This frozen Friday just got a little more fun.
Speculation regarding the next Corvette has run the gamut, from the car evolving to a midengine supercar to the rebirth of the famous split-window Stingray. Yes, there are high hopes for the next ‘Vette.
The odds are pretty good that Chevy won’t surprise us with a midengine car. But we could see a small-displacement turbocharged V8 under the hood, in addition to a few other V8 options. Whatever Chevy offers, we can be sure it’ll be amazing and can’t wait to see the improvements on the already superior Z06 and ZR1 variations.
Until now, the design of the C7 Corvette has been a complete mystery. It still is, mostly, but the first spy shots, courtesy of the good folks at KGP Photography, of the anticipated and elusive halo car have emerged. The pictures show a vinyl-clad beast clawing through the snow with familiar black-white camo bits poking out from under the vinyl armor.
Do the pictures answer any questions? Of course! We know for sure that the engine will remain in the front and a split rear window isn’t in the cards. We don’t know how the interior has been improved, though, or how the sheet metal will hug the frame. The guys at Jalopnik are pretty sure they’ve figured out the exterior design and have some cool renderings.
We also know for sure the exhaust will shift to a straight line of four center-mounted pipes, at least in the trim level caught testing.
In profile, I see some Ferrari 599 influence, which is not a bad thing.
We can expect the next Corvette to continue a slow strip tease over the next few months. Whatever you think of the ‘Vette, there’s no question the C7 will be a much-improved car over the current version. Maybe even better than any previous Corvette.
Will the C7 Corvette be the best one ever?