Posted tagged ‘Chevrolet Corvette’

Why the Chevrolet C7 Corvette rightfully deserves the “Stingray” name

March 31, 2013

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Some say it isn’t right that the new C7 base model Corvette gets the legendary “Stingray” name. I’m beginning to think otherwise. Why?  (more…)

More C7 Corvette Stingray leakage… but in convertible form

January 18, 2013

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There’s no word yet about the validity of these images, but it seems that the new C7 Corvette Stingray’s convertible sibling has just been leaked. (more…)

Launched! 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

January 15, 2013

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I thought I really wanted the C6 Corvette badly… but damn, do I want the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette even more! Although this could be the most controversial Corvette of our time, this thing simply looks amazing.

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One thing you can’t argue is that the C7 Stingray draws inspiration from some of the fastest sports cars out there. The front end has a bit of Ferrari in it. The side vents placed behind the front fenders scream “Skyline GT-R”. The double-bubble carbon fiber roof is a concept currently used on the BMW M6. But if that’s the kind of competition the Corvette’s aiming for, then I’m all for it.

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Some may disagree on the rear end’s design, but I think it works well with the car especially since it’s a functional design. According to Chevrolet’s press release, the “airflow through the differential and (more…)

Leakage galore! C7 Corvette all drawn up

December 26, 2012

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With three weeks left until the C7 Corvette’s much-anticipated unveiling, it was inevitable that there would be a few additional leaks on the internet. These particular drawings are apparently from some service guide, according to the forum on which they were found.

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The drawings detail the C7’s exterior, interior and engine bay. (more…)

Is this the 2014 Corvette?

November 15, 2011

The people over at Jalopnik swear by it. According to them and their GM insiders, these renderings are exactly what the next-generation, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) will look like. It must be noted that the trim level shown is the ZR1 package.

It’s definitely one mean-looking machine, and having witnessed multiple generations of Corvettes get better and better, the C7 should not (more…)

The manual lives on… Corvette to sport a 7-speed?

September 27, 2011

I hope it’s true! I’ve already thrown so much praise at Porsche for doing it, and I’ll send more love to Chevrolet for doing the same with the next-gen Corvette (C7). Reports are coming out that the C7 will be available with a 7-speed manual gearbox mated to a V8; no turbos mentioned as of yet.

The 7-speed will follow the Porsche model by using the 7th gear as an overdrive. The benefit is that (more…)

GM trademarks the legendary “Stingray” name

September 4, 2010

In May, General Motors filed a trademark application for the word “Stingray” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application was for use on “Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” Could Chevrolet be planning on bringing the Stingray name back to life for the next Corvette model? (more…)