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There’s no doubt that the most awaited car of the moment is the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette. Earlier today, Chevrolet unveiled the last teaser video for the upcoming sports car, now they announced that those of you interested can watch the unveiling of the new Corvette via live stream on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST.

What’s more, we have the link to said stream and you can see the unveiling on the above video feed, so you can watch the C7 `Vette unveiling without buying a ticket to Detroit.

The 2014 Corvette C7 has been teased for what seems like forever and Chevrolet has promised to offer us the best car ever. Teaser images and videos have offered us a first glimpse at the car’s new design language, and “unofficial” leaked images have given us some ideas on what to expect.

The only thing that we know for certain is that the new Corvette will be offered with an all-new LT1 6.2-liter small block V-8 engine that deliver at least 450 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.

You can also watch it happen on the official Corvette C7 reveal website

Hit the jump for the official presentation.

The seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette will be making its world debut this evening at 7 PM , but we decided we can not wait that long and we’ve started to look online for the first images and, of course, we’ve found them. Apparently, the first images of the seventh generation Corvette have been unveiled thanks to the Road & Track magazine, whom accidentally leaked them online and the vigilant guys over Jalopnik found them.

As you can see from the first image of the front, the C7 Corvette will be featuring a new front grille, new headlamps with LED lights, a new hood of course the latest crossed-flag logo .

Everything else remains a secret until this evening, but you do know already the seventh generation Corvette will be offered with an all-new LT1 6.2-liter small block V-8 engine that deliver at least 450 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Source: Jalopnik

All Right, here we are just two days before the much-anticipated unveiling of the 2014 Corvette ! We are about as excited as a 6-year-old kid on Christmas Eve, even though we are nearly certain that the leaked images we have seen are what the car looks like. Even if that’s the case, getting to learn all of the ins and outs of the car is enough to excite us.

So, as you know, we are checking out the top-25 Corvettes of all time and we already let you in on the bottom fifth of the list. Now we are set to let you in on numbers 19 through 15. Just like the bottom-fifth of the list, this one includes a few pace cars and we also get to see an extremely desirable model that also had a major design flaw that likely resulted in it being discontinued after only one year.

To find out which models landed on our list, click past the jump.

For those of you who do not remember, back in 2004 Michael Schumacher scored an amazing result behind the wheels of his Ferrari Formula One car, as he scored a record time of 1 minute and 18.739 seconds around the famous tarmac of Silverstone.

While this video is not as impressive as the previous record, it is still a great watch. The guys over the British magazine Telegraph took a 500-horsepower Corvette at a vast frozen lake located about 50 miles from the Arctic Circle. The guys over Telegraph have been tutored by Mattieu Perot — an instructor at the Laponie Ice Driving in Arjeplog, Sweden — how to handle a high performance car on ice.

The car managed to obtain a time of 4 minutes and 15 seconds, which is not the same as the time obtained by Schumacher, it’s true, but still the show was pretty sweet.

Enjoy the video and remember not to try this at home!

Most of you are likely waiting for Sunday to see the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette in Detroit, but GM’s Japanese customers will have the chance to see a special-edition Camaro at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The new Camaro Giovanna Edition will be offered in V-6 versions priced at 4,990,000 YEN ($55,800 at the current exchange rates) and V-8 version with prices starting at 5,990,000 YEN ($67,000).

The updates on the exterior are minimal, but they update the look of the car pretty well, as GM adds in GT body striping, a custom fuel door with a “Giovanna Edition” logo, and SS and RS emblems on the front end. The car sits on a set of bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels.

For the interior, Chevrolet added special headrests and exclusive door sill plates with Giovanna Edition logos.

Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Tokyo and we’ll post them as soon as we get them.

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With nearly every detail, including extensive 3-D images of the final design, being leaked and featured, we have nothing to do but wait for the C7 Corvette’s official launch on January 13 at the NAIAS. Until that time, sit back and drool over this new teaser of the C7 that Chevrolet has posted online.

