Just yesterday, Chevrolet announced that the seventh generation Corvette will be making its world debut on January 13th at the Detroit Auto Show. Today, new details about the future sports car have popped up. According to British magazine, AutoCar, the C7 Corvette could feature a new twin-turbo V6 alongside new and traditional V8 engines.
Chevrolet is tweaking the power offerings of the Corvette by introducing a new 5.5 liter V8 engine as an entry-level version, while the current 6.2 liter V8 engine will be offered for its top versions. The new 5.5 liter engine will feature an aluminum block and will adopt higher compression and direct injection.
Next to these two engines, Chevrolet could introduce a downsized twin-turbo V6 that will deliver the same output of a V8 engine, but be much more fuel efficient. This new V6 version, however, will join the line-up at a later date.
Aside from the engine tweaks, the next Corvette will offer a significant weight reduction thanks to its new carbon fiber panels, replacing the fiber glass currently used. The model will remain a front-engined vehicle and will send its power to the rear wheels.