There have been quite a few talks of the next C7 Corvette and those talks have been circulating for some time now. In fact, there have been so many talks that Chevrolet chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, even had a few words to say in defense of the next generation C7. But with all of those talks, there still aren’t too many hard facts, leaving everyone with plenty of opportunities to speculate.

This speculation comes to us from MotorAuthority and it is a rendering of the 2013 Corvette as drawn up by Schulte Design. It draws inspiration from the Stingray Concept as seen in the Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen movie and brings forth the egg-crate grille, vertical slat headlights, side vents, and the jet-fighter glasshouse. Adding some truth to speculation, this rendering also includes a split rear window that will be a part of the next C7 according to GM’s product design head, Ed Welburn.

Very little details are known as to the engine options for the Corvette. GM says there have been talks about a 440-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 version of the next-gen GM small block engine, but others say a smaller, forced induction engine may also be possible. We think Chevrolet is going to keep the lid tightly closed on this one until the car debuts in late 2011. Sales should begin in early 2012.

Check out another rendering of the Corvette C7 by clicking here!

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Source: MotorAuthority

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12 comments:

  (7) posted on 01.14.2011

I know this car won’t be made, but when I saw it I was thinking what a beautiful car it is, but it shouldn’t be a Corvette. I have seen other renderings that look more like a Corvette and are beautiful.

  (702) posted on 11.9.2010

I think the current styling is darn near perfect. Hopefully the new model wont look
drastically different.

  (831) posted on 11.3.2010

I think they should take some cues from the side- mainly the fenders. It’s not a bad-looking car, but it needs some front and rear tweaks.

  (831) posted on 10.15.2010

The flagship sports/top performance vehicles are usually not under the luxury brand name, unless you’re already a luxury car company. Think about it... the fastest track models will be strip down version of the car. Look at GM, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler....etc. You may get a model for the luxury brand but flagship performance vehicle.... nope. Performance can do without luxury, not the other way around.

  (340) posted on 10.12.2010

So tired of the mid engined Corvette BS. I say make a mid engined Corvette, but call it a Cadillac Evoq and put in a little bit of hybrid something just to make a showcase car. Cadillac should always be the best GM can build. Stop it with the Buick’s already we don’t want one. We wanted Pontiac’s but you screwed that up GM.

  (205) posted on 09.29.2010

The flagship sports/top performance vehicles are usually not under the luxury brand name, unless you’re already a luxury car company. Think about it... the fastest track models will be strip down version of the car.

  (780) posted on 09.16.2010

I think the current styling is darn near perfect. Hopefully the new model wont look drastically different.

  (859) posted on 08.24.2010

So tired of the mid engined Corvette BS. I say make a mid engined Corvette, but call it a Cadillac Evoq and put in a lil bit of hybrid something just to make a showcase car. Cadillac should always be the best GM can build. Stop it with the Buicks already we don’t want one. We wanted Pontiacs but you screwed that up GM.

  (745) posted on 08.19.2010

Yeah, that’s what I’ve been talking about. What a gorgeous Chevrolet. Ready to take off for the next generation!

  (544) posted on 08.10.2010

I think they should take some cues from the side- mainly the fenders. It’s not a bad-looking car, but it needs some front and rear tweaks.

  (309) posted on 07.29.2010

thumbs up for Chevrolet! That car was so cool and so futuristic. I guess it will fit more on hot guys out there. Can’t wait for it’s debut.

  (221) posted on 07.28.2010

So tired of the mid engined Corvette BS. I say make a mid engined Corvette, but call it a Cadillac Evoq and put in a little bit of hybrid something just to make a showcase car.

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