Could we interest you today in taking a one day early sneak peak at the all new 2014 C7 Corvette that is set to be announced tomorrow night at it launch event during the North America International Auto Show. If you are interested in learning more about the C7 corvette and let’s face it who isn’t? So keep reading and we will wade through the rumours and let the cream rise to the top.
We strongly believe that the C7 will likely have a 5.5-liter V8 version of Chevy’s tired and antiquated pushrod, small-block V-8 engine looks to be making its way under the hood of the C7. This rumor also saddens us it means that other fuel saving technologies like cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing will not be available on what could be a very thirsty car. The new engine will include direct injection and a higher compression ratio should guarantee this new small-block has the same power output and possible more than that of the outgoing 6.2-liter V8. The Z06 models and ZR1 models are on track to receive a forced induction version of the engine with GM favoring supercharging over a twin turbo setup. We will have to see how the Corvette Race teams like the idea of replacing their 7.0-liter V8 for a forced feed small displacement.
One rumor that GM is trying to distance themselves from is that the car will received a supercharged or turbocharged V6 engine option. We have to think that this has more to with satisfying their traditional chest thumping V8 client as we think that this would be a fantastic idea.
No matter which engines will be found under the hood they are expected to be connected to a new 7-speed manual transmission which may receive a rev match function. On the Automatic side of the equation we are expecting a 7 or 8 speed dual-clutch transmission to be included in the new C7 Corvette.
And as dramatic a change as the interior is, look for equally major upgrades inside, with leaked details indicating a premium look and feel, with a digital dash with an info display to show track telematics like lap times, G forces, gear selection, and 0-60 times.
The all-new Corvette is still set to be debuted tomorrow evening so we will be sure to bring all of the confirmed news as it flows into our inboxes.