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2014 Chevrolet CorvetteThe Detroit Motor show is scheduled for January 13 and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

There are several interesting cars that are headed to Detroit such as the Mercedes E Class, Mercedes CLA, BMW 4 Series Coupe, Honda’s Urban SUV concept and many more.

But the car that easily is the show stopper is the seventh generation Corvette – Chevy’s new halo car and America’s answer to the Italians!

Inspired by the Corvette Stingray Concept of 2009 (Yes, SideSwipe from the Transformers Movie, you also got a glimpse of it at the Delhi Auto Expo), the all-new Corvette has been under development since 2007.

General Motors has used cutting edge technology such as Carbon-fiber floor, hydroformed-aluminum main members and die-cast magnesium cross members to make sure that the platform is rigid yet very agile. The composite materials have kept the weight under 1500 kg.

The new Corvette will be powered by a new LT1 V8 engine that pumps out 450 bhp and 609 Nm of torque. The engine will feature cylinder deactivation technology which deactivates four-cylinders under low loads to return 11kmpl – That’s very good for a supercar that can pull from 0-100 km/hr in under 4 seconds.

The engine will be available with a seven-speed manual developed by Transmission Technologies or a six-speed auto developed by Aisin AW. An electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering will be standard. Magnetorheological dampers and Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors will take care of the ride and braking.

Some more interesting technologies such as Active Rev Match (ARM), a Performance Data Recorder (PDR) and Engine Sound Management (ESM) will take care of the overall experience of driving a Corvette C7.

Prices are expected to start at USD 55,000 (around 30 lakhs) making it slightly more expensive than the previous generation Corvette but the American media calls it exceptional value.

[Source: Caranddriver.com; Rendering - GMInsidenews.com]

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  • Chris

    The beautiful thing about corvette is it was exotic and never looked like a chevy product. This hideous thing say Cheap Chevy all over it.

    • John

      Hey, Fuck you.

      This C7 looks a whole lot better, i hated the c6 and always will.

      The C7 is amazing at design.

      End of story.

      • Bob

        Sorry C6 looks WAY better than C7.

        Government Motors FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bo

        Lol. Government Motors? Try General Motors.

  • Dan

    I like my 2009 Z06 more every day.

  • Steve Sherman

    Very nice car, a killer and I’ve heard great things on this car.

  • CorvetteC7

    Where did that photo of the red C7 come from?

    • ptravis

      Iwould also like to know where this picture came from. I actually like it better than the Z51 they rolled out and hope this is a real “standard model” less the rear dam and rear deck vents.

      So anyone know where pic came from and is that a standard new vette. If so it is beautiful in my book. A happy 2006 C6 owner.

  • 3BikeMike

    never-mind Sid – I see that you were referring to prices – duh!

  • 3BikeMike

    How can they take so long to come up with a new design and wind up this? Now I/we have to wait another 4-6 yrs for the C8 to see if they get it right! I might just go and purchase another C6 with low miles or even buy my old one back from the dealer!

    • Barry

      I have a c6 for sale with less than 20000 miles never been driven in rain nor snow garage kept

  • 3BikeMike

    YUK!!!!!!!!! I sold my ’06 C6 for this? If I wanted a Camaro I would simply order a car my son would drive! Very disappointing – the design engineers are asleep at the wheel!

    • Bob Airheart

      I agree, but still have my 07 C6. Now I may wait for the new Dodge SRT IF it looks like it’s pictues. I was hoping for a much more changed C7 like some of it’s renderings. A remaining Grand Sport may be another answer.

    • jesse

      The Camaro ZL1 might actually be just as fast as this,AND WITH A BACK SEAT…However,one thing about this is no one knows if this is actually the way the C7 will look or if it’s just somebody’s idea of what it will look like.We will all know in 8 days if this is accurate.

  • sidd

    30 lacks !!!??

    • 3BikeMike

      30 lacks???? do you mean 30 lashes?