2014 Corvette flashes new logo before January debut
The seventh-generation Corvette will be revealed a day before the North American International Auto Show.
The crossed flags -- one a checkered racing flag, the other a red flag incorporating the Chevrolet emblem and a fleur-de-lis -- have been a 'Vette symbol since 1953 (here's a good look at all of them). The differences are subtle, but the latest emblem is more acute and V-shaped than ever before. More than 1.5 million Corvettes have been sold, and the seventh-generation model promises greater speed and more refinement.
The car's general shape and design cues have been leaked since last November, when Jalopnik posted the first unofficial rendering, which ended up being surprisingly accurate when later compared with spy photos and video renderings inadvertently published by a General Motors supplier.
While exact specifications are anyone's guess, the consensus is that the new Corvette will receive improved seats and higher-quality interior fittings -- criticisms that never went away during the sixth-generation model's entire eight-year run. A more efficient turbocharged V8 engine is also rumored.
Now that the all-new SRT Viper is back in business, we can't wait for a standoff between these two next summer, when the Corvette supposedly will reach dealerships.
Looks sweet. I have always dreamed of owning one since I saw one on a Beach Boys Album. They will always be America's Car. But...not all of us will be lucky enough to own one.
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