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Chevrolet Finally Unveils the New C7 Corvette to Widespread Critical Acclaim
The new Corvette is already being praised as perhaps the best American sports car of the past 50 years.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette (http://www.nbcnews.com/
The changes to the upcoming seventh-generation model are immediately apparent, but it’s still unmistakably a Corvette — it’s still got the long nose, steeply raked windshield, and quad tail lamps and exhaust pipes that have come to define the model. The design changes give it an edgy, futuristic look, though; these changes include the addition of LED accent lights, rear quarter windows, and a new grille below the bumper that’s split by a chromed bar.
The interior has seen some changes, too. An eight-inch reconfigurable display is the centerpiece, along with a second display for infotainment functions. The cabin will also feature the option of two different kinds of seats — those optimized for use on the track, and those that emphasize comfort for everyday driving.
It was rumored for a time that the next Corvette would eschew a V8 engine in favor of supercharged V6, but this is not the case — the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will indeed feature a large V8 engine that’s likely to deliver 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. It’s expected that this engine will help the car jump from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds or less.
Of course, drivers who want as much power as possible may want to wait for the Z06 and ZR1 editions, both of which may well feature engines that are capable of upwards of 600 hp.
The C7 Corvette is expected to arrive at Chevrolet of Homewood later this year. Drivers who want more information can visit their dealership (http://www.homewoodchevy.com/