The Corvette is changing—so much so that GM is shutting down its assembly line for the ‘Vette in Bowling Green to revamp the entire production process. The 2014 Corvette is the first of the 7th generation of Corvettes and will simply be called the C7.
GM plans to unveil the C7 on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in January of next year. This will mark the 60 year anniversary of Corvette’s debut back in ’53 as a GM “Motormama” dream car concept in New York. Since then, Corvette has sold over 1.5 million Corvettes worldwide.
So what will be different about the C7? Almost everything. The only two carry-overs from the C6 will be the interior cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel. Beyond that, who knows what the C7 will be capable of?
One notable change is the new cross-flags Chevrolet emblem, which has been completely redesigned for the C7. Another likely update is an all-new aluminmum V8 engine, smaller and lighter than before and displacing around 5.5 liters. In addition, it is predicted to include direct injection, cylinder cutoff, and variable valve timing, as well as a new seven-speed manual transmission that will increase fuel economy.
In short, America’s best loved sports car just got better. For more information, or to take a C6 out for a spin, stop by College Chevy today!
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