Photos of C7 Corvette Stingray tail lights in action, parking assist, and HUD

January 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Here are some new photos courtesy of Dave@Kerbeck, showing the C7 tail lights in operation at night, the parking assist screen, and HUD.

Watch the C7 Corvette Stingray do 7:27 Nurburgring lap… in GT5

January 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

No official C7 Corvette Stingray Nurburgring lap times have been released by GM yet, nor in-car track footage, but they are surely on the way.

For now, see how it would look virtually [video] with this 7:27 Nurburgring lap from Gran Turismo 5, courtesy of a C7 and GT5 enthusiast.

2014 Corvette Stingray Celebrates 60 Years of Corvette in NYC With World’s First Corvette

January 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

January 17, 1953 was the date that the first prototype Chevrolet Corvette (the EX-122, world’s oldest Corvette) was first revealed to the public at the GM Motorama in New York City’s historic Waldorf Astoria hotel.

60 years later, the 2014 Corvette Stingray has returned to NY to celebrate the 60 year anniversary with the Motorama Experimental Prototype Corvette, as well as one Corvette from each of its previous six generations.

Here are some photos from the event. The Corvette has come far from the experimental prototype!

Report: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to Debut at 2013 Geneva Auto Show

January 29, 2013 at 8:00 am

According to this report (from Autoweek), we won’t have to wait long to see the droptop version of the C7 Corvette Stingray. That’s because it’s now reportedly due to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva auto show in early March.

It may strike some as peculiar to debut the convertible version of an American automotive icon at a non-US show, but according to the report, the rationale is that since the C7 Stingray was engineered to compete with the world’s best and brightest, why not have an international debut for it.

There’s also precedence for such a move. The Geneva auto show was also the venue where GM debuted the C6 Corvette Convertible, back in March 2004.

GM Video Gives Small Peek at C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible

January 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

If you paid attention in the recently posted GM video explaining the Corvette Stingray’s exterior design, you’ll have gotten a small preview peek at the C7 Convertible in the sketches/drawings behind the car.

Visual Comparison of 2014 Corvette Stingray vs 2009 Concept Model

January 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

We’ve put together a visual comparison between the Corvette Stingray Concept shown at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show and the just debuted 2014 Corvette Stingray debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

See INSIDE for the comparison gallery.

Video: 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray Exterior Design and Aerodynamics Explored

January 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Watch GM engineers and designers explain in this video how the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s distinct aeronautical lines and intricate ventilation systems results from its sleek, sculpted finish. See how purposeful aerodynamic design yields a fully functional exterior and a totally new breathing experience.

Brembo Expands Michigan Plant to Equip All C7 Corvette Stingrays with Brembo Brakes

January 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

Italian brake company Brembo has expanded its Homer, Michigan facilities to ramp up for the production of brakes for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

This is the first generation of the Corvette for which Brembo will supply all models with its lightweight high performance brakes. Previously, Brembo supplied small numbers of brakes to the C6 Corvette ZR1. Brembo will assemble the brake discs and calipers into corner units that include bearings and knuckles at its Michigan plant.

Matte black C7 Corvette Stingray for skiing duty anyone?

January 26, 2013 at 7:36 pm

We’ll probably never see a real life matte black C7 Corvette Stingray with ski rack/case attached, but it does look great (and unique).

Rendered by Glacius Creations, via Stance Nation facebook.

Click image below for full image.

GM planning L88 Corvette Stingray C7? Files trademarks to revive L88 engine code

January 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Is GM cooking up something designated L88 for the C7 Corvette Stingray? If a recent trademark filing is any sign, just maybe…

According to GMauthority:

The automaker filed two trademark applications for the L88 name. The first was filed on August 4, 2012 for “exterior and interior badges for motor land vehicles”, while the second was filed on September 18, 2012 for “decals”. The trademarks were then published for opposition in October of 2012 and subsequently approved to the USPTO principal register on January 15, 2013.

The General used the L88 designation in a very select amount of Chevrolet Corvettes from the late 1960′s, of which currently go for over $500,000 at auctions. Essentially, it was a racing engine that could be directly ordered from GM from the factory that boasted 427-cubic-inches (7.0-liters), and is often hailed as the ultimate Corvette engine that’s ever been made to date.

Specifically, it was a modified big block with lighter heads and bigger ports, a more aggressive camshaft, aluminum radiator, smaller flywheel, and a massive Holley four-barrel carburetor. Oh, and an absolutely crazy 12.5:1 compression ratio. Again, we’re talking about an engine that was from over 40 years ago. This sky-high compression was achieved through 103-octane racing fuel, and was officially rated at 430 horsepower, though claims as high as 560 horsepower have been made.

Read on INSIDE….