Hot News!!! 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 – Smaller engine, same power

April 2nd, 2012 by Road Test TV

Chevrolet is keeping details of their upcoming seventh generation (C7) flagship, the Corvette, under wraps – literally.  After flogging the C7 chassis and powertrain, presumably, under C6 Grand Sport bodies with little disguise, a mummified C7 tester has been spotted cold-weather testing in Michigan.  We’re expecting the 2014 Corvette C7 to introduce the 5th generation small-block V8 that GM just bet the farm on by expanding US plants.  Price shouldn’t change much from the current $50,000 baseline.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7

Here’s a quick rundown of the changes we’re hearing about for 2014

  • Lower roofline
  • Double-bubble roof panel is back
  • LED lights, at least up front, in narrower housings
  • Quad exhaust tips in a row, spaced equally
  • Possible hood ventilation
  • 5th generation 5.5-6.0 liter V8 ~430hp
  • Higher compression ratio
  • Direct injection fuel system
  • Cylinder deactivation with start/stop functionality

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