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#106177 - 08/12/09 10:35 PM Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
by Jonny Lieberman (RSS feed) on Aug 12th, 2009 at 1:26PM


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - click above image for high-res gallery

If you like Corvettes, this is going to make you smile. Fresh out of bankruptcy court, General Motors announced its two-year product plans for Chevy, Caddy, Buick and GMC. Included are go codes for the new C7 Corvette. The plan is to introduce the C7 in April of 2012 as a 2013 model -- a big improvement over the old plan to not reinvent the Corvette until 2014. Let's just state this up front -- almost nothing at all is known about the new Corvette. It appears as if plans for a mid-engine Corvette have been put aside. Like all Corvettes before it, the C7 will feature an engine up front driving the wheels out back. Other than that...

The rumors are that the C7 will be smaller and lighter than the current welterweight C6. There's talk of using more advanced materials like carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium as well as smaller engines. Calm down, calm down -- as the ZR1 showed us, less displacement doesn't always mean less power. Especially when a positive-displacement Roots-type supercharger's in the mix. There's chatter that the C7's design might be based on the Stingray Concept from the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, but we're hoping it's not. More details as they become available.
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#106178 - 08/12/09 10:46 PM Re: Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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I should be just about ready for a new one by then thumbsup

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Originally posted by J.B.:
almost nothing at all is known about the new Corvette
Let's hope that isn't the case at GM eek
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#106179 - 08/15/09 11:14 AM Re: Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - click above image for high-res gallery

Where is the 'above image' mentioned in your new
Corvette information?

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#106180 - 08/15/09 05:09 PM Re: Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chewy:
I should be just about ready for a new one by then thumbsup

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Originally posted by J.B.:
[b]almost nothing at all is known about the new Corvette
Let's hope that isn't the case at GM eek [/b]
chewy i might be in the market for a blue C6 by then let me know - notontopic
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#106181 - 08/15/09 09:04 PM Re: Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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There's a guy at work who almost bought my C5 from me when I got the C6. He regrets not buying it every day. I've promised him first crack at the C6, if he says no it will get posted on the forums for a week (this one first), then on to autotrader until it sells. It didn't even take me two weeks to sell the C5.

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#106182 - 08/25/09 10:37 PM Re: Corvette C7 Coming in 2012 as a 2013 model
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I've been an advocate for adding lightness for years. Maybe they're listening to me. Now if we can just get them to offer a track ready version, that is, a superlight version that ditches all the stuff that just complicates and slows the car down.

I also really hope that they'll stop this trend towards larger diameter wheels. Some cars out there are already looking pretty cartoonish.

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