Dubbed "Creation,” this teaser focuses on the creation and assembly of the highly anticipated sports car. It shows the lighter, yet stronger, chassis, floor pan, and the marriage of the LT1 6.2-liter small block V-8 engine and transmission assembly into the chassis, a sight to behold...

With Chevrolet gunning for the top spot in performance, precision is a must throughout its build, an aspect Chevrolet is really proud of in the new `Vette.

We can’t wait for its official launch, which marks the dawn of a new era in American Performance. A car that sends chills down the spines of its European rivals and maybe even blow them out of the water (at least that’s what Chevrolet claims).

In the latest episode of its "Ignition,” Motor Trend reviewed Chevrolet’s response to Ford Mustang Boss 302 – the Camaro SS 1LE . The car was tested by pro driver Randy Pobst at Willow Springs International Raceway to see how it tackles the track.

The result was pretty impressive as he names the car "the best handling Camaro ever." Not a surprising result, considering that over the SS version, the 1LE package adds an updated suspension, a set of 20-inch alloy wheels with stickier tires and performance brakes.

The Camaro 1LE is powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 engine that delivers a total of 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual transmission.

The model is on sale at a starting price of $37,035.

Watch the video and let us know what you think. Do you agree that the new 1LE indeed the best handling Camaro ever?

Top-25 All-time Greatest Corvettes (Part 1 of 5)

With the C7 Corvette release coming in just five days, we are going to take a look at the history of the Corvette and outline the top-25 of the six previous generations.

A little history on the Corvette … It debuted in 1953 with quite a whimper, as it came with an underpowered 235-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that pumped out just 150 horsepower. It wasn’t just the lack of power that the original `Vette took lumps for, as it was dinged for its sloth-like 11.5-second 0-to-60 crawl, two-speed automatic transmission and astronomical-at-the-time $3,498 price tag.

It did, however, get high marks for its ability to handle the twist and its overall design.

Fortunately, the Corvette quickly gained momentum and turned into a model that every American sports car strived to be. The Ford Thunderbird Ford Thunderbird is one model that was a direct result of the Corvette’s success, though Ford will never admit it. Another thing Ford will never admit is that its inability to adequately compete with the Corvette was the reasoning for the T-Bird slowly expanding into a massive coupe as it aged.

So, without further delay, click past the jump have a look at numbers 25 through 20 on our list.

Okay folks, you have already seen our rendering of the C7 Corvette’s front end . Unfortunately, we anticipate the front end to only have relatively minor alterations when compared to the C6 generation, but the backside… that’s a different story, as it is completely new. And our crack rendering team has pieced together a stunning image displaying this nipped and tucked rump.

This new backend, as seen in the leaked images from a GM training manual or possibly the 2014 Corvette owner’s manual, shows off Chevy’s no-fear approach as it has eliminated the circular quad-taillight setup that has been a part of the `Vette forever and opted for a square setup that is more like the Camaro’s setup. The rear windshield is no longer a monstrous hunk of curved glass, but rather a tapered panel flanked by aggressive-looking ridges that follow it to a nicely placed high-mount stop light.

The rear-quarter glass flows perfectly with the revised shape of the `Vette and is cuts off abruptly as you reach the rear hatch. This abruptness would typically be an eyesore, but the sexiness that oozes from that new hatch easily makes up for the quick cutoff on of the glass.

The rear diffusor is something of beauty. According to the leaked images, as it features a pair of vertical fins on the outer edges and still houses a quad tailpipe setup in the center. Between these vertical fins is where we image all of the “magic” happens, as we anticipate some aggressive spoilers under there to pull the Corvette’s backside to the ground.

In all, we are simply amazed at what we are seeing of the C7 Corvette’s rear end. We certainly hope that these leaked images are accurate, because they are flat out awesome!

Image Note: the attached image is TopSpeed’s rendering of what we think the 2014 Corvette will look like. It is not an official or leaked image from GM.

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