The Stalled Out C7 Corvette Rumor Mill
Starving for some C7 Corvette RED MEAT?
C7 Corvette concept art by Tamas Jakus
One of the fun parts about running a modern blog is that you can see the page view statistics for every post. In the 46 years that I’ve been following Corvettes, I have NEVER seen so much attention and excitement over an upcoming Corvette generation. My take on this is that it is mainly being driven by the proliferation of internet blogs and the speed we are able to post new information. Every time we post something about the C7, the hits take off.
Not that there’s anything inherently wrong or bad with the C6 Corvette. Quite to the contrary. The C6 Corvette has been developed into a top notch GT (Grand Touring) machine with more horsepower every dreamed of back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, an adjustable-from-the-driver’s-seat electronic suspension for track-level performance or highway cruising, launch-control, active braking, lush creature comfort, plenty of factory options to personalize your Vette, and enough honest storage space weekend trips for two!
Could you ask for more? SURE! And I’ll bet that’s exactly what Chevrolet has in store for us.
In an interview with Corvette chief designer Tom Peters in April 2011, he specifically said, “The Corvette Stingray Concept car is NOT the C7.”
The last scrap of red meat Chevrolet tossed to hungry Corvette fans was last May when it was announced that the C7 Corvette would likely be a 2014 model, with a possible release in Spring of ‘13. WOW! That’s less than a year away! What that tells me is that for all intent and purposes, the car is complete and now being honed to near perfection. Expectations are sky-high for the C7 and I’m certain that the Corvette team is working VERY hard to get the ‘14 Corvette as good as it can be. Over the next few months, be on the lookout for cellphone photos of a heavily disguised C7 on the public roads.
Love it or not, the Corvette Stingray Concept car is arguably the most exciting concept Corvette since the ‘65 – ‘66 Mako Shark II.
Since we’ve his somewhat of a dry patch in the C7 Developments Department, below are links to all of our previous C7 related posts for you to review. As with all of our posts, we’d love to hear from you and will reply to all of your conments. So let us know what you like, don’t like, what you’d like to see and NOT see for the next generation of America’s sports car, the Corvette.
Nuff said for now!
Enjoy our previous C7 Corvette posts…
Illustrated Corvette Series No. 170 appeared on page 50 of the August 2011 issue of VETTE magazine. 11″ x 17″ color laser prints made on heavy card stock paper for $24.95, plus $6.95 S&H, are available HERE.
This image is available as an 11″ x 17″ Color Laser prints made on heavy card stock for just $24.95, plus $6.95 S&H, HERE.
Dana Forrester’s beautiful “Motorama Treasures” Corvette Stingray Concept art print is available HERE.