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Exclusive: This is the 2014 Chevy Corvette


The exclusive images you see here, derived from hours spent secretly poring over the sheetmetal of two seventh-generation Corvettes, show the next step in the supercar's iconic evolution. These aren't photos, but this is absolutely the next-generation Chevy Corvette in ZR1 trim. GMso doesn't want you to see these.

Love it or hate it, the Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon. For most of its 60 years, the 'Vette's shown that a commodity-focused U.S. automaker can confound expectations and compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. The seventh-generation Corvette - or C7 Corvette - as fan-boys and GM insiders call it - is designed to further confound those expectations.

These renderings were derived from hours this weekend I (and our designer) spent in secret, poring over the completely uncamouflaged "sheetmetal" of two versions of the next-gen Corvette. With limited time, we decided to, rather than show you the first one, a base level Corvette, we focused our rendering efforts instead on the high-performance ZR1 trim level.

None of our sources were willing to go on the record or allow me to run their name for fear they might lose their jobs. That's also why I'm showing renderings rather than actual photos - I don't care if it might cast doubt on the veracity of the styling - but I didn't want anyone losing their job over this.

That said, we showed these images to three different sources at General Motors - and all three confirmed that the images you see here accurately portray the ZR1 trim level for the seventh-generation Corvette. A fourth source - a non-GM employee - confirmed that the vehicle we show here is one of two Initial Vehicle Engineering Release (IVER) vehicles that's been making the rounds at the Milford Proving Grounds.
The ZR1 trim level is expected to come out later than the base model Corvette - which is slated for a 2014 model year and a reveal at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

At first glance, you think this is nothing more than an evolutionary change to America's supercar. But give it a second for that initial enormously deceiving glance to dissipate into a double-take. The changes - like the very Camaro-esque rear taillights, the over-exaggerated side vents, and a new window in the rear quarter - will be absolutely polarizing to any Corvette fan-boy. And other items - like a split-rear window, a la the Corvette Stingray, won't make it into production.
 

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It looks like... A Corvette!
 

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yeah i like it... in a way its what i was expecting similar styling just very angular modern lines.... the rear is a little squared like camaro caddy DNA but over all i like it... i can imagine what the regular car will look like minus the hood front lip and all that..... my dad is getting one for his 65th Bday( he is such a stereotype)..... he just sold his C6 a few months ago... so yeah when he gets it am looking forward to testing it out
 

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i dont like the center exhaust individual tips all together like that and no i dont like it on the 458 either

if your going to do something like that i think one large opening exhaust tip looks better like the LFA...
 

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That looks terrible....the back especially....4 exhaust tips next to each other is overkill....My gyess is that rendering is a bunch of bs....
 

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I'm not sure what to think of this. Its borrowed designs and it doesn't look eye catching to me. I can't say it doesn't look better or worse than the prior model before it. And yes this is an almost exact design of the real thing ala zr1.
Ehh GM... Ehhh is all I got to say... You better come to the table with the performance without the slicks and uncomfortable driving experience... Then and only then will you get some respect.
 

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I like it but the tail lights on the current Corvette look better.
Regardless of looks, for me to consider it, the car would need:

1) DCT
2) better interior
3) A sexy MFD like the GTR
 

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I like it but the tail lights on the current Corvette look better.
Regardless of looks, for me to consider it, the car would need:

1) DCT
2) better interior
3) A sexy MFD like the GTR
It should have all the above. GM has already stated that the interior, seats, and overall polish were very high on the list for substantial improvement. While a dual clutch transmission has not yet been confirmed, there has been a lot of chatter about it. A 7 speed manual transmission however has been confirmed as standard so that does give some hope that they will add something other than a torque converter auto.
 

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meh
 

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holding judgement till i see it in person. i will say that when i saw similar rendering and early pre-pro pics of the C6 i didn't like it but it has really grown on me, much like the 370z
 

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Why would anyone think those pictures from Jalopnik are actually like what the C7 will look like? Designs shown are amateurish at best, just some commissioned renderings. I am certain actual design will be much better executed. Can't see GM leaking what the car will look like when they probably haven't even finalized the design.
 

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as a vette fan.. not impressed .. usually they come out with something special.. looks like a Zr1 banged a Camaro and this is the child ..
 
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