2014 Chevrolet Corvette: Still a Mystery, But Details Leak Out
The 7th-generation 'Vette is still a ways off, but Popular Mechanics knows a bit about it.
But the point here -- and I do have one -- is that the next Corvette, due in 2014, remains a mystery. This is pretty common. GM tends to keep a tight lid on the model's development; by the same token, when details leak out, it's a big deal.
The Corvette is a beautiful high performance automobile. The problem is that with any high performance automobile you can not drive it the way it was designed and built to be driven without loosing your driver's license.
I'm looking forward to the C7. I own a C6 and love it...lots of fun to drive, easy on the gas and the wife loves it. I'm one of those Middle Aged guys who drives a Vette...but have owned fast cars for 35 years...so for those who say it's a mid life crisis...I like to think of it as natural progression. Yes, I drive at the speed limit.....when your in a Vette, trust me you have nothing to prove.
Any one who compares a Vette with a Mustang...you have never owned a Vette...for if you had you would not own a Mustang...I've owned both in my life.
Vette...the original American Idol! :)
Thank goodness it will never be a Ferrari, that would lower the Corvette appeal.
This is America............................
Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
The Corvette was and is the sweetest pruduct to come from Chevy. Let's just hope that the next gen doesn't disappoint.
"Corvette stands alone, delightfully imperfect, always just a little bit unrefined. In other words, it has personality"
I own a low mileage 2006 Vette. There's a slight rattle in the driver's door panel, there's a relay somewhere in the upper passenger footwell under the glove box that clicks everytime I step on the brake, and when I drive with the top off, it rattles in it's mounting brackets in the rear. As far as I'm concerned, these little flaws makes it unique, and make it mine.
A fun story for the Vette guys:
My neighbor bought a new Camaro. He asked me one day in the driveway, "I get people trying to race me a lot since I bought my car, that must happen to you CONSTANTLY, huh?" I replied, "Nope, never. They know they'll lose!" (Just one more reason why I love my Vette.)
I don't know, considering that this car is just about certain to have a big sat nav touch screen, adding a backup camera is a no-brainer. Considering how bad the visibility is in the exotics like Lambo's etc. , the visibility in a split window can't be any worse. I like the idea, but not the execution in this particular rendering.
Shrimp roll, the Vette was known as "stingray" during it's 2nd and 3rd generations, as "Sting Ray" or "Stingray". I forget which years used which version of the name.
I agree with you about the Vette being a great bang for the buck and advanced for it's time (IRS, Disk brakes), but you can't compare it to the Mustang, they've never been in the same class. The Vette has always been quite a bit more money and a more prestigious car. It's kind of like comparing a Taurus to a Mercedes S Class.
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