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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:21 pm 
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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.

Production of the C7 will begin in 2013, and the car launches as a 2014 model.

That dramatic increase in spending has led to speculation that the Corvette could be in for a major facelift. Reports have suggested a seven-speed manual transmission could be offered. It’s also possible that the 6.2-liter V8 could be downsized, perhaps to about 5.5 liters. The current V8 in the Corvette ZR1 employs supercharging, but twin-turbocharging has also been rumored as a future technology. A V6--perhaps reinforced with some kind of forced-induction and making a high output--has also been generating considerable chatter among Corvette fans.



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 Post subject: Re: MMXIV
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:58 pm 
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How can they be sure that the front wheel isn't turned to the left a bit? Unless the car was traveling rapidly when the photo was taken...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:15 pm 
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If anything, it looks like it's turned to the right.

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 Post subject: Re: MMXIV
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:25 pm 
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AHTOXA wrote:
If anything, it looks like it's turned to the right.


Yeah, good call. That's what I meant to say.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Optical illusion! It's turned whichever way you want it to be turned.

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 Post subject: Re: MMXIV
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:12 pm 
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A seven-speed twin-turbo Corvette? I'm down. :mrgreen:

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In that context, I'm actually up.

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