Corvette C7 coming in 2012

Stingray Concept - Transformers II 2009

If you like Corvettes, this is going to make you smile. Fresh out of bankruptcy court, General Motors announced its two-year product plans for Chevy, Caddy, Buick and GMC. Included are go codes for the new C7 Corvette. The plan is to introduce the C7 in April of 2012 as a 2013 model — a big improvement over the old plan to not reinvent the Corvette until 2014. Let’s just state this up front — almost nothing at all is known about the new Corvette. It appears as if plans for a mid-engine Corvette have been put aside. Like all Corvettes before it, the C7 will feature an engine up front driving the wheels out back. Other than that…

The rumors are that the C7 will be smaller and lighter than the current welterweight C6. There’s talk of using more advanced materials like carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium as well as smaller engines. Calm down, calm down — as the ZR1 showed us, less displacement doesn’t always mean less power. Especially when a positive-displacement Roots-type supercharger’s in the mix. There’s chatter that the C7’s design might be based on the Stingray Concept from the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, but we’re hoping it’s not. More details as they become available.
Source: Corvette Blogger via: Autoblog

5 thoughts on “Corvette C7 coming in 2012

  • August 31, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I was sorta hoping they would to drastically cut production.
    Or really delay a C7. GM is worthless as far a quality.
    My C6 is a prime example

  • November 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    It’s a shame the Corvette doesn’t currently incorporate an updated and increased displacement E-85 version of the “XV8” (2001 era experimental design as an extra-cost option) or at least a current production AFM equipped V8. It was designed to include DI, AFM, and could also idle on four cylinders as well. If combined with the improved BAS-plus hybrid system (Li-ion battery), fuel mileage would today be quite incredible for a 400+ hp vehicle. Once warmed up, and stopped at a traffic signal, the Corvette could accelerate at modest to moderate levels using just four cylinders and the BAS-plus electric motor. At highway speeds under light load conditions, it could again cruise and operate on just four cylinders. This is a no-brainer — and some of us would “gladly pay” for these options — irregardless of their “payback period,” if ever. In the future, a “two-mode hybrid system” could be included, or made optional, with either an advanced twin-turbo V6 gas, or modern 4.5 liter V8 diesel engine. Volt/Ampera technology could also be incorporated as well. Maybe getting an electric drive motor for each wheel?

  • March 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I like the looks of it with the exception of the rear end (unfortunately there’s nothin’ “Corvette” about it). In my opinion, Chevrolet shouldn’t stray from their signature round tail lights (at least not yet).

  • April 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I own a C6 and a C3. Have had C5s, C4s, other C3s over the years. To the C6 owner who thinks they should cut production. Go buy a foreign car, that’s your right – this is America…..but leave GM and Corvette alone. Some people let vettes sit in the garage and polish them to death. Drive em…. Get in, Shut up and Hold On!!!

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm


    If they build this one without any changes,
    it will be one of the beatiful Vette ever!

    Everything is genius! front, back, proportions
    congratulations on the designer! Hope inside
    and overall quality will hold that what the design


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