevy is looking to put the question to rest once and for all. How you might ask? They are looking to totally revamp their high performance Corvette to rival Porsche and Ferrari by 2013. That’s right, now we all can hopefully move on from the age old riddle and asks ourselves and each other: is the 2013 Corvette better than the 911 or the Ferrari GTO?
Chevrolet is looking to make the 2013 Corvette C7 not just the top American sports car, but a dominating global competitor. There is no better way to achieve that than compare and overcome the leading sports car makers in the world.
As of now, the 2013 Corvette C7 will be equipped with a V8 engine, but Chevy is considering having an available V6 engine for consumers as well. As far as the interior of the 2013 Corvette is concerned, it is going to get a complete overhaul compared to the current Corvette’s interior. To make sure the 2013 Corvette is everything Chevy hopes it to be, they are investing $131 million into the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where the next generation Corvette will be produced.
So do you think Chevy can take on Ferrari and Porsche?
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