Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes)

Posted by: J.B.

Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/13/11 11:15 PM

Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette

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The C7 Corvette — the seventh generation of General Motors' iconic super car — is set to be unveiled 14 months from now at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Doesn't that seem like a totally unacceptable timeframe? We think so.

So, instead of waiting, we're just going to show you the 2014 Corvette a bit early — like, say, tomorrow.

This week, unbeknown to General Motors, we saw the next-generation Corvette completely uncovered. That's right — no camouflage, no car cover, no anything to keep us from seeing every crease, every line, and every vent — and tomorrow at noon we're going to show you exactly what it looks like. We think you'll find it's nothing like what's been speculated by the buff books and blogs so far.

You may even like it.


http://jalopnik.com/5859115/tomorrow...he-c7-corvette
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 12:00 AM

I can hardly wait to see it!
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 12:02 AM

Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 12:05 AM

If YOU had pics of the C7 would you WAIT to publish them. Meanwhile announcing that you have them, which would give GM's lawyers plenty of time to block the release. I'm just saying....

On the other hand, I would also love to see it
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 12:40 AM

We all can't wait right??

All I can say is capture that photo if you see it because GM lawyers will be slaming Jalopnik faster than you can say it once those photos go up...

I always dig the release of new corvette models..

this new c7 is supposed to be a real beauty too.

I don't really care about the interior with the exception of better bolstering of the seats..but the exterior is really supposed to put every iteration before on the wagon..

and thats from a pretty good source..
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 09:59 AM

1st Gear: See The 2014 Corvette At Noon
Like we told you late last night, we secretly saw the C7 Corvette first-hand this weekend. You're going to want to be here at noon when we show you the images we've commissioned. They're as close as you're going to get to the real thing until it's officially unveiled in 14 months.


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Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 02:22 PM

http://jalopnik.com/5858683/exclusive-this-is-the-2014-chevy-corvette
Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 03:52 PM

The back end is a bit too "Transformers" for me, but overall it ain't too shabby.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 04:31 PM

supposedly this is the full bore ZR1 trim photo drawings..



and again the appropriate link http://jalopnik.com/5859302/2014-corvette-first-photos/gallery/1


Looks nice but not exactly a full release..

I wouldn't worry about a law suit from GM..they probably are laughing their @sses off.
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 04:46 PM

Looks way too much like a Camaro for me.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: jrose7004
Looks way too much like a Camaro for me.


Not a big fan either but we have to remember its just a rendering..

The real world vehicle is from what I've heard is quite striking..
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/14/11 11:37 PM

Yes, I'd imagine that this rendering will still be nothing like the production car.
Posted by: Smokensparks

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/15/11 10:17 AM

Not a fan of the taillights. Otherwise looks good.
Posted by: bucwheat

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/15/11 10:37 AM

Yea the tail lights do look like the Camaro.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/15/11 01:53 PM

I have complete confidence in those who I've spoken to who have seen the C7 and they tell me its stunningly beautiful.

Jalapy nick did an disservice to the corvette with such a release ....

It'll give insights but its missing so much as a rendition that the vehicle looses its true star appeal as a world class sports car..

Have trust in Ed Welburn and his team of designers...

this will be a product that we are all proud of...

Some will like it...some won't but I can assure you it will be much more impressive than these sketches..

BTW..guys..I do a radio show webcast type show that you can catch on itunes or wheelspin.tv

If you get a chance play it in the backround while your surfing the net on corvette sites such as this..

Its a good show ...I would appreciate your support...I'm doing it just for fun and if you have an itunes account..give me a five star rating if you could..

The podcast is crossedflags.com and I'm your host!!! LOL It should get more corvette oriented as more and more corvette information leaks out..

till then its a broad based webcast and keep in mind its really just an amatuer such as myself and my cohosts having fun.... You might find it enjoyable as a backround to the computer forums you visit such as this..

I have fun doing it..

JB
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/15/11 03:18 PM

You're correct! No matter what the car looks like, some will love it others will hate it. That's just the way it is. We'll all have to wait to see the what they've come up with.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/18/11 09:34 PM



Now this is getting closer to the real C7 looks
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/18/11 10:01 PM

Not much different that the other drawing really.
Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/18/11 10:26 PM

If they start calling the C7 a C6.5, since the C6 was called a C5.5, would that make the C7 a C5.75 :P
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/19/11 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Chewy
If they start calling the C7 a C6.5, since the C6 was called a C5.5, would that make the C7 a C5.75 :P

Absolutely true!
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/19/11 10:51 PM

I'm always partial to RED!! so please accept my apologies. I do think some of the details are better and when the C7 rolls out even though I dig both the C5 and C6....the C7 will be so stunningly beautiful it will be its most attractive quality..

for me? if it doesn't have a dual clutch or a MCT or at least 475 hp...it won't matter other than I will admire the hell out it.
Posted by: hcvone

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/21/11 07:08 AM

Originally Posted By: jrose7004
Looks way too much like a Camaro for me.

Yea I agree frown
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 11/21/11 08:20 PM

Happy upcoming thanksgiving carl!

I'm sure the next C7 will be stunningly beautiful..even if these renderings are not doing it...
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 12/12/11 07:56 PM

Don't forget guys...head over to www.thecorvettemechanic.com and register up in case you have any technical corvette questions...its the new corvette mechanic site that we just created...(AGAIN AFTER CRASH) Re register and enjoy)

I can't wait for the C7 to roll out! Should be sweet!

JB
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 12/12/11 10:26 PM

It's just about time for some more drawings to be "leaked"!
Posted by: bucwheat

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 12/13/11 12:37 PM

I agree!
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 12/13/11 11:15 PM

I'm telling you guys from those that have seen the C7....they have told me its truly stunning and it will be the best corvette ever..

I can't say when more information will be leaked out but I can assure you we'll be right there as it does..

As much as I love the C5 and the C6 corvette...the C7 from my expectation will clearly leapfrog the beauty of the vehicle...(if thats really possible)

Not saying I'm lining up to open my wallet right away...but I sure will be waving as the guys who opt to buy the first ones enjoy the drive..

Expect a tenth of a second or so in performance improvements...but from a looks perspective both in the interior and exterior...expect a sleek sexy corvette if ever there was one!
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 12/13/11 11:53 PM

There needs to be some camo spy shots taken on a test track through the bushes.
Posted by: CNS

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/26/12 06:13 PM

Want to see a beautiful rendition of a new model Vette? Google 2012 Corvette and click on images. Third row down, 7 pics to the left- front and rear shots. Now, THAT'S a car worthy of the Vette name.
Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/26/12 10:03 PM

This one? Kinda Fiero-ish

Posted by: Smokensparks

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/27/12 09:13 AM

Have to agree the Fiero came to mind. Something about the roof line and tailend that just doesn't do it for me.
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/27/12 10:22 PM

If that's it, I am not a fan.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/31/12 09:03 AM

final and real version will wow you guys! Cutting edge styling by Ed Welburns team will be beautiful...

Quite a leap past the previous generations as beautiful as they are.
Posted by: bucwheat

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/31/12 03:37 PM

God I hope that's not the real C-7
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 01/31/12 05:29 PM

The beautiful C7 will impress.

Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 02/01/12 07:52 PM

I am turning blue from holding my breath!
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 02/01/12 09:25 PM

Its coming along sooner rather than later.. ..
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 02/01/12 09:39 PM

Famous last words!
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 02/02/12 11:47 AM

the fun is in the anticpation. Eventually we'll see the C7.

If I remember correctly the C6 was spotted March of 2003 where we saw a real photo of the real car on a transporter.

I don't remember the official release of that car (C6) was so if you do...explopolate (SP) and fill us in..

we can with the expectation of January 2013 at the detroit autoshow as time when the C7 will officially be show in person..

I had hoped to see the C7 showcar concept would make the NY autoshow this april to steal a little thunder from the new viper srt/10 as it releases ...but thats too long a lead time I think for the new GM..

GM has been heavily critizied for long lead showing of cars like the volt and the camaro so they are shortening up the time between showing the car and releasing the car...

Unfortunate for us....still the March 2003 sneak embargo breaking photos on the net.....for the C6 should give us insight to when we will actually start to see real photos of the C7 show up on the net...

Was it January 2004 we saw the "official photos of the C6"?

I think the 60th anniversary convertible with the 427 motor is going to lessen the pain for waiting of the C7..

that 427 convertible is a bad @ss ride! and it should make many a magazine cover for many many months to come.....

GM did great work with that 60th anniversary edition..

for any lover of corvettes with money to burn...thats a hell of a car to purchase and enjoy..
Posted by: healeydp

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 02/12/12 05:01 PM

This pic now that I'm (finally) looking at it, it seems to have some influence from the GTR and F430, the cars beautiful but that's just my opinion of its looks
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/03/12 09:22 PM

Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/03/12 09:22 PM

Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/03/12 09:23 PM

Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/03/12 10:04 PM

Thanks for the pics.

I still hope they aren't quite finished with that rear end, but I'd probably still buy one.
Posted by: Smokensparks

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/04/12 09:29 AM

The tail lights have to go.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/04/12 08:43 PM

Everybody hates the rear of the car so I gotta believe this is a fake...

No way the corvette team missed the boat on the styling of the rear of the new vette this badly..

NO one...and I mean no one so far likes the rear of this car..

I can't believe the corvette team would ever produce a vette with a rear cap that is so heavily hated by the corvette community..

Maybe the finished product is better...

I don't care one way or the other because I'm not buying any neew sports car without a Dual clutch! LOL

or at least thats what I'm saying at the moment...as I still am enjoying my present ride..

I do dig the front shot of the vette on the cover though..

I just don't see how the corvette stylist could be so far off base on the rear of the upcoming C7...
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/04/12 11:41 PM

Yep that rear is Camaro all the way.
Posted by: Smokensparks

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/05/12 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: jrose7004
Yep that rear is Camaro all the way.
Exactly my thought.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/06/12 12:31 PM

Hopefully that back end shot is BS and its only the front that is accurate..

Sometimes GM forces these publications to do this so as to not give away the entire design to the competition and the public....until the "official release"..
Posted by: Chewy

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/06/12 04:31 PM

One thing I do like about the rear end as it's currently 'pictured', it got me looking at '12 GS models. I just may be sitting in a new Centennial Edition GS in a month or so ;-)
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/07/12 12:05 AM

Those pics do make you want to go out and get a C6.
Posted by: rogerd

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/25/12 03:49 PM

My ideals for styling front engined GT's are both European - the Ferraris 575 Maranello, and the Aston DB7 - incidentally, the DB7 was the first real product of Ian Callum, Jaguar's chief design guy. Both a little understated, but very classy.

Of the various Vette's, to me the C5 is the best styled - sleek, and not "overdone", which the C7's sadly appear to be. Although I think they did not do a good job on the tail - let's face it, that's the bit most other drivers get to see of your C5!

And I am definitely not into angular, e.g. Caddy - I like sleek and rounded. And not only cars.....

Were I still a working designer, and had any influence over the Vette's future, I would take a very hard look at the Maclaren MP4-12, IMO the class act of the current supercar crop. GM could mass produce something close pretty easily, for about the same cost - maybe less, as it's smaller - as today's Vettes.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 03/26/12 09:15 AM

I have heard from those who have seeen the new C7 in person it is stunningly beautiful so don't take the photo drawing sketches to heart...

Its an indication of whats coming but not done up in a way that communicates what the vehicle actually looks like in person..
Posted by: leadfoot

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 05/17/12 01:58 AM

Have only seen photos of it under tarps. Looks a lot like the C6. Could be a C6 1/2 with a ton of hype. I hope not.
When is the rascal gonna be for sale? Doesn't look like 2013.
Agree with Roger about the overdone comments. The inital drawings do give me that impression. Didn't like the C5 at first when it came out. When I got up close...had to have one.
There is talk about smaller block with direct injection and dual clutches. Cant wait to see what it looks like when the tarps come off.
Posted by: J.B.

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 05/17/12 11:18 AM

The C7 should be officially release at the Detroit Auto show...this upcoming January 2013....with production much further along probably around July 2013.....

the C5 has already stopped depreciating in large part...IMO......whereas the C6 is still heading down....

No better values than an 07, 08, 09 vette...

From a value perspective...I'd shop those whereas the Grand Sport.......is also a stunningly beautiful car that transcends the importance of getting the best "value"...

The 06 Z06 is a hell of a value as well...but with no roof off fun...
Posted by: jrose7004

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 05/17/12 10:11 PM

I've heard of a bunch of outstanding buys on 07, 08 and 09's around here.
Posted by: leadfoot

Re: Tomorrow we’ll show you the C7 Corvette (cant' say if its real or bs but here goes) - 05/18/12 07:37 PM

You said Jim, that 08/09 was the way to go and you are right, again! JB you are right on as usual regarding the depreciation of the C6 and stabilization of C5 prices. Low mile C5s are competing with early C6 in terms of price.
So many out there it is very difficult to deceide. Gonna wait for Carlisle to see what they got. The 2012s should be at their best prices in September. It looks to me that they will have plenty left. The selection might be limited but the price right. I dont think they will sell all of the Cent ed this year Kerbecks got a ton.