Next Generation Corvette C7 to Arrive in 2012 - report

Corvette Vision Concept AKA SIDESWIPE in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Corvette Vision Concept AKA SIDESWIPE in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Will retain a front-engine layout

GM has announced that C7 Corvette production will begin in April 2012, for the 2013 model year.

While details are limited, the company stated that the C7 would retain a front-engine layout. This contradicts earlier rumors that suggested the next generation Corvette could adopt a mid-engine setup.

Styling could be influenced by the Stingray Concept that was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show and featured in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Regardless of what it looks like, the new Corvette is expected to be smaller, more lightweight, and more advanced than the car it replaces.

With the arrival of the $30,245 426 hp Camaro SS, the $48,565 430 hp base Corvette started to look obsolete. This will likely be rectified when the C7 begins production, as the base engine should produce at least 450 hp to help justify its premium status.

Since the C7 will be launched in a few years, look for prototypes to start appearing in the coming months.


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WildMaverick1200 WildMaverick1200
As long as it hasn't got a pushrod engine or a 5 watt electric engine in it to make it hybrid, it's all good.
Aug 17th, 2009 7:23am
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At least it's not going to have a v6, like WCF said before.
Aug 15th, 2009 12:02am
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Gus911_993 Gus911_993
the C6 killed the flip up head lights, now the C7 will kill the 4 round tail lights. what the hell
Aug 14th, 2009 11:12am
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mr.z06 mr.z06
Curse you GM! The front looks nice but the tail lights killed Corvette's name, there are suppose to be 4 ROUND TAIL LIGHTS!!!!
Aug 14th, 2009 7:43am
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mr.z06 mr.z06
The C7 looks nice in the front, but why did they changed the 4 round tail lights of the Corvette since it's 1st in production, that's how Corvette should be, it's going to be hard to recognize a c7 corvette from the back since it's going to look more future like and the same as many other cars like a Honda maybe. well, I'm going to stick with the C6 Z06.
Aug 14th, 2009 7:30am
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need4speed need4speed
cant say that i really like this - those headlights seem to insignifcant for that type of fascia. they should be flared out to meet those sculpted grilles.
Aug 14th, 2009 4:58am
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NardoW12 NardoW12
If the C7 looks like this, I will buy my first Corvette! :D
Aug 14th, 2009 4:29am
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benzboy benzboy
I have wanted and coveted a corvette for many reasons and yet never bought one. I know now the reason, they are to low to the ground, hard to get into and out of they are beyond Claustrophobic with the roof in place, and the outward visibilty just forget about it. Give me my Benz any day of the year.Sorry Chevrolet
Aug 14th, 2009 2:44am
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TheSilentKnight TheSilentKnight
If that car is meant to have a hint of One-77 in it, then I say 'BRING IT'!!! I love the One-77, and I love the way this looks too. Please Chevrolet make the C7 look like this, I beg you.
Aug 14th, 2009 12:44am
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v6s_stink v6s_stink
2102 will arrive just in time to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebration of the C7's engine. Cool.
Aug 14th, 2009 12:09am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
As Ash said, it looks a wee bit like a one-77 that has been americanized. Oh well, more time to enjoy the current C6!
Aug 13th, 2009 11:38pm
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Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
looks similar to an aston one-77 mixed with the cadillac cien concept car. i find it ugly. but i do find the aston martin one-77 a beautiful car.
Aug 13th, 2009 10:05pm
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Renegade Renegade
I'm sure that they won't send the concept in to production the way it looks now, have you seen the pic from corvetteblogger? That car is awesome.
Aug 13th, 2009 10:32pm
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