2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 First Video Teaser Released
A major happening that we are eagerly expecting to see is the reveal of the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, which is promised to be rethought, redesigned and reengineered.
The aim this time (as any other time in my opinion) is to change the driving experience forever … and once again. The first video teaser showing a bit of the new Chevy is already being released and the good news is that there are four footages more to come in the upcoming weeks before the official unveiling.
And of course if you still wonder about the exact date off it – it is January thirteen. The place – Detroit. In addition, it is rumored that the new Corvette is going to draw power from a small-block V-8 engine downsized to 5.5-liters. I personally wonder about the exact horsepower and the acceleration time that it is going to show.
In the video below you can literally experience the thrill before the big date. The footage is dynamic and although it doesn't reveal much, it is s exciting that I am honestly waiting to see the other four ones. Of course, I am still keeping the hope that they are going to show more of the new Corvette.
And as you might not know the 2014 model is going to be the seventh-generation of this more than emblematic model. The history of the sportscar began in the distant 1953 with the production of a convertible designed by Harley Earl and introduced by General Motors as a concept showcar.
The car was also called "solid-axle" because of the lack of independent rear suspension. The car generated 283 horsepower (211 kW). The production of the first generation Corvette ended in 1962.
Then the second generation (C2) Corvette debuted in the 1963 and was largely referred to as the Sting Ray. In fact the model was smaller than the first generation but generated greater power of 360 bhp (270 kW).
Next in the line is the third generation, which debuted a year after the production of the second generation started – 1968. This one was in production until 1982. C3 coupes included for the first time T-topremovable roof panels. The engine, chassis components and other technical features were taken mainly from the C2 model. Nevertheless, the body and interior were new. Here the new 5.7 L engine replaced the 5.36 L, but still the horsepower remained the same.
The fourth generation Corvette gained a major success in 1983 because it completely redesigned the model. Still the power was also reduced to 205 hp (150 kW), although the engine was new - V8 one mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
In 1997 the generation five C5 Corvette debuted and its production ended in 2004 model year. It showed a top speed of 181 mph (291 km/h) and stunned the automotive world, because it was enhanced and improved in every possible way. It was rated at 350 bhp (260 kW).
Sixth generation-C6 kept the front engine and rear transmission design of the C5. Its production began in 2005 and is soon to end – in 2014 with the release of the C7 model. It included new bodywork with exposed headlamps and new 6.0 liter engine and reworked suspension geometry.
The engine generated 400 bhp (300 kW) at 6000 rpm and has 424 lb-ft (575 N-m) of torque at 4400 rpm, accelerating the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in under 4.2 seconds.
And now we are just less than three months away from the generation seven!
Video Source: YouTube