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C7 Corvette Finally Revealed… Sort of

Spy shots. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re an unavoidable sign of the times we live in. We love them because we get a sneak peak at cars we’ve been waiting years to see. We hate them because we read the headline we’ve waited so long to read, only to be let down by blurry images of a black-and-white checkerboarded monstrocity that is never really what we had hoped to see.

The good news is, there’s no checkerboard cover on these brand new spy shots of the 2014 C7 Corvette. The bad news? It’s using a slightly modified C6 shell for testing purposes. So those of you yelling “Wait a minute, it looks JUST LIKE THE C6! WHAT A RIPOFF!” can breathe easy for the moment. Though unfortunately this still means we have pretty much no idea what the C7 Corvette will look like.

Ok, now that we’ve gotten beyond that initial letdown, let’s take a look at what we actually CAN tell from these pictures. AutoWeek breaks it down:

Looking at these photos, it’s evident the wheelbase of the Corvette will change. The wheels, particularly in front, are clearly off-centered in this C6 body shell being used as a test mule. This indicates a longer wheelbase which could return a more comfortable drive character. The photos also suggest a narrower layout.

In back, there’s a quad exhaust configuration, though intriguingly, the outer two pipes are capped off. That could have a variety of implications.

An added bonus came in the form of confirmation that the highly-divisive Stingray concept as seen in the new Transformers movie will not be the body style of the C7 Corvette. Which is a relief (unless you were among the few who actually liked that particular look).

So here we are again, mostly back to where we started. Still no official body shots, but a few more clues. Will the torture never end? Join the discussion and share your thoughts.

Related discussions: C7 Corvette Engine Will Be Small, High-Rev Turbo V8 , Opinions of the Concept Look for the C7

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Borla C6 Corvette Exhaust Videos Let You Try Before You Buy

…Ok, so maybe you can’t actually TRY them. But still. When shopping around for exhaust systems for any car (especially a Corvette), you want a robust demonstration from every possible angle. Takeoffs, flybys, idle, shifting, etc.. Well, Borla’s gone the extra step to give you the ultimate demonstration of their 3 Corvette C6 cat-back exhaust systems. Check out the video and decide for yourself!

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2012 Corvettes For Sale Now!

2012 Corvettes are in stock now! Click here to see our selection.

More are on the way, so check back often!

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Corvette Car Show – 20th Anniversary ExtraVetteGanza is Fast Approaching!

Don’t forget, the Greater New Orleans Corvette Club’s 20th Annual ExtraVetteGanze All Corvette Car Show is quickly approaching. The event will be held on Saturday, Octobet 15th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Bayou Country General Store in Slidell, LA.

The pre-show party will be on Friday night, October 14th at 7:00 PM at The Hampton Inn Hotel.

For reservations, please call 985-726-9777. For further information, please visit the GNOCC website. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Missing From 2012 Corvette Orders

Xirallic. Who knew such an odd word could cause the 2012 Corvette production such headaches?

Actually, Xirallic is a crucial pigment used to make the Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Metallic paints for the Chevy Corvette. The main source of this pigment comes from a plant in Onahama, Japan, which was damaged during the earthquake earlier this year. Chevrolet is currently testing other options, and are hoping to shorten the delay before these colors become available again. It could be as late as September/October before orders can be placed.

With some of the top selling Corvette colors currently unavailable for ’12 orders, how will the Vette world survive?

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2012 Corvette Z06 Nurburgring Video – 7:22.68 Lap Time

The 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 posted a Nurburgring lap time of 7:22.68 – 20 seconds faster than the previous C6 Z06 lap time recorded in 2005, and just 3 seconds shy of the 2012 ZR1′s record-setting run.

With this kind of improvement, it makes one wonder what a C7 Corvette Nurburgring lap time will look like…

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Carlisle Blue Corvette Pictures Unveiled

Carlisle Blue: the new Torch Red? Corvette Blogger has scored pics of a 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Convertible at the Bloomington Gold show. Available for 2012, will this be the new popular color for the Corvette?

Surely there will be those who love it, and those who hate it. Join the discussion and let us know where you stand! Personally I like it. But then again, I like Supersonic Blue and Crystal Red as well, and I’ve talked to plenty of Vette guys that hate those. Time will tell!

